Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

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HarperCollins, Feb 4, 2003 - Fiction - 464 pages
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The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

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User Review  - Dylan Hargrove - Goodreads

This was one of my favorite books that I've ever read. Part of that has to do with my love and fascination with religion and spirituality in general. While this is a novel based on fiction and story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eric Goberman - Goodreads

The writer is extremely entertaining ! The book is purely fictional with details taken from many sources. For those who aren't afraid of looking at religion with a sense of humor this is a great read. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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