Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 13th 2009
Pages no: 468
Edition language: English
This was a hoot. I mean it's the best Gospel I've ever read/heard. It's kind of like what you imagine the Bible would have read like if the powers-that-be actually cared to tell the truth rather than whatever version they thought would give them power over people. But I digress. This was funny...
I loved, loved, loved this book! Definitely one of my favorites of the year! <3
It took me way to long to read this... especially considering how much I enjoyed it! I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud while reading, but it happened almost every page with Lamb. I absolutely love the author's rendering of Joshua, and Biff is just the best. I love that he's flawed an...
I was SO FLIPPING EXCITED to read this book. After all my friends reviews and some of the little snippets that I had read I thought I would be rolling on the floor laughing when I read this book. Sometimes I forget that I have a very strange sense of humor and this book did not make me laugh like I ...
Just in time for Christmas! This is a delightfully irreverent look at Jesus H. Christ, through the eyes of his childhood friend, Biff.It covered Jesus through his childhood and adolescence (*especially* his childhood and adolescence!) to his death on the cross.I found it absolutely hilarious, and I...