The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Moore, Christopher, 1957- (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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A humorous, speculative novel fills in the lost years of Jesus' life, told from the perspective of Biff, his childhood best friend.


Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have read—and reread—Christopher Moore's irreverent, iconoclastic, and divinely funny tale of the early life of Jesus Christ as witnessed by his boyhood pal Levi bar Alphaeus (a.k.a. Biff). Now, in this special (check out the cool red ribbon marker, gilt-edged pages, and gold lettering) gift edition of Christopher Moore's bestselling Lamb, you, too, can find out what really happened between the manger and the Sermon on the Mount. And, in a new afterword written expressly for this edition, Christopher Moore addresses some of the most frequently asked questions he's received from readers since Lamb's initial publication, about the book and himself.

Fresh, funny, poignant, and wise, this special gift edition of Lamb is cause for rejoicing among readers everywhere.

Authors: Moore, Christopher, 1957-
Statement of Responsibility: Christopher Moore
Title: Lamb
the Gospel according to Biff, Christ's childhood pal
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, c2007
Edition: Special gift ed
Characteristics: 417 p. ; 25 cm.
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  • mothersbam rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I must admit. I read this book based on a recommendation. This isn't a book I would have picked up. I am not a religious person so this book is a book on which I would have passed. That being said, BEST BOOK I HAVE READ IN QUITE SOME TIME! This book did more for me spiritually than the Bible did. It put Jesus in human context. The Bible skips the "formative" years. This book is tremendous. It is laugh out loud funny, sometimes hilarious, thought provoking, deep, insightful and above all, very well done. An instant classic in my opinion.

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  • mogie rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Ok read. Wasn't in love with it. Didn't make me laugh aloud but it was good.

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  • PrimaGigi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Even though I am an Atheist. I do and can read stories about God/Jesus without any issue. I just took this as another fictional work. That being said. I really wish that the Book of Biff had been real and put in the bible, maybe then I would have remained a faithful follower and never had doubts. Biff makes the whole Jesus-person(a) very human by pronouncing the flaws and human foibles' that is Biff (Levi Bar Alhpaeus). I kind tolerate this Jesus guy a little more. Thanks Biff!

Report This Sep 23, 2011
  • bibliophage91 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious and creative, and surprisingly not undevout. One of the better Moore books.

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  • jerba281 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Funniest book I've read in years. Totally irreverent

Report This Feb 08, 2011
  • bunrybakan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very funny book. I was a little hesitant with how this would look at Christ and the early years but it turned out to be a very funny and intriguing read

Report This Jun 21, 2010
  • eUser999 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is invariably described as funny, laugh-out-loud, hilarious, etc, etc ... but when I remember this book (it's been along time since I read it) what I remember most is how touching it was. It's the story of two great friends, one of whom happens to be the <thunder> Son Of God. It's funny, swashbuckling, and sad, at diferent times and to different degrees...

Report This May 22, 2010
  • mieke61 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you like satire style humour it is excellent.

Report This Mar 22, 2010
  • sstpierre rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

LOVED This book. I originally got it by recommendation from a friend and I thought it was going to just make fun of religion and would be a good laugh. Well turns out I got a good laugh, but believe it or not, it strengthened my beliefs. I would LOVE to read the Christopher Moore version of the bible, and if church was more in tune to this book, I think a lot more people would attend... I know I would!

Report This Mar 09, 2010
  • sprocket rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

IMHO, Lamb is Christopher Moore's best book. It's a first person account of the early life of Christ by his best friend Bif, who happens to be be a complete a-hole. Truly a ridiculous and wonderful uplifting read.


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  • mothersbam rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I've tried to get the angel to watch MTV so I can learn the vocabulary of your music, but even with the gift of tongues, I'm having trouble learning to speak hip-hop. Why is it that one can busta rhyme or busta move anywhere but you must busta cap in someone's ass? Is "ho" always feminine, and "muthafucka" always masculine, while "bitch" can be either? How many peeps in a posse, how much booty before baby got back, do you have to be all that to get all up in that, and do I need to be dope and phat to be da bomb or can I just be "stupid"? I'll not be singing over any dead mothers until I understand.”

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  • mothersbam rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“If you have come to these pages for laughter, may you find it. If you are here to be offended, may your ire rise and your blood boil. If you seek an adventure, may this song sing you away to blissful escape. If you need to test or confirm your beliefs, may you reach comfortable conclusions. All books reveal perfection, by what they are or what they are not. May you find that which you seek, in these pages or outside them. May you find perfection, and know it by name.”

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  • mothersbam rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It's wildly irritating to have invented something as revolutionary as sarcasm, only to have it abused by amateurs."


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