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Lamb
Lamb | Christopher Moore
The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer).Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Pickpick

By far the funniest book I've ever read! So clever, witty & sarcastic. The narration was perfection. 🤘🏻

#ReadWithMrBook #1WordTitle @MrBook

JackOBotts This book was hilarious! 1w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
juliegumdrop One of my all time favorites! 1w
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TieDyeDude Loved this! I might have to revisit with the audio! 1w
Scochrane26 I love this book!! My pastor recommended it a couple of years ago. 1w
janeycanuck I actually fell off my sofa while reading this, I laughed so hard. 1w
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SauerPatch
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Started re-listening to this a couple days ago on my run. It definitely helped me meet my goal of nine miles, but I felt like a huge dork running down the road with a dopey grin on my face. 🤣

Letora This book made me laugh so much! I couldn't read in public xD 1mo
Sace I snort laugh in public all the time. I don't even care any more 🤣 4w
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Scochrane26
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I put this in my long list of decade favorites, but it‘s not going to be in the top ten. So, I‘ll use it for #adventrecommends I‘m sure many Christians think this is a horrible, sacrilegious book, but 2 of my pastor friends suggested I read it. It‘s hilarious and very imaginative. It‘s also emotional towards the end. Love the friendship between Biff & Joshua (Jesus). I have a favorite part but don‘t want to spoil it for anyone. @emilyrose_x

Caterina My seminary classmates keep recommending this, I really need to finally get around to reading it!! 1mo
Scochrane26 @Caterina Yes, you should definitely read it! It may be the funniest book I‘ve ever read. But, also touching. It helped me understand communion better. I‘m not sure the author was going for that, but I got a good message from it. While also laughing for most of the book. 1mo
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bearj29
Pickpick

I haven‘t genuinely laughed like this from a book in quite some time. Any book that has my stifling sniggers and snorts in the quiet carriage of a train gets my approval!

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RockLibn
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Yes, I have a library truck in my bedroom (doesn‘t every librarian?). I ran out of shelf space and my TBR is huge. I think I have a problem. 😳. What to read next...? #tbr #librariansruletheworld #librarytruck. #bibliophile #biblioecstasy

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SauerPatch
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Day 9: #Laugh

Few, if any, books have made me laugh as much as this audiobook did. 🤣

#SelfImprovementSept

AkashaVampie i know his stuff is supposed to be really funny. i really need to move him up on my TBR list 4mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve never read him either but I know lots of people who love his books! 4mo
SauerPatch @AkashaVampie @OriginalCyn620 This is the only one I‘ve read so I can‘t really speak for his work as a whole. I loved this one because it was full of hilarious shenanigans and dialogue while never being directly irreverent (IMO) to a Christian reader. 4mo
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AChickThatDigsBooks
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Love this cover!

Caroline2 Awesome!! 6mo
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Fridabird
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Finally reading my first Christopher Moore book! 🥳

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baberj
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A wall imprisons the people of a country as much as it protects them.

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baberj
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Just started and already enjoying the humor.

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wanderinglynn
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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When one of your favorite authors likes your tweet. I may have squealed a little. 😀

jb72 Wow that‘s cool! 10mo
bookish_wookish Love when this happens! 10mo
BillBlume Awesome! 10mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Pickpick

Loved it! From Prologue to Afterword:
"The book you‘ve just read is a story. I made it up. It is not designed to change anyone‘s beliefs or worldview, unless after reading it you‘ve decided to be kinder to your fellow humans (which is okay), or you decide you really would like to try to teach yoga to an elephant, in which case, please get videotape." ?‍♀️?❤

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Connster
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Pickpick

This was excellent. As a self-professed RE geek, I wasn‘t sure what I‘d make of this when I first started it. I wasn‘t disappointed! Some hilarious passages and pleasing links to the gospels, but in a brilliantly irreverent, yet believable way. Pick!

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ddavila928
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This book is part of my 24 in 48 readathon stack! It‘s so funny and I absolutely love this opening “blessing” from the author. This is my entry for the hour 6 challenge. #24in48

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!📚📖💜💛💙 12mo
ddavila928 @ProfReader Thank you! :) 12mo
ProfReader You‘re welcome 12mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 11mo
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Readergrrl
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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1. Chris Moore makes me hysterical! This and Stupidest Angel made me LOL for reals! 🐑⛪️
2. “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars (I MUST sing along!!) 🕺🏼
3. Deer Island, New Brunswick, 🇨🇦
4. My darling daughter!!! ❤️❤️❤️ and my goofy hubbie 💏
5. How happy my dog is to see me after even just walking out of the room. 🐕
#HelloThursday
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Lamb made me laugh too! 👍🏻👍🏻 Thanks for playing! ☺️ 1y
Susanita I love that song too! 1y
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Tex2Flo
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff Christ‘s Childhood Pal. I can‘t keep copies without forcing it on people,
Attica Locke, long may she wave
The Last Starfighter. Such a sweet story
Lemoncello
#manicmonday #letterl @JoScho

JoScho 💜💜💜 1y
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Guildedearlobe
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It‘s time for #manicmonday. My favorite weekly challenge.

📖 Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff (Adult)
📚 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Kid)
🖊 Joe R. Lansdale
🎥 Life of Brian
📺 La Femme Nikita
🍦 Lemon “Wooder ice”

And just so we are clear, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the 1st Narnia book. If the cover claims different it‘s a dirty liar.

JoScho Awesome collage! Thanks for playing-glad you enjoy it 😊 1y
Mollyanna I adore both of your book choices! Lamb had me laughing so hard my ab muscles hurt 😆 1y
Guildedearlobe @Mollyanna The first time I read Lamb, I had it with me at work. One of my coworkers picked it up and looked at it, shook his head and said, “You are a very bad man.” 😀 1y
InBooksILive I LOVE Christopher Moore! 1y
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TieDyeDude
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1. Tagged. Fanaticism, whether for country, religion, brand, or team, bothers and worries me, so I really appreciate a good story that can poke fun at something while still showing proper respect. I got that from Lamb
2. August #leo
3. Nope
4. Nature's Bakery fig bars
5. My dad has a Sept birthday!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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tlmorgan
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Good plane reading :)

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DoonTheGoon
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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I went to my local indie bookstore today to shop for the Falling for Fall swap and ended up waking away with a few things for myself as well - I couldn't resist. I love this book - and the special edition is just gorgeous!

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Chellebearss
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Bailedbailed

Bailed. Just couldn‘t get into it ☹️

TieDyeDude Bummer! I really liked this 1y
Aims42 I really enjoyed “A Dirty Job”, but I cannot get into any of his other books 😔 1y
Crewgurl I feel the same about the few of his books I tried. 1y
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Chellebearss @GoodForCirculation I‘ll try and go back it another time and give it another shot but right now it wasn‘t working for me :-( 1y
Chellebearss @Aims42 @Crewgurl I really enjoyed the first two of the Bloodsucking Fiends series as well as 1y
bookaholic1 I couldn't either 1y
amb I've enjoyed most of his books but I struggled through this one 1y
Blueberry This was my favorite of his. 1y
mandarchy I loved this book! 1y
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Cleverish
Lamb | Christopher Moore
Pickpick

Without question, Moore‘s most endearing and enjoyable work. I have recommended this book to many and the only folks who didn‘t enjoy were those who really weren‘t raised with or had decent familiarity with the NT.

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Sweettartlaura
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Favorite #firstline for #24in48 - looking forward to this one 📚

Slajaunie Can‘t wait to see what you think. Interesting premise! 2y
Sweettartlaura @Slajaunie I might not get to it this readathon- it‘s my longest book, & I‘m trying to knock out slimmer ones first. But I‘ll get to it soon 🙂 2y
Slajaunie 👍 2y
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BookArt
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Pickpick

The author's humor is fairly childish but I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed seeing the more human side of Jesus H. Christ. #funnybook

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BookArt

Just picked this up from the library and I'm already pretty stoked. #funnyguy

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Vbrrgirl
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Next up for my daily commute.

Readergrrl I read this years ago and had forgotten all about it! I loved it!! Chris Moore is wonderful!! 2y
Vbrrgirl @Readergrrl I recommend Sacre Blue! I love Moore‘s humor. 2y
Readergrrl @Vbrrgirl Yes!!! I love it! I feel like I learned quite a bit about the art world and, of course, the Sacred Blue!! I never knew that was the etymology of the phrase, Sacre Bleu! But of course it makes sense! Have you read Serpent of Venice? I have it but haven‘t read it yet. 2y
Vbrrgirl @Readergrrl I have Serpent of Venice, next up in my TBR. You‘re right about the art world education from SB. That‘s another reason why Moore is a favorite for me! 2y
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Abby-J
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Hey, Jude[as]. Or maybe it works because John Lennon said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus? I‘m stretching the Beatles tie-in, but it‘s late, and I just now remembered that it‘s June (It has been a very long week). This beat up gem has been with me for fifteen years and at least six moving days. It‘s been at least ten years since I reread it, so I‘m bumping to the top of my reread TBR list (TBRR?). #HeyJune

GypsyKat It works for me! 🙃 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve heard such good things about this book!!! And yes, it is JUNE!! How the hell did that happen?!???? 2y
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Blueberry
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jdtchicago
Lamb | Christopher Moore

This story is not and never was meant to challenge anyone's faith; however, if one's faith can be shaken by stories in a humorous novel, one may have a bit more praying to do.

C.Perone I lmao reading this book!😄 2y
Suet624 I have to read this book again. Absolutely loved it. 2y
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jdtchicago
Lamb | Christopher Moore

Nobody's perfect. Well, there was this one guy, but we killed him...

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sprainedbrain
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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I‘m not religious, so I‘m going with this book from my tbr for today‘s #JesusHRooseveltChrist prompt. It has the Jesus, but no Roosevelt as far as I know, though I hear it‘s really funny! 🤷🏻‍♀️

Also, I use that phrase nearly every day. Claire has had an influence on me, I guess. 😂

Thanks for this really fun little challenge, Julia, and thanks for the chance to win that lovely cowl. 😍

#OutlandishGiveaway

julesG You're welcome! It was interesting to see what books you all came up with. 2y
janeycanuck You should read it! It‘s hilarious. Had me falling off my sofa I was laughing so hard. 2y
Suet624 This is my favorite Moore book. Read it several times and laughed so much. @janeycanuck agreed. (edited) 2y
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TheShopAroundtheCorner
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Joy led the search for the blinded guard by asking every blind beggar ...”Have you seen a blind bowman..?” 😂😅

“You see,” I explained to Joshua, “what Joy is doing is ironic, yet that‘s not her intent. That‘s the difference between irony and sarcasm. Irony can be spontaneous, while sarcasm requires volition.”

#isntitironic #alanismorissettevibes

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JuliaTheBookNerd
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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jamie_in_the_library Ooh I haven‘t seen that edition of HP before! ⚡️ 2y
JuliaTheBookNerd @jamie_in_the_library It‘s the Harry Potter and the Philosopher‘s Stone 20th Anniversary paperback Hufflepuff edition 💛 2y
jamie_in_the_library @JuliaTheBookNerd Ooh good to know!! Thanks! 🧙‍♀️⚡️💛 2y
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RachLovesTV
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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I went through my #freakyfriday list from @Lisaw13 in more detail today & made a shelf for them on Goodreads.

2 I have already read: Lamb & Looking for Alaska.

6 I had on my TBR: 1984 (which I read in high school, but started re-reading again last year for my book club and never finished), Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Catch-22, Dead Witch Walking, Six of Crows, My Favorite Thing is Monsters.

And a bunch of new-to-me ones that sound great!

RachLovesTV I requested about 10 from the library to start with, so I'll post a pic of the ones I'm planning to start with when my holds come in! 2y
Lisaw13 I'm so excited! 2y
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caseynewsom
Mehso-so

Biff, Joshua's (his real name; Jesus is the Greek version) friend is brought back to Earth to tell his irreverent tale. I liked Josh's humanness. He lives through Biff's experiences. He can't sin but wants to know what it feels like. He isn't hearing from his father and he turns to Biff for advice. In search of answers, they seek out the magi (the missing 18 yrs). It's one hell of a journey. Very funny at times, but I finished feeling unsatisfied.

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Ange44
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Time for something fun.....

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rachelm
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Pickpick

Halfway between a pick and so-so, but I think I would have liked it more in physical (not audio) format. Some of the voices the narrator did were pretty offensively stereotypical, but the content was often funny and thought provoking.

freyaheart If you liked this I recommend 2y
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rachelm
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#audioworkout today. This book is meh so far, but I'm engaged enough to continue. Kind of funny to have characters in a book visiting some of the wise men on #epiphany

britt_brooke My favorite kind of multitasking! I enjoyed this book, but it really drags in places. 2y
MallloCup I️ felt the same about this book but the little quirks and one liners kept me reading. 2y
tlmorgan I‘m excited to read this one! 2y
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dolphinsausage
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I can't believe it has taken me so long to get around to reading this. Very funny!

Emarieh I just bought this after listening to a sample of the audiobook. Can‘t wait to read it too! 2y
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shanaqui
Bailedbailed

I ended up bailing on this and only just realised it was still on my currently reading list on here. It charmed me at first, but the adolescent boy preoccupations rather soured.

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Tex2Flo
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#playingfavorites. I love these challenges.

KarenUK Nice picks! 👍 2y
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quietjenn
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Since the first day of #riotgrams falls on a #signedsundays, I thought I'd share a #shelfie of our signed books. (Sorry it's a little blurry.)

DivineDiana I'm impressed! 📚👏🏻 2y
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Balibee146
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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A few years ago at a time of high stress I got about 50 pages in and was just.... Meh!!! Should I try again now I'm back in a happy place? #worthwhile?

JoeStalksBeck Omg I love this book! Hilarious! Go forth! 2y
bookhoarder513 He cracks me up. I loved this one also. 2y
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Conservio
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I'm officially starting my "this is the order we need to read books in" list. Starts off with Christopher Moore, then a classic, then PKD, etc. I hope I can stick with it! I also wish I had brought bug spray. #nature #heronhaven #bloodsuckingfemalebugs #mosquitoeslikeCO2

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Esawdey
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Pickpick

So irreverent. Basically I just love Christopher Moore

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stacybmartin
Lamb | Christopher Moore
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After a little break away from the internet, I'm back with another #labsoundtrack!

JoeStalksBeck I adore this book 3y
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janeycanuck
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I don't know if this counts as #favoritetwist but there are certainly accounts of parts of Jesus' life that I never saw in the other gospels! #riotgrams

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danimgill
Mehso-so

I know this book gets pretty highly rated but I didn't find it all that funny. The concept is great, but the execution just didn't do it for me 🤷‍♀️ Oh well, on to the next!

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diovival
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#junetunz Day7: #hallelujah
Two very different books that came to mind.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Clever💡💛💡💛💡💛 3y
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