This is one of the funniest books I've heard so far. The time and research that must have went into this book really shines. I would recommend this book to religious and non-religious readers alike.
I really enjoyed this book for many reasons. It was extremely funny. It was well thought out and had reasonably accurate information on other philosophies that were tied in beautifully. I did not find it at all disrespectful.
I honestly learned some things between the laughs.
If I were more familiar with the Bible, this book may have been more interesting. Not being familiar, it was dull. I do recommend A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore and plan to listen to his other books.
I laugh....alot, it is quirky offbeat and really hard to stop listening too....that is if you like christopher moore
I have liked everything Christopher Moore has done so far but this book. I found the humor to be stale and uninspired and the story was to close to biblical gladhanding and not the sarcasm and wit that I expected.
Up until the last few chapters this book is a scream! If you ever wanted to know what the H. stood for in Jesus H. Christ, then you must read this book.
Reverent, it is not, but even the devout will find the last few chapters moving, the less devout, will find them more of a cop out.
This was the second Chistopher Moore book that I listened to, the first being "A Dirty Job." Moore is a master of the satirical, poking fun at nearly everyone. "The Lamb" was definitely worthwhile. The narrator is great, adding just the right inflection to portray the author's obvious sense of sarcasm. This was a great listen and would highly recommend.
Yep. It's that good. If you are looking for a book to entertain you during a long ride, or while completing a mindless home improvement project this summer, this is the one. Enjoy.
I loved this novel, you get to know the boy Jesus and the teenager i felt more moved at his death. i felt more of a conection to him then just from the bible great listen for those with an open mind about religion.
I notice that most of the other people who rated this as a one-star read are women. Seems that I am not alone in not being able to see the "humor" in the Mary Magdalene rape scene, masturbation, animal fornication, or the endless descriptions of a 13-year-old boy's innermost thoughts upon seeing [insert here a part of the female anatomy normally covered by clothing]. Don't misunderstand me: I wasn't offended because these despicable/schoolboy acts and thoughts are attributed to Christ. The few and far between parts where Christ actually makes an appearance in the book are really quite benign and non-controversial. No, all of this nonsense is perpetrated by the main character, his best friend Biff. I tried to keep going, hoping it would get better, but by page 150 or so (not sure . . . I was listening to it as an audio book) where Biff is being tended to by eight Chinese concubines for pages upon pages, I just had to quit.