Lamb : The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

4.21 (162,841 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 15-20 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


Everyone knows about the immaculate conception and the crucifixion. But what happened to Jesus between the manger and the Sermon on the Mount? In this hilarious and bold novel, the acclaimed Christopher Moore shares the greatest story never told: the life of Christ as seen by his boyhood pal, Biff.

Just what was Jesus doing during the many years that have gone unrecorded in the Bible? Biff was there at his side, and now after two thousand years, he shares those good, bad, ugly, and miraculous times. Screamingly funny, audaciously fresh, Lamb rivals the best of Tom Robbins and Carl Hiaasen, and is sure to please this gifted writer's fans and win him legions more.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 163 x 236 x 36mm | 635g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special, Gift
  • 0061438596
  • 9780061438592
  • 133,878

Back cover copy

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have read--and reread--Christopher Moore's irreverent, iconoclastic, and divinely funny tale of the early life of Jesus Christ as witnessed by his boyhood pal Levi bar Alphaeus (a.k.a. Biff). Now, in this special (check out the cool red ribbon marker, gilt-edged pages, and gold lettering) gift edition of Christopher Moore's bestselling Lamb, you, too, can find out what really happened between the manger and the Sermon on the Mount. And, in a new afterword written expressly for this edition, Christopher Moore addresses some of the most frequently asked questions he's received from readers since Lamb's initial publication, about the book and himself.

Fresh, funny, poignant, and wise, this special gift edition of Lamb is cause for rejoicing among readers everywhere.
show more

Review quote

"An instant classic . . . terrific, funny and poignant.--Rocky Mountain News
show more

Rating details

162,841 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
5 50% (82,203)
4 29% (47,580)
3 13% (21,872)
2 4% (6,907)
1 3% (4,279)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X