Rated of 5
by Billie Zahurak
I don’t know where to even begin in describing this book...I loved it so much. Written by Christopher Moore, through the eyes of Levi, who is called Biff, you are transported through what may very well have been the years of Jesus Christ that aren’t mentioned in the Bible (years 1 through 33). I laughed so hard in this book that I cried, and I cried, too. Biff is Christ’s (who is called Joshua) best friend. They travel in search of the Magi who visited Christ in Bethlehem so Josh can study and learn from them how to become the messiah. Along the way, Biff invents sarcasm and pencils (among other things) and Josh studies Buddhism and Yoga. You’ll read along looking for the stories you learned in Sunday School and laugh as they are told by Biff. Moore doesn’t change any of the stories we know, he just makes them funnier. Moore’s comment in the afterword is that he doesn’t want to change anyone’s religion unless it’s to make people be kinder to their fellow man. He makes a wonderful point…this story is beautiful, touching, sentimental, funny, and sad. This book should be read…and read often.