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.
This isn't the typical religious book. If it was, I wouldn't haven read it. But I already knew the author, I read a couple of years ago 'The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror', so I kind of knew what to expect.
I really liked Lamb. It's funny and sarcastic but beware, you will probably find it disrespectful if you are a very conservative Christian. It's not at all what you would expect to read of the childhood of Jesus. But in a way, it makes him more human, and I liked that. I know it's fiction but it felt more realistic!
Biff was friends with Joshua (Jesus) since both were little kids and he tell us his side of the story, how he accompanied him on a great journey through different lands and religions for him to learn how to be the messiah. It was surprising, sometimes shocking, and yes, it does makes fun of some things but not as insults, it just shows the good, the bad and the ridiculous of must religions. But I think you will enjoy it, especially if you are relaxed with religion.