Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (Paperback)
Want a rollicking good laugh? Then, by all means, read Christopher Moore’s Lamb as soon as possible. That has been my standard response since discovering this book. Lamb follows the life of Jesus (Joshua) Christ as told through the eyes of his less-than-angelic, blasphemous, hormonally driven best friend, Biff. Read the life of Nazareth’s most notorious son from a humorous, irreverent, often cringe-worthy yet laugh-out-loud hilarious account. Friendly for recovering Christians and the practicing faithful alike.— From Krys
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.
“An instant classic . . . terrific, funny and poignant.
-Rocky Mountain News
“[Moore’s] most ambitious book.”
-East Bay Express
“I haven’t finished reading [LAMB] yet, but I’ve managed to laugh myself to tears on more than one occasion.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch