Troy’s Book Club: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

Just got done reading Christopher Moore‘s delightful “Lamb”. What a great, fun, thoughtful book. I really can’t suggest enough that you read this, particularly if you were raised Catholic, or have any level of spirituality in you, or you like adventure stories, or you have a sense of humor, or you like dirty jokes, or you like kung fu, or you like irreverent and sensitive humor, or you’ve ever wondered what your “destiny” is. Really, this books touches on all those topics.

We’ve all heard about or possibly read the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These cover Christ’s birth and his death—but what about all the time in between? What the heck was Christ up to between the time he was 10 and 30? What does the “H” in “Jesus H. Christ” stand for?  These are the weighty questions that Mr. Moore attempts to answer. This book is “written” by Biff, who was at Christ’s side from childhood through his adult years. Biff is outspoken, has a crush on Christ’s mom, and has a lot more “street-sense” than Christ; he has quite a list of achievements!

I enjoyed the heck out of this book. Mr. Moore really wrote a lovely picture of Christ and the adventures he could have had for 20 years and how these adventures contributed to his ideas for preaching.

Check out this book here from the Milwaukee Public Library.

Buy this book here from Boswell Book Company.

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