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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

3 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Anne Rice

Rice departs from her usual subject matter to pen this curious portrait of a seven-year-old Jesus, who departs Egypt with his family to return home to Nazareth. Rice's painstaking historical research is obvious throughout, whether she's showing the differences … see full wiki

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Author: Anne Rice
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Knopf
3 reviews about Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
review by . April 18, 2006
When I watch the WB's hit show "Smallville", now in its 5th season, I marvel at the writers' abilities to take a typical teenage boy's feelings of alienation, hormonal imbalance, allegiance to family and friends and the ups and downs of first love and amplify the strangeness of treading on new adult territory by making the angst focal point the ultimate kid from out of space, Clark Kent a.k.a. Kal-el or Superman. Each very normal stage of development assumes a power-upped manifestation of budding …
review by . January 02, 2006
Anne Rice's latest is an interesting if slow book concerning the early days of Christ's Childhood to about the age of 8.    The book starts strong in Egypt, the interplay between young Jesus and his step-Brother James is interesting and at some points comic, but the story drags during the painfully slow trek from Egypt to the Holy Land and finally to Nazereth itself where it seems to find itself again.    The basic plot line revolves in Jesus trying to find …
review by . December 28, 2005
A strength of this book is that it is written in a considerable  belles lettres -light literature style. Accordingly, the  diction will appeal to a wide public constituency.     The volume depicts the early life of Jesus as a healer and a  prophet. At one point, James critiques Jesus making sparrows  out of clay on the Sabbath. The death of Herod is covered,  as well as the prior knowledge by Joseph. Coincidentally,  Herod …
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