Christopher Moore – Lamb
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This story is written by Jesus’ (called Joshua in the book) best friend from childhood, Biff, after he is risen from the dead by an angel in present time to write a new gospel. It follows Joshua and Biff from their childhood and fills in the 30 year gap that is missing from Jesus’ story in the Bible. It takes him on a journey to find the 3 wise men, which turn out to be a Taoist/Confucist, a Buddhist, and a Hindu. Each wise man teaches him various aspects of his beliefs which Joshua takes pieces of and eventually forms his own set of beliefs.
It sounds like it could be a serious read, but this book is hilarious. Joshua is painted as a regular kid, trying to find himself and his place in the world, trying to figure out if he really is the Messiah, and if so, how on earth do you tell people that and get them to believe you? Biff is a great counterpart to Joshua, doing all of the "not-so-Jesus-like" things in Joshua’s place, so he keeps him well balanced. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that Jesus was a regular person before he was the Savior, and this book kind of reminds you of that. It personifies Jesus to have had problems growing up like the rest of us do, and it makes him very easy to relate to. Crazy how everyone has similar problems growing up right?