Sunday, November 1, 2009


This is one of the best fiction books I've ever read. Hands down in my Top 10. I loved it. LOVED it.

Its about the life and times of Jesus from the point of view of Levi who is called Biff, Jesus' best friend. It starts with their childhoods, then moves on to the times that we have no Biblical account of (ages 12-30), then finishes with Jesus' ministry and death. The take on his life and personality are interesting, the story line is engaging, and the dialogue is "laugh out loud" funny. (I was particularly fond of Moore's depiction of the disciples/apostles of Jesus.)

It is irreverent. It is sacrilegious. It is hilarious. It is terrific. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Here's the author's blessing, the first thing printed in the book:

"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 adventure, may this story 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."


Sheffield said...

Dude...this is what I've been waiting for!