Christ the Lord: Book summary and reviews of Christ the Lord by Anne Rice

Christ the Lord

The Road to Cana

by Anne Rice

Christ the Lord
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2008
    256 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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Legends of a Virgin birth have long surrounded Yeshua, yet for decades he has lived as one among many who come to the synagogue on the Sabbath. All who know and love him find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take.

And at last we see him emerge from his baptism to confront his destiny—and the Devil. We see what happens when he takes the water of six great limestone jars, transforms it into cool red wine, is recognized as the anointed one, and urged to call all Israel to take up arms against Rome and follow him as the prophets have foretold.

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"Starred Review. [T]his is painstakingly researched historical fiction. Rice's Christ is both convincing and compelling. Another winner." - Kirkus Reviews.

"Starred Review. Rice undertakes a delicate balance: if it is possible to create a character that is simultaneously fully human and fully divine, as ancient Christian creeds assert, then Rice succeeds." - Publishers Weekly.

"Starred Review. This is a novel that both religious and secular audiences can appreciate and enjoy; highly recommended for all fiction collections." - Library Journal.

"The author has given us the mystery of the Incarnation in such a way that, while remaining a mystery, is accessible to all with a depth of scholarship and faith that easily merges into the joy of discovery." - Most Reverend Oscar H. Lipscomb Archbishop of Mobile.

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Anne Rice Author Biography

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Born Howard Allen O'Brien on October 4, 1941 in New Orleans, LA. Anne Rice chose the first name "Anne" as a child. She married Stan Rice in 1961, and their daughter Michele was born in 1966. Sadly Michele died of leukemia at the age of 5.

Anne wrote her first published novel, Interview With A Vampire, in 1973. A son, Christopher, was born in 1978 (now an established author in his own right). After living in Texas and San Francisco, Anne settled in New Orleans. However, after Stan died from a brain tumor she moved to California, where she currently lives.

She has written under three names: her own, Anne Rampling, and A. N. Roquelaure. Under her own name, she has written The Vampire Chronicles series, The Mayfair Witches, the New Tales of the Vampires series, and numerous single novels...

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