Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

by Anne Rice
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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most thoughtful and powerful book, a novel about the childhood 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 the young Jesus who tells the story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345492739
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/26/2008
Series: Christ the Lord Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 427,260
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Anne Rice is the author of twenty-six books. She lives in La Jolla, California.

Hometown:

Rancho Mirage, California

Date of Birth:

October 4, 1941

Place of Birth:

Rancho Mirage, California

Education:

B.A., San Francisco State University, 1964; M.A., 1971

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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 130 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read just about every Anne Rice book, and while this was quite a departure for her, I found the book to be quite good. Reading about Jesus as a young boy and what sorts of things he might have done is fascinating, as well as timely for me. I could see the young Jesus through my own son. A very touching book from a solid author. I can't wait to read the next...
harstan More than 1 year ago
At seven years of age Jesus was living on the Street of Carpenters in Alexandria Egypt, an ordinary child who played and learned the studies all Jewish boys must know. The fact that he turned clay pigeons into real birds and that he struck dead a child who bullied him and then brought him back to life didn¿t really impinge on his consciousness although Mary and Joseph know who he is and why he was born to the Virgin Mary. An angel tells Joseph it is time for them to return to Israel so they travel to their homeland. They stop at the Temple in Jerusalem but a riot breaks out between the rebels and Herod¿s troops. They journey to Nazareth, but on the way Jesus stops to heal his Uncle in the river Jordan. A curious child, he listens to the hints about his birth and wants to know what was so special about it. Neither Mary nor Joseph feel he is ready to know these things but when Jesus heals a blind man, he knows he must find out the truth including why his mother says he was born not of man. --- Anne Rice¿s portrayal of Jesus as a young child shows him as both divine and human though he is not aware yet of his origins or his purpose in life. The character gradually comes to realize he is not like other children and wants to know why, something any curious seven-year old would try and find out if they were in his shoes. Perhaps the most beautiful trait Anne Rice¿s Jesus possesses is a wisdom that belies his years and comes out at the most inopportune times. Though well-written, reader bias will either laud Ms. Rice¿s latest work or condemn her interpretation of the boy destined to become the Savior.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I admire Anne Rice for returning to the Catholic Church but I feel I should warn folks about this book. While it has some interesting ideas about the humanity of the young Jesus which one may take to meditation, there are some very troublesome notions in the book as well. Just as the DaVinci code is an injustice to all of Christianity, there are some quite liberal ideas included in the 'Christ the Lord out of Egypt' book. Premier among these notions (though there are many more) is that Joseph and his brothers murder a man and Jesus himself murders a young boy who was bullying him (rest assured Jesus returns the boy to life afterward!) I'm sorry, but these are situations I can not imagine nor do I think they will lead a soul forward! We must be VERY careful to explain that this book is a piece of FICTION for fear of misleading any faithful person's heart away from our Lord in any small way! Instead of proclaiming this book as some new gospel account of our dear Lord's early childhood, and that its scholarship is without question, I think we should first probe its accounts which can NOT be found in sacred scripture.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne Rice is one of my favorite writers and I waited a VERY long time to read this book and was EXTREMELY disappointed. There was no plot and very repetitive........read to the end hoping something would happen - not so. I wouldn't buy this book if you're hoping for anything that will keep you awake. Good alternative to a sleep aide!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to reading this book. It sounded like a great idea for a story. But, it turned out to be a very boring read. She was very repetative. No real plot, just too many detailed descriptions of random characters, things, and events. I kept reading and finished the book. I even read the author's notes as other reviewers had suggested. But it never got any better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the premise of this book sounded really interesting, but in reading it found that it never got past that point. The writing was as if reading a first draft, sentences repeating or starting mid-thought. The story plodded along and there were far too many characters that really had nothing to do with the story. The end had a good point but was not enough to turn this book around.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is only because now she can afford to write non erotica but she would have never been able to make a living if she did this first her wriing skills just aren t up to it nor is her the historical background research. She depends on her name and subject for sales the theme of and avoidance of blood in the old testament and the recurring symbols of blood in the new to drinking of and re life gives a strong sub conscious reason for her choice of this new genre there are certain native tribes that refuse to adopt because of this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love all of her books but this was so good such a unique story
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Anne writes well and her conversion story is amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will look at so many things.........................not necessarily differently, but forever enhanced!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There just wasn't enough happening here to justify the effort. Anne Rice's portrayal of Jesus in Memnoch the Devil was much more interesting. Other reviews to the contrary, I don't feel Protestants will be put off by this novel although Rice does draw some of her material from texts which would be considered Apocryphal. I also got the impression that much of Rice's research in this area was half-hearted and incomplete. Rice's work is always hit or miss, and this was a miss, big time.
1985_kbgw More than 1 year ago
Who Jesus was as a child and how the people who knew him and watched him grow into adulthood saw him has long intrigued me. Anne Rice's story of his childhood, though fiction, makes it so believable that I found it hard not to believe it was an actual account -- not unlike immersing myself in her Vampire Chronicles. All I can say is "Anne Rice has done it again in yet another venue".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book well worth reading. A book for anyone and also good f or discussion
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the perspective of Christ as a little boy. Wonderfully written. Really takes a seasoned author to pull this off and Anne Rice must have been hand picked by the Lord Himself. Must also read Out of Cana
miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
To say that Anne Rice has done it again would not only be a drastic understatement, but would also be an insult. She has unarguably written one of the greatest stories ever told. One of the best writers of our generation has given us a miraculous story so beautifully written in a voice so enchanting that it far surpasses any of the other magnificent stories she has written to date. I cannot imagine anyone else handing this subject in a more realistic, believable and charming fashion. She is truly one of the greatest storytellers of all time. Thank you, Anne, and God bless you always.
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This book is amazing!
AshleyDiva More than 1 year ago
Anne Rice as an author has so many talents that she expresses by fluently moving across any barrier and all spectrums of humanity and emotion. Read this and ponder it but bear in mind also that it is only fiction.