Christ the Lord

Christ the Lord

The Road to Cana : A Novel

Book - 2008
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Anne Rice's second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous life of Christ begins during his last winter before his baptism in the Jordan and concludes with the miracle at Cana.

It is a novel in which we see Jesus--he is called Yeshua bar Joseph--during a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea.

Legends of a Virgin birth have long surrounded Yeshua, yet for decades he has lived as one among many who come to the synagogue on the Sabbath. All who know and love him find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take.

And at last we see him emerge from his baptism to confront his destiny--and the Devil. We see what happens when he takes the water of six great limestone jars, transforms it into cool red wine, is recognized as the anointed one, and urged to call all Israel to take up arms against Rome and follow him as the prophets have foretold.

As with Out of Egypt , the opening novel, The Road to Cana is based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship. The book's power derives from the profound feeling its author brings to the writing and the way in which she summons up the presence of Jesus.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400043521
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Road to Cana


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Jan 02, 2012

A really beautiful book about the most enigmatic Man in Human History.

Feb 06, 2011

So dreadful, I couldn't get past the first two chapters.

Presumably this was supposed to be a celebration of Jesus' life, and not an opportunity to make him into an unlikeable, self-righteous caricature of himself?

I suppose it was brave to tackle the subject matter in the first place.

Mar 30, 2010

Reverent and well rounded.


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