Ahh, finally. FINALLY. I've been waiting to read this book for SO LONG. I actually bought it to read on the train home from Thanksgiving break, I think?, and only just got around to it now. No matter. I devoured it. Funny, and touching, and kind of about the things that make us human, the sub-title is pretty well self-explanitory: "The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal." Most of what it purports to cover are the parts that were left out of the Bible, which means that Moore can go a little crazy, which I loved. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who's into the dogma, but if your religious beliefs tend towards, "Hey a-holes! Be nice to each other!," this book is right up your alley.
"Joshua, look around you, do you see any trees?"
"And the trees we do have, olive trees--twisted, gnarly, knotty things, right?"
"But you're going to be a carpenter like your father?"
"There's a chance of it."
"One word, Josh: rocks."
"Look around. Rocks as far as the eye can see. Galilee is nothing but rocks, dirt, and more rocks. Be a stonemason like me and my father. We can build cities for the Romans."
"Actually, I was thinking about saving mankind."
"Forget that nonsense, Josh. Rocks, I tell you."
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