Thursday, January 31, 2008
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
I am currently reading Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. What a funny and entertaining read! It basically details the time between Jesus' birth and the start of this ministry at age 30. What did he do during that time? Nothing is really mentioned in the bible. Jesus, called Joshua in the novel, sets out on an adventure with his closest friend Biff to find the three magi that visited him at his birth. Joshua feels he has a job to do, but doesn't know what to do next. He needs to learn as much as he can, learning valuable ideas from the three magi; one an african alchemist, one a buddhist monk, one a hindu leader. Another interesting idea added to the story was that Joshua became friends with the local yeti in the Chinese mountains, who ended up being the last one left on the earth. I love that addition! Fun read for anyone with any or no religious beliefs.