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hilarious. one of the best books i have read. wouldn't be surprised if it was a true story!

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My Favorite Gospel
Oh my goodness, how come this Gospel never made it into the Bibles tucked into every hotel drawer in this country. I swear, if I'd been exposed to this introduction to Christ as
a child I might have converted. I mean this Christ is one righteous dude. He truly earns my respect. What do you mean, he's a fictional character. Well, just as believable as the other Christ. And from Moore's magic pen, a whole lot more fun. And as for Biff? Well, he's welcome at my place whenever he wants to visit. A fun romp! 

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Rietta
Have read it 3 times!! Love it!

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I can imagine being Jesus friend!
I've read this book 4 times since my best friend gave it to me a few years ago. I laugh harder and think deeper each time. Thank you Christopher Moore!

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Lived every word
I love this book. It's well written and funny without making fun of anything. Out also had very deep and very human moments

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Beautiful
Loved the book. Made me laugh and cry.

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Funny, irreverent and fast
Would recommend this book to anyone. So sad that some people don't have a sense of humor, but, alas, we can't all have good taste. I can't remember the last time that I
laughed so much while reading a story. The tongue-in-cheek references to the life of Jesus and his "miracles" is done without coming off as simply slapstick. Very well done book. 

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Hilarious! Loved the book.

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A book sure to set blood boiling and stomachs splitting, Lamb is a brilliant read from the depths of Christopher Moore's "sick" mind. Following the untold life of Jesus Christ (Joshua bar Joseph) from birth to death, Moore blends historically accurate events and settings beautifully into real-world comparisons and hilarious antics (to include the creation of sarcasm) narrated by his best friend Biff. Though the events took place some 2000 years prior, Levi-who-is-called-Biff recalls the stories with astounding clarity. He also includes witty passages pertaining to his current situation in which he is writing this new gospel; he has been resurrected and now faces the (though somewhat sheltered) life and problems of modern America. We follow The Messiah and Biff on their spiritual and educational journey, and all the bumps and delights along the way.
This brilliant piece of literature is a delightful satirical piece, which allows us to see the beginning of Christianity through a different light. Even those without a faith would surely agree that Moore's portrayal of Jesus Christ is irrefutably human in both desire and heart, making this book doubly amusing as well as something to ponder. It could be argued that Lamb incorporates a theme of the importance and scarcity of true humanity, alongside the obvious value of a true friend.
I honestly can say the only time I was dissatisfied with this novel was when I was forced to finally put it down after thoroughly scrutinizing the inside of the back cover, willing more pages to spring forth. Though certainly not a read for the easily offended, Christopher Moore's Lamb is a book I would highly recommend to any tolerant and intellectual individual in need of a laugh. His style of writing is effortlessly comprehensive and offers a great read to not only Theology or English Majors, but to mature adolescent minds as well.
 

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“Lamb” by Christopher Moore was delightfully funny. The book tracks the life of Jesus Christ from birth to death. As the author notes there are roughly 30 years in Jesus life the bible never mentions. Chris Moore invents this life based upon biblical stories, historical research and other sources. Many of the miracles written of in the bible are explained in terms why they may have occurred but not too much about how. Christ’s friend and companion throughout his life and journeys is Biff, a wise cracking cynical self admitted asshole. He is tremendously funny. The journeys of roughly 20 years are devoted to seeking the three wise men. We already know how the book ends of course but ending chapters are devoted to Jesus building his ministry, and peacefully defying the roman rulers and their jewish lackeys. It was a great book I recommend to anyone.  


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