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Joshua (a.k.a. Jesus) knows he is unique and quite alone in his calling, but what exactly does his Father want of him? Taking liberties with ancient history, Moore works up an adventure tale as Biff and Joshua seek out the three wise men so that Joshua can better understand what he is supposed to do as Messiah. Biff, a capable sinner, tags along and gives Joshua ample opportunities to know the failings and weaknesses of being truly human. With a wit similar to Douglas Adams, Moore pulls no punches: a young Biff has the hots for Joshua's mom, Mary, which doesn't amuse Josh much: "Don't let anyone ever tell you that the Prince of Peace never struck anyone." And the origin of the Easter Bunny is explained as a drunken Jesus gushes his affection for bunnies, declaring, "Henceforth and from now on, I decree that whenever something bad happens to me, there shall be bunnies around."
One small problem with the narrative is that Biff and Joshua often do not have distinct voices. A larger difficulty is that as the tone becomes more somber with Joshua's life drawing to its inevitable close, the one-liners, though not as numerous, seem forced. True to form, Lamb keeps the story of Joshua light, even after its darkest moments. --Michael Ferch --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Two-thousand plus years in the waiting, and thanks to the Lord's BFFL, Biff we finally have a well-detailed accounting of Christ's life as a child. Read morePublished 3 days ago by kccam
Started off great, hilarious...but unfortunately started to slow and felt like it was dragging towards end. But quite funny in parts!Published 8 days ago by Johnny
Entertaining account of a fictional character, and his best friend Biff.Published 8 days ago by Weathered22
Didn't like it...a smart ass book for comtemporary indiots...not amusing.Published 10 days ago by Joyce L. Buckley
Have you ever pondered the years of Jesus' growing up. Just think what he was like at 12 or 13. In this book Moore imagines that time in Jesus through the eyes of Biff, Jesus'... Read morePublished 11 days ago by John Hudson
The book had me laughing out loud. While the book is funny it raises questions and makes the readers think of things in a different way. Read morePublished 11 days ago by K. Flowers
funny story. Love the bit about the angel in the motel room, passing the time by eating junk food and watching TV soap operas!Published 12 days ago by Cathy J Hunter