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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

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14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

At first I didn't like it, but then...

truth is, like everyone else, i was skeptical at first to find out that anne rice of all people, would write a book about the early life of jesus. So I read the book out of curiosity, and found it dull. Couple of months later, I tried reading it again and loved it. It i...
truth is, like everyone else, i was skeptical at first to find out that anne rice of all people, would write a book about the early life of jesus. So I read the book out of curiosity, and found it dull. Couple of months later, I tried reading it again and loved it. It is an incredible book and one that I somehow felt, sooner or later, anne rice would write. And to those who didn't like it because it portrayed as 'sinful' jesus (which is a stupid thing to say, for in the book Jesus is a child and killed the boy by accident, not intentionally) or because 'it was a complete turn from her vampire books', I can just say that they are being very closeminded. Anne Rice does not say this is a true story, she says it a fictionalized account of all her research on the early life of jesus (which in itself is very scarce). And just because she wrote books about witches and vampires and sadomasochism doesn't mean she shouldn't have written a book about Jesus. If you read all the vampire chronicles, in every book of the vampires, there is an underlying message that anne rice is telling that somehow God, or something, exists, that we are not alone in the world, despite everything. Somehow she had always believed in God, wheter or not she was conscious of it, and that showed a lot in her previous books. Catholic saints, a divinine comedy-like journey from heaven to hell? No one should be surprised Anne Rice would return to Christianity. I'm not christian myself, but I did enjoy this book so much it is my favorite. It was a bit slow at times, and not as descriptive and detailed as her previous books, but it was amazingly written. It is a work of art, and I hope that everyone reads this books at least once.

posted by Anonymous on July 30, 2007

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9 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

scary for people who are not Christians

I enjoy fiction as much as the next person. I am a sinner just like the rest of us. However, I am a Christian and have to write to the non Christians that read this book. Jesus is God in man form. He was, and still is, without sin. This book leads people to think of...
I enjoy fiction as much as the next person. I am a sinner just like the rest of us. However, I am a Christian and have to write to the non Christians that read this book. Jesus is God in man form. He was, and still is, without sin. This book leads people to think of him as sinful in an innocent way which would never happen. This is deceiving if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ. Please understand that this is only a fiction book. If you want to know about Jesus Christ this is not the book to read.

posted by Anonymous on March 4, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2005

    INSANLY BORING

    ok i bought it thinking it'd have a nice new view on it , and idk be intresting like her other books. this book is so boring i'm STILL not done with it and i bought it the day after it came out. all it is , is jesus as a child following his family on their trip i mean i dont get the point of the book or anything all they do is journey to their family. Nothing else, only crying and young jesus , saying he's scared/crying/praying. this is one of the few anne rice books i wouldn't recommend to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2005

    Best Part - Author's Notes

    The book is mediocre. The best part of it is the Author's Notes at the end of the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2006

    Interesting read, but short of divine

    I was VERY interested in reading this book when i first heard about it. Mostly I was interested because I wanted to hear the author of The Vampire Chronicles and her opinion of what Christ's life was like as a child. Personally i felt much of the story was very interesting how she allowed the story to unfold, with Jesus not understanding why he was able to do soo many incredible things. Where I felt the story fell flat was the repititiveness of the dialogue. Around the 1000th time that I heard her describe a character as laughing or crying made me want to cry in agony. I really felt it drove the emotion out of the book. Characters would laugh randomly at dialogue that was not the least bit funny, and begin to cry at the most simple events. I would say this book is worth a read, but understand it will not live up to the standards of Anne Rice.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2005

    Too bad Anne Rice naturally evolved to spiritual Christianity than spiritual Paganism

    I liked the story and point-of-view, but I'm just disappointed that Rice followed the mainstream and male-dominated way rather than the way of the Goddess and God...I understand natural spiritual progression, but it doesn't have to be in one that puts the man before woman...it's understandable to leave the darkness of atheism, but there are other realms of the spirit that are more satisfying than mere christianity...

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2005

    3.5 stars

    Much has been made in recent years of the Gnostic gospels. Most of the hullabaloo has focused on disproving Christ's divinity, but many more of those lost texts make His divine power the main aspect of their narrative. This book leans heavily on those lost gospels. The plot picks up when the Holy family is about to return to Israel after fleeing to Egypt to escape Herod. Jesus is a small boy, aware of His power, but not sure what it all means. Those around Him are even less sure. Other figures from the Bible make appearances, Elizabeth who is about to send John not yet the Baptist, to the Essenes the Virgin Mary, Joseph, James of the book of James, even Zebedee,the father of James and John is mentioned. Catholic theology is also a major influence here. The author's note following the story itself is almost as fascinating as the actual novel. How a noted vampire writer moved from horror to inspirational is a story in and of itself. No one can know what happened to Jesus during the years He grew up, but perhaps some of this did. Ms. Rice has done something few authors have, portrayed Him as being very human without sinning and a reachable divine.

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