Published: Originally 2005
Author: Anne Rice
Genres: Religious Historical Fiction, Biographical Historical Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Jesus, First Person Narrative, Young Jesus
The first book that I read by Miss. Anne Rice was "Interview With the Vampire" and I only read it because I saw the movie and knew I must read the book to get all the answers that I didn't find in the movie; and from that first book, I became a fan of hers and read all her books from the past also that are not my genres like the Beauty series. Keep reading, subscribe, and follow me and my reviews because soon I'll review all the books from Miss. Anne.
The reason I am reviewing this book instead of "Interview with the vampire" first is that because "Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt" moved my heartstrings and is very close to my heart.
The first thing you notice is that you can't put down this book once you start it; once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until it is finished. Miss. Anne Rice can draw you in and keep you captivated for the entirety of the story and that is what she does with you in all her books and stories. I have the paperback, the hard cover and the audio of this book; I only do it with books that are on top of my all time great books.
She has done her research on the topic and you can see that when you are reading the book. I felt emotions run like crazy when I read the book, especially when in the last few chapters. While young Jesus is talking or thinking, your heart melts and wants to come out of your eyes, and your hair may stand and be prepared to feel the chills. Such beauty in words is so rare in books. You must listen to the audio of this book also to know what I am talking about. You can use the same link I provided to get the audio version of this book.
Many people don't get it or don't understand that Jesus lived his childhood as and in Jew influenced era; this story is told from the first-person perspective of young Jesus. The way Jesus thinks and talks is like he is talking to the reader and I am sure many of the readers are going to change how they think and what they feel about Jesus after reading this book.
At the end of the book, you can read a few words from Miss. Anne Rice about her research and her coming to faith during her research for this book.
This book is not only for Christians and is not a religious propaganda. Anyone can read it and learn a lot from it while keeping own faith intact.
Recommended: 100/100 YES.
The audio book is also great, the voice actor is amazing and you actually feel like you are sitting with young Jesus and listening to his thoughts. You can get the audio from the same link (It's free to download with a free audible trial that you can check from the same page when you use the link.)
Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/2QTZNTk
Second book in this series is called: Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana - https://amzn.to/3nlUesS
I am sharing some links to the books written by Miss. Anne Rice. Buy the books here:
The Vampire Chronicles Series:
1 - 1976 - Interview with the Vampire - https://amzn.to/3dQq7GJ
2 - 1985 - The Vampire Lestat - https://amzn.to/3ns3hbJ
3 - 1988 - The Queen of the Damned - https://amzn.to/2QYjzwI
4 - 1992 - The Tale of the Body Thief - https://amzn.to/32JukG2
5 - 1995 - Memnoch the Devil - https://amzn.to/3nks3ug
6- 1998 - The Vampire Armand - https://amzn.to/3sQksoo
7 - 2000 - Merrick - https://amzn.to/3tTBPWC
8 - 2001 - Blood and Gold - https://amzn.to/3xox6i1
9 - 2002 - Blackwood Farm - https://amzn.to/3vk1QyN
10 - 2003 - Blood Canticle - https://amzn.to/3sL21l6
11 - 2014 - Prince Lestat - https://amzn.to/2QuRgWZ
12 - 2016 - Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis - https://amzn.to/2R04pHf
13 - 2018 - Blood Communion - https://amzn.to/3xnrhBf
The Vampire Chronicles Collection: Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned - https://amzn.to/3sQb0l1
Anne Rice 7 Book Set "Interview with the Vampire", "The Vampire Lestat", "Queen of the Damned", "The Tale of the Body Thief", "Memnoch the Devil", "The Vampire Armand" "Merrick" - https://amzn.to/2PkVn7l
The Sleeping Beauty Series: (Written as A.N. Roquelaure)
1 - 1983 - The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - https://amzn.to/3ns5ZOr
2 - 1984 - Beauty's Punishment - https://amzn.to/3aGlzkj
3- 1985 - Beauty's Release - https://amzn.to/3tSSEkK
4 - 2015 - Beauty’s Kingdom - https://amzn.to/3vgsg4s
The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy Box Set: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty; Beauty's Punishment; Beauty's Release - https://amzn.to/3sPBBi0
Ramses the Damned Series:
1 - 1989 - The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned - https://amzn.to/3gCZIxX
2 - 2017 - The Passion of Cleopatra - https://amzn.to/3gQdyNR
The Mayfair Witches Series:
1 - 1990 - The Witching Hour - https://amzn.to/3nkKa38
2 - 1993 - Lasher - https://amzn.to/32P6eti
3 - 1994 - Taltos - https://amzn.to/32Jy36u
The Mayfair Witches Series 3-Book Bundle: Witching Hour, Lasher, Taltos (Lives of Mayfair Witches) - https://amzn.to/3tUPGMo
New Tales Of The Vampires Series:
1 - 1998 - Pandora - https://amzn.to/3euOuci
2 - 1999 - Vittorio the Vampire - https://amzn.to/3gCskay
Songs Of The Seraphim Books:
1 - 2009 - Angel Time - https://amzn.to/3gE2IKt
2 - 2010 - Of Love and Evil - https://amzn.to/3aGveHx
Wolf Gift Chronicles:
1 - 2012 - The Wolf Gift - https://amzn.to/3gA3W9H
2 - 2013 - The Wolves of Midwinter - https://amzn.to/3tTqTs7
Standalone Novels by Miss. Anne Rice:
1 - 1979 - The Feast of All Saints - https://amzn.to/3npkJ0r
2 - 1982 - Cry to Heaven - https://amzn.to/2PkJ6jg
3 - 1985 - Exit to Eden - https://amzn.to/3gCtPWe
4 - 1986 - Belinda - https://amzn.to/3xhx1MW
5 - 1996 - Servant of the Bones - https://amzn.to/2Qw94kv
6 - 1997 - Violin - https://amzn.to/3dQny7N
I think I got all the books here. If any new book comes, i'll surely add it in this list.
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