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

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - 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  - ouroborosangel - LibraryThing

Irreverant and possibly offensive to some, this is the story of Jesus that the bible doesn't tell, including the story of his best friend Biff. Read full review

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User Review  - jkdavies - LibraryThing

Mostly amusing, and occasionally laugh out loud funny. this was an enjoyable imaginary journey through the early years of Jesus, where he learns to be the prophet for his people on a journey through ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Christopher Moore is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Lamb, The Stupidest Angel, Fool, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and The Serpent of Venice.

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