Lamb

Lamb

Book - 2003
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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.

Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2003.
Edition: 1st Perennial ed.
ISBN: 9780380813810
0380813815
Characteristics: p. cm.

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elizabeth88_1
Aug 24, 2017

Some people with no sense of humor will dismiss this book as heresy, as they did Monty Python's "Life of Brian"! But I love it! It really fills in the years between when Joshua got left behind in the temple and when he started preaching that the bible leaves out!

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KatG613
May 24, 2017

One of my top 5 books of all time. This book will make you laugh out constantly; it will also make you think and ponder the story of Christianity. Just read it. You won't regret it.

Cynthia_N Sep 19, 2016

Very funny!

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erinsnest
Sep 03, 2016

Sept 3 2016, given to me to read by my sister (and she wants it back!) and not one I probably would have picked out on my own. Glad that she recommended it to me, it made me laugh, cringe, and ponder. I will check out more of this author's books. He definitely has a different mind bend!

BostonPL_LauraB Aug 01, 2016

This parody-novel grew on me after I got used to the 15-year old teenage boy humor that was leaking from every page. It was done well and still engaging and weirdly informative for someone who has forgotten a lot about some of the bible stories. For the religious and cynics alike, this is a fun tale. The audiobook was very good as well with Fisher Stevens narrating.

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C_Bara
Jul 29, 2016

Great story about friendship and faith and the challenges of being the savior's best friend.

TSCPL_KyleM May 14, 2016

One of the funniest books I've ever read.

Cmlibrary_MDodds Dec 14, 2015

This is my favorite book; it's too funny. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good laugh.

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Belledog26
Oct 01, 2015

could be one of the funniest books i've ever read, each paragraph is a gem.

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TheAmyLu
Jun 09, 2015

This is book is very funny and clever, but also very moving. It made be cry more than once.

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tiffanyhna
Oct 31, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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tiffanyhna
Oct 31, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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tiffanyhna
Oct 31, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Nov 20, 2010

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

DanniOcean Jun 25, 2009

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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C_Bara
Jul 29, 2016

It was an eight-harlot inn, if that's how you measure an inn.

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C_Bara
Jul 29, 2016

What is this thing?" ..."It's a Yeti. An abominable snowman." ..."This is what happens when you fuck a sheep?" ... "Not an abomination, abominable.

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mothersbam
Jul 25, 2012

“I've tried to get the angel to watch MTV so I can learn the vocabulary of your music, but even with the gift of tongues, I'm having trouble learning to speak hip-hop. Why is it that one can busta rhyme or busta move anywhere but you must busta cap in someone's ass? Is "ho" always feminine, and "muthafucka" always masculine, while "bitch" can be either? How many peeps in a posse, how much booty before baby got back, do you have to be all that to get all up in that, and do I need to be dope and phat to be da bomb or can I just be "stupid"? I'll not be singing over any dead mothers until I understand.”

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mothersbam
Jul 25, 2012

“If you have come to these pages for laughter, may you find it.
If you are here to be offended, may your ire rise and your blood boil.
If you seek an adventure, may this song sing you away to blissful escape.
If you need to test or confirm your beliefs, may you reach comfortable conclusions.
All books reveal perfection, by what they are or what they are not.
May you find that which you seek, in these pages or outside them.
May you find perfection, and know it by name.”

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mothersbam
Jul 25, 2012

"It's wildly irritating to have invented something as revolutionary as sarcasm, only to have it abused by amateurs."

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EPLPicks_Teen Apr 07, 2010

Lighthearted satire of the life of Christ - from his childhood days up to his crucifixion.

FavouriteFiction Oct 03, 2009

Joshua (a.k.a. Jesus) and his pal Biff go on a journey looking for three wise men so that Joshua can better understand what he is supposed to do as Messiah.

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