Book Review: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
“You’re going to have to learn to lie.” “I feel like I’m here to tell the truth.” “Yeah, but not now.”
Hilarious. Sacrilegious, yes. Teen boy humor, yes. Speculative, yes. Historically unsupported, yes. What’s your point? It’s humor. Well-conceived and well-executed. The more familiar one is with the Bible, the more one will get the joke. Many subtle references.
“I don’t know the Torah as well as you, Joshua, but I don’t remember God having a sense of humor.” “He gave me you for a friend, didn’t he?”
Hidden among the slapstick is a sensitive, introspective look at religion in general and Christianity in particular. Moore borrows elements from Continue reading