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Lamb by Christopher Moore
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Dec 13, 2007

Read in January, 2008

Lamb is everything you'd gather from a first glance at the local bookstore. Irreverent, silly, and foolish. But at it's it's core is a heart and a few laugh out loud moments. If you are the type of Christian that is offended by movies like Kevin Smith's "Dogma" then this probably isn't for you. The Jesus character in this book is largely unblemished by the behaviour by most of the other people in the book, but still says his share of four letter words and deviates considerably from the narratives of the four traditional Gospels. The body of the novel takes place during the fabled "missing years" of Jesus life, the through 15-17 years between the finding in the temple to the beginning of the public ministry. This gives the author some artistic freedom, but he does have Jesus, whom he calls Joshua, learning Kung Fu and Eastern Philosophy, which would make the average Jerry Falwell's stomach turn. This is not for biblical literalists indeed, but if you're someone who enjoys a humorous story, and is curious to read a differnet take on the familiar Gospel tales, then you should be able to take Lamb.

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message 1: by Fanny (new)

Fanny I'm anxious to know how you like it son. I have been reading alot of reviews and for the most part everyone loves it. Now I want to read it also! It sounds wonderful and really sweet actually.

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