Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore (2002)
Despite my familiarity of only the most basic of Bible stories, I enjoyed this fictional imagining of Christ’s life, as told by his childhood pal Biff. In this irreverent take on AD 1-33, there’s plenty to laugh at and, to my surprise, ponder, as Joshua”s quest to understand his destiny takes him and Biff to China and India in search of the three wise men, before returning to gather the apostles. Moore cleverly weaves “fact” with fiction, spinning an entertaining adventure through Biblical times.