Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach
This Week's Letter is: C
My choice from my recently read list is
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.
My ThoughtsI read this book a couple of months ago. I was not a fan of Anne Rice, but I read her autobiography "Called Out Of Darkness", and became interested in her Christian books.

The childhood of Jesus is virtually unknown to us. We know of his birth, the time he was left in the temple at 12 and then we don't hear from him again until he is 33. But what happened in-between. Well Anne Rice puts her imagination to work. Piecing together some facts, she weaves an interesting story about a little boy who, although is not like the rest of us, is like the rest of us. She gives Jesus a face and a family full of dysfunction.

I think one would either like this book or hate it. But one must approach it as fiction.


Kristen said...

Definitely different than what made her famous, eh?!

Anonymous said...

I've not heard of this book before but would love to read it!!!

Thanks for playing A-Z Wednesday!

Kinga said...

I am still amazed at her writing-career move! :D