Christ the Lord by Anne Rice
Out of Egypt: A Novel

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Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years 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 Jesus who tells the story.


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About Anne Rice

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Anne Rice is the author of twenty-nine books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.
 
Published August 10, 2011 by Fawcett. 382 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A riveting, reverent imagining of the hidden years of the child Jesus.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt...

Publishers Weekly

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Believer and nonbeliever alike are familiar with the story of Jesus Christ. But most tales tend to focus on his last days and eventual crucifixion. Rice explores Jesus' youth, and tells of his

Jan 02 2006 | Read Full Review of Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt...

The New York Times

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Anne Rice's second novel narrated by Jesus of Nazareth, now over 30, perches on the brink of blasphemy. But it succeeds in treating his humanity as an essential part of his divinity.

Mar 13 2008 | Read Full Review of Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt...

Publishers Weekly

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Rice departs from her usual subject matter to pen this curious portrait of a seven-year-old Jesus, who departs Egypt with his family to return home to Nazareth. Rice's painstaking historical re

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BC Books

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New York Times best-selling author Anne Rice is back with the second installment in her fictionalization of the life of Jesus Christ.

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AV Club

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Anne Rice abandons vampires for Jesus. Is the thrill gone?

Nov 30 2005 | Read Full Review of Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt...

Patheos

Catholic commentators sometimes speak of the dearth of Catholic culture today, but along with Koontz and Rice, Pat Conroy is another contemporary Catholic writer doing good stuff in the mainstream.

Nov 28 2009 | Read Full Review of Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt...

Christianity Today

Anne began writing through her pain, expanding an earlier short story she'd written about vampires.

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