5/5 One of my favorite books, by one of my favorite authors. Biff is Joshua‘s best friend. They grow up together and Biff helps Joshua learn how to be the Messiah. Mayhem generally ensues. It‘s funny, but it‘s definitely no for everyone.
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. 🤣
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
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!
A wall imprisons the people of a country as much as it protects them.
Just started and already enjoying the humor.
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." ?♀️?❤
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
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. 🐕
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.
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
4. Nature's Bakery fig bars
5. My dad has a Sept birthday!
Bailed. Just couldn‘t get into it ☹️
The author's humor is fairly childish but I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed seeing the more human side of Jesus H. Christ. #funnybook
Just picked this up from the library and I'm already pretty stoked. #funnyguy
Next up for my daily commute.
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
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. 😍
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.”
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!
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.
Time for something fun.....
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.
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.
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!