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Christ the Lord by Anne Rice
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Dec 23, 10

really liked it
Read in December, 2010

I enjoyed this, the second of the Christ the Lord series more than the first, Out of Egypt. Rice has always shown great attention to detail, thoroughly researching for historical accuracy. She reconciles the conflicting ideas of Jesus as human and Jesus as divine in a way that few authors or filmmakers or artists have been able to capture. This tale, depicting Jesus in the months leading up to his baptism by John and his 40 days in the wilderness, shows the internal drama of one who is sinless but not immune to human longing and emotions. It's set amid the external drama of a community struggling to uphold its way of life while they exact injudicious punishments on their own for even a whisper of broken law. One of the finest accounts of Jesus' tussle with the devil is a highlight of this concise narrative's final pages.

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