Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal is a book that fictionally chronicles the years of Christ's life that are missing from the Bible. The book is told from the perspective of Biff, Christ's best friend. In the book they journey together as Christ, referred to as "Josh" tries to fulfill his destiny. Biff is portrayed as a fairly typical adolescent who tries to help Josh by committing the sins and taking the falls. He is unwavering in his devotion. Moore maintains both Biblical and historical accuracy, while still taking the liberties he needs to make us fall in love with the character of Josh, at times forgetting the historical fate he was due to suffer. Josh studies with mystics and learns from different mediums in an attempt for Moore to help explain the performance of miracles documented in the Bible. As a reader I became so endeared to the characters that I was devastated by the time the crucifixion occurred, even thought that was the only accurate way for the book to end. I think that Moore does a wonderful job of making this book accessible and hilarious for anyone of any religious belief system.
A bold, hilarious, speculative novel fills in the lost years of Jesus life, told from the perspective of Biff, Christ's childhood best buddy. By the author of The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. Reprint.