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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
Christ the Lord Out of Egypt
Author: 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, a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345436832
ISBN-10: 0345436830
Publication Date: 10/31/2006
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 177 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
A great read. This book covers a fictional account, but historically accurate, of what a year in the life of Jesus, as a child, may have been like. This covers thethe exit of Jesus and his family from Egypt and their entire journey back to Nazareth and then some. Jerusalem is in turmoil, King Herod is dead and there is distrust and disdainin the air for the heir to the throne. Jesus is but a child of seven who has exhibited some extroidinary abilities but doesn't know who he truly is. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Bellbird avatar reviewed Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt on + 106 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
Anne Rice is famous for her sexual horror novels - but this represents, perhaps, the viewpoint she was meant to have. It is not a substitute for reading the Bible, and not as strong as a novel of Francine Rivers (herself an author who dropped her original genre after accepting Christ), but it is genuine. Protestants, be wary of her Catholic apocrypha and Mariolatry - this book is not gospel. But it is evidence of a sincere heart, "meticulously researched" detail about how a family might have lived and what they might have seen in the Jewish parts of the Roman Empire, and best of all, it is one more person who understands that Jesus is Lord.
My favorite part is the Author's Note at the end where she explains her journey of Catholic schoolgirl to atheist and her gradual return to faith, and how it is damningly clear that there is no possible way the Jews could have survived for thousands of years without supernatural help, and how historical evidence about Jesus affirms that his story could not possibly have been created or believed unless the Bible was factual. I recommend reading this book.
LENNY01 avatar reviewed Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt on + 82 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This was a very well done story of Christ as a child. It wasn't offensive in any way. The afterward by Anne Rice is a testimony to the power of Jesus Christ today.
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Helpful Score: 7
Written from the first-person perspective of Jesus, this is a decent effort to retell the Messiah's childhood from a little different way of thinking. As long as you remember it is a work of fiction, you should enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 6
I you like religious fiction and Anne Rice, then this the book for you. It tells the story of 7-year old Jesus in a fantastic tale. I truly enjoyed this book. It is only the second Anne Rice book that I have read (the first being "Interview" 12-years ago.

I definitely recommend this book!!!
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MKSbooklady avatar reviewed Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt on + 945 more book reviews
The story of Christ, as a young boy.
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The afterward is the interesting part of this book. The novel itself is good, but not great.
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Excellent, exciting, and well researched.
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enjoyable
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This book was poorly written and had many biblical discrepancies. I can't recommend it at all.
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I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Even though it is fiction, so much research was done that make the plot seem so real and exiting.
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One of the best books I've ever read. I am now a huge Anne Rice fan; this is the first book of her's I read. It is fiction but comes from a historical biblical background. Loved it, love Anne Rice.


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