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Christ the Lord : Out of Egypt
by Anne Rice

Published: 2005-11-01
Hardcover : 336 pages
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Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

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Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

The book’s power derives from the passion its author brings to the writing and the way in which she summons up the voice, the presence, the words of Jesus who tells the story.

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  "This book presented a lively take on this period of time."by kindlfif2 (see profile) 02/07/09

I felt this book was a mixed bag with the group of approximately twelve who discussed it. Of course, everyone knew the outcome when they started it. The people who had read this author befor... (read more)

 
  "A fictional account of Jesus Christ's childhood"by Leeny (see profile) 05/03/07

I thought the novel was well written and it kept the reader's interest. The novel was also historically correct in the political events that were happening in the time of Jesus. Finally, I liked the... (read more)

 
  "Anne Rice brings the young Jesus to life brilliantly."by Zebra215 (see profile) 03/25/06

Having read Anne Rice's vampire series, I was eager to discover how she approached Christianity in her writing, and she does so with finesse. The development of young Jesus throughout her book is artfully... (read more)

 
  "An inspiring & thought-provoking read and discussion"by MartyA (see profile) 03/24/06

"Christ the Lord" provided one of the most interesting discussions our book club has had. This book might be considered slow-moving by readers who are used to a "standard"/conventional narr... (read more)

 
  "dissapointment-read the Bible instead"by nplaurel (see profile) 03/13/06

I really regret my selection for this month. I guess I was expecting Passion of the Christ material. Instead I was bored and was not able to connect with any of the characters.
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