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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 13 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: October 27, 2005
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000BY8RSW
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The Young Messiah (Movie tie-in) (Originally Published as Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt) - A Novel Audiobook – Unabridged
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The Devil in "Cana" reminds me of both Memnoch (don't forget the wings), and the ghostly "Goblin" of Blackwood Farm -- Memnoch, because he thinks he is clever, and can make anyone believe what he claims is true, and Goblin, because he is a mirror image of Tarquin Blackwood, just as The Devil here materializes as a mirror image of Yeshua!
In both book, be sure to read the addenda for more reading, and information on the research and the use of literary (not historical) characters. If you have the time (time is a very important factor in Cana), find a copy of Josephus. Rice delved into his writings, and you owe it to yourself to see exactly what he had to say -- and why Rice chose him as an authoritative source.
I believe that Anne Rice does a wonderful job of portraying this perspective. i am waiting for the sequel now
Raised a Baptist myself, I had never heard the legends of Christ's childhood, and I enjoyed that part, and its being entwined with well known, long loved Biblical truths helped me easily immerse myself in the story. I loved reading about the family structure of that time, and the small parts of daily life.
I wish she had not gone back on the "dedication" of her writing to the Lord though, as I was looking forward to a third book ( I'm a sucker for a series) and her last vampire book was terrible . Don't tell God you're going to do something and then not lol.
If you can read a story about Christ without trying to turn it into a theological research book and arguing with it, you should enjoy this book.
Anne Rice took great pains to stay true to the Word and to history (geography, manners etc.)
The road to the wedding at Cana has Jesus meeting John the Baptist en-route. I found it interesting that Anne Rice, a Roman Catholic, has John the Baptist baptizing with a conch shell instead of immersion in the lake.
The moment that Jesus figured out He was God Anne wrote - " I'd always known who I really was. I was God. And I'd chosen not to know it." This statement by Rice accounts for a normal human upbringing.
Have you every wondered what words, look, or gesture Mary might have used to prompt Jesus to turn water into wine? Anne comes up with the obvious - Honor your Mother.
The book is fun. It is a Christian beach summer read. Have fun.