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Subject: Has anyone read...?
Date Posted: 4/26/2009 1:50 PM ET
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Anne Rice's Christ the Lord series...the first one is Out of Egypt, there is a second one out or maybe to come out shortly called Road to Cana. 

Anyway, the series has been recommended but I want a Christian's perspective on it (I'm a little skeptical)...thought I'd see if any of you have tried these books.

Thanks!   Shayla

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 12:35 PM ET
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Anne Rice is a Christian herself these days. A very devout one.

Different Christians will have very different perspectives on the books.

 

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 2:04 PM ET
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I knew that she had been Catholic, fell away & is now Catholic again. I was just hoping to get someone's opinion from here but it looks as if no one has read these books.  Well if any of you do in the future let me know what you think :)

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 9:58 AM ET
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Our book club read the first book in the series.  I didn't really enjoy it.  It just wasn't what I'd usually choose to read.  That's why I enjoy bookclub though is going outside my comfort zone.   I didn't look or try to understand the book as anything more than Fiction though. 

It's told from a little boy Jesus perspective.  It was almost 2 years ago that we read it, so I don't remember a whole lot but I think he is around 8 to 10 in the story.  It's kinda of what would/might have happened from the time Jesus was born to when he was an adult with the disciples.  Those years the Bible doesn't tell us about.   He acts like a typical child in that range and sometimes it was a little amusing, but other times  I just had a hard time "imagining" Jesus saying or doing the things fictionalized in the book.

 

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 1:10 PM ET
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Thanks Carla!