I heard an interview with author Christopher Moore in NPR and was intrigued. He's a humor fiction writer, and when I looked him up on Amazon and read a few excerpts, I was hooked. He's hilarious!
I downloaded Lamb to my Kindle because I'd never heard of anything like it before. Here's the blurb:
I am a Christian. I am not the best example of a Christian, by far. But I do the best I can, talk to God like he's my best friend, and try to live the life He wants me to live, be the woman and wife and mother He made me to be.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.
Is it wrong that this book cracks me up? I know it's not true. I don't take a word of it seriously. But it's such an interesting fictional take on the story of Jesus that I can't help but love it!
I plan to read more of Moore's books, but I'm struggling a bit with this one. The morality of reading it. Is it wrong? Is Christ disappointed that I'm reading something that, in a way and probably to most readers, mocks Him?
I don't look at it as mocking because I know it's fiction. I look at it like a story. Like a fairy tale. I imagine, I look at it the same way many non-Christians view the stories in the Bible.
Has anyone else read it?