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.
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1 . Biff and Josh
Posted July 10, 2013 by Kevin , CliftonThis was truly one of the funnier books to ever cross my eyes. Biff and Josh make for a hilarious team traveling across Asia learning kung fu and yoga. I did not find it at all irreverent. It teaches the importance of being a good person while making the reader laugh.
2 . Biff and Josh
Posted July 09, 2013 by Roxy , BrisbaneI hurt myself laughing while Biff and Josh wrote The Sermon on the Mount. They decided to leave a few people out, like the w@nkers and the dumbf*cks. That is just a touch of the funny found in this book.
3 . You will laugh and then laugh some more!!!!
Posted December 10, 2010 by Scott Frei , Rockdale, TexasStory of Jesus told from Biff (the pal) Joshua's (aka Jesus) best friend. From the beginning with Joshua resurrecting a lizard for his brother play toy to Biff having a boyhood crush on the Mother of Christ ... its one story after another that just makes you smile and want more.
And in no way does it make fun of Christianity.
4 . HILARIOUS
Posted October 07, 2010 by Barbara , Wheaton, ILChristopher Moore is great and this book is his greatest! Absolutely hilarious and, surprisingly, thought provoking. An absolute must read!
5 . One of the best books I've ever read
Posted July 06, 2010 by Jamie , ConnecticutI stumbled upon Chris Moore via Tim Sandlin and couldn't be happier. Lamb was one of the best books I've ever read. I savored it completely. The only fault I could find is that I know I can't recommend it to everyone I meet. If you enjoy making light of things that get too heavy, you'll love this book. Biff is the greatest sidekick of all time, and Joshua is the type of Messiah I'd follow anywhere. Loved it, loved it, loved it!
6 . Great Book!
Posted April 16, 2010 by Danielle , Ann ArborChristopher Moore is a great writer! I love that he can make you look at things differently even in a situation where it is historically true, this is how I feel about Lamb, while I know Jesus', story it was refreshing to read it told this way, with a sense of humor as well. Great read!
7 . Well Written, Clever Read
Posted July 18, 2009 by JKWheeler , New MexicoChristopher Moore puts words together with wit and sensitivity. A stand out book. I'm looking forward to reading everything he writes.
Posted June 13, 2007 by gregvanker , Sylvan Lake, MILamb by Christopher Moore was by far the funniest book I have ever read. I highly recommend this book to anybody with a sense of humor.
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Excerpt from Lamb by Christopher Moore
You think you know how this story is going to end, but you don't. Trust me, I was there. I know.
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The first time I saw the man who would save the world he was sitting near the central well in Nazareth with a lizard hanging out of his mouth. Just the tail end and the hind legs were visible on the outside; the head and forelegs were halfway down the hatch. He was six, like me, and his beard had not come in fully, so he didn't look much like the pictures you've seen of him. His eyes were like dark honey, and they smiled at me out of a mop of blue-black curls that framed his face. There was a light older than Moses in those eyes.
"Unclean! Unclean!" I screamed, pointing at the boy, so my mother would see that I knew the Law, but she ignored me, as did all the other mothers who were filling their jars at the well.
The boy took the lizard from his mouth and handed it to his younger brother, who sat beside him in the sand. The younger boy played with the lizard for a while, teasing it until it reared its little head as if to bite, then he picked up a rock and mashed the creature's head. Bewildered, he pushed the dead lizard around in the sand, and once assured that it wasn't going anywhere on its own, he picked it up and handed it back to his older brother.
Into his mouth went the lizard, and before I could accuse, out it came again, squirming and alive and ready to bite once again. He handed it back to his younger brother, who smote it mightily with the rock, starting or ending the whole process again.
I watched the lizard die three more times before I said, "I want to do that too."
The Savior removed the lizard from his mouth and said, "Which part "
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By the way, his name was Joshua. Jesus is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Yeshua, which is Joshua. Christ is not a last name. It's the Greek for messiah, a Hebrew word meaning anointed. I have no idea what the "H" in Jesus H. Christ stood for. It's one of the things I should have asked him.
Me I am Levi who is called Biff. No middle initial.