Christ the Lord Out of Egypt (Paperback)
|Author: Anne Rice|
|Presents a new novel by the author of Interview with the Vampire, incorporating the latest New Testament scholarship to chronicle the life of Jesus Christ, from his early years, through his ministry, through his final days, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascent to heaven. Reprint. *Author: Rice, Anne *Subtitle: Out of Egypt *Publication Date: 2006/10/31 *Number of Pages: 350 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.50|
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Presents a new novel by the author of
Anne Rice built her literary reputation through an elaborately constructed Gothic horror mythology of vampires and witches. But now Rice, who has returned to the Catholic faith of her youth, eschews these dark, unholy topics in favor of the sacred, with this first in a series of retellings of the life of Jesus, inspired by the New Testament, scholarly histories, and the Apocrypha. In this first-person account, seven-year-old Jesus studies with the scholar Philo; moves with his family from Alexandria, Egypt, to Nazareth in Roman-ruled Israel; performs miracles; and confronts Satan, all the while aware that he is different from other children, but not entirely sure why.
"A riveting, reverent imagining of the hidden years of the child Jesus....Rice's book is a triumph of tone--her prose lean, lyrical, vivid--and character.....[T]his is fiction that transcends story and instead qualifies as an act of faith." (starred review) 10/15/2005 Publishers Weekly
"Rice's painstaking historical research is obvious throughout....[R]eaders...will discover the riches of the sparse prose Rice adopts." 10/10/2005 New York Times
"[Rice] writes this book in a simpler, leaner style [than her vampire novels], giving it the slow but inexorable rhythm of an incantation. The restraint and prayerful beauty of CHRIST THE LORD is apt to surprise her usual readers and attract new ones." - Janet Maslin 11/03/2005 Salon
"[S]urely the most literary of...[Rice's] books....[T]he meticulous attention in OUT OF EGYPT to the way faith and communal bonds permeate every aspect of Jesus' family life makes for a far more persuasive picture of spirituality than the operatic agonies of Lestat and his immortal friends." - Laura Miller 11/03/2005
Customer Reviews of Christ the Lord
What an imagination!2/14/2008
I've read all of her books and this one did not let me down. Ms. Rice wrote this book as if she was the Christ himself. She spared no childlike detail as she developed a new side to a character we already know. Her creativity meshed the people, times, and places perfectly. Only Christ himself could have written it better.
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