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u/GCanuck · 58 pointsr/WritingPrompts

If you're interested check out Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. Kinda similar to the WP.

u/BungalowStyle · 32 pointsr/books

"Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal," by Christopher Moore. Accessible and hilarious, without being blasphemous (unless you're incredibly thin-skinned. In which case you're likely not on Reddit in the first place).

Edited to add link.

u/_tinyhands_ · 24 pointsr/atheism

If you haven't already, read Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff

u/[deleted] · 15 pointsr/AskReddit

The following are some of my favorite books that I could think of off the top of my head. Hopefully you dig the list.

u/tryano · 14 pointsr/suggestmeabook

The only book I've read that fits that description is ["Lamb"] ( but it's entirely fictional and a comedy so I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for.

u/rainer511 · 14 pointsr/Christianity

No one knows, but Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal is a bit of fun irreverent speculation about it (and it entertains your friend's theory quite a bit).

u/purexul · 12 pointsr/todayilearned

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff

It's more fictionalized (and satirical) than precisely what you're describing, but it's one of the best books I've ever read, as well as one of the most hilarious.

u/Skilol · 12 pointsr/funny

I don't know the original reference from the picture, but just from what you wrote, this comes pretty close:

And it's awesome.

u/are_you_slow · 9 pointsr/AskReddit
u/FlyingSquid · 8 pointsr/politics

Biff wasn't the devil's cousin, he was Jesus' best friend!

u/well_uh_yeah · 8 pointsr/books

I have three books that I love to loan out (or just strongly recommend to those weirdos out there who refuse a loaner):

u/malakhgabriel · 7 pointsr/Catacombs

What other reddits do you surf?
I moderate /r/RATS, /r/Louisiana and /r/OpenChristian. I also read a lot in /r/SquaredCircle, /r/SRSBusiness, /r/SRSDiscussion, /r/polyamory, /r/woahdude and I've been dipping back into /r/Christianity a bit lately as well.

What do you do in your free time?
I read. I reddit. I smoke my pipe and drink my cocktails. I watch pro wrestling. I cuddle. I toy around with making jewelry (trying hammered wire recently) or playing with polymer clay. I'm considering this thing they call "ex ur size" or some such. It involves riding on a bike that goes nowhere. I understand I can read or watch TV while I do it, so I figured what the heck.

What do you read?
Right now I'm going back and forth between The History of White People and A Canticle for Leibowitz. Before that I read Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. the most powerful book I've read in the last few months was Silence by Shusaku Endo. You should read it. And then you should read Lamb because you'll need something a bit more jovial. But not until after you've sat with it a while.

What do you watch?
Ring of Honor Wrestling, WWE, Leverage, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother.

Do you Blog?
Yup, though not regularly enough to develop any sort of readership.

Do you game?
I just got my first console since the original NES when I was in junior high. It's a Wii. Every once in a while I'll play Mario Kart of do something on the Wii Fit.

Do you play a musical instrument/sing?
I make noise periodically. I want to do more.

What are your favorite movies?
Absolute number one favorite? Hedwig And the Angry Inch. The only tattoo I have is from that movie. Other favorites include The Big Lebowski, Pump Up The Volume, The Wrestler, Shortbus, Dangerous Beauty, Walk The Line.

What is some favorite music?
My absolute favorite band is Over the Rhine. Behind them, tied for second place, you'll find Boris, the Cure, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash. Also up there are Kris Kristofferson, Mischief Brew, the CrimethInc band called Requiem (there are lots of bands called Requiem), The New Orleans Bingo Show. The list goes on for days.

u/aenea · 7 pointsr/books

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

(or pretty much anything else by Chris Moore)

u/STRiPESandShades · 7 pointsr/declutter

I actually gave up a few of the books I absolutely adored on the mindset that I knew people who would also love them - and have trouble getting access to them. (Like friends from highly religious families that need a little humor in their lives)

I may regret it a little, but in the end, someone else got to read something cool, and my shelf space can only grow.

u/Salanmander · 6 pointsr/Christianity

Personally I like Josh. =)

(Obligatory plug for Lamb)

u/ThrowOhioAway · 6 pointsr/todayilearned

Hello, my name is Levi who is called Biff, Joshua's childhood friend, whatever you need to know can be found in the book I wrote:

(Seriously, both a funny and very well written book, I recommend it to anyone of any religion who knows about Christianity)

u/hkdharmon · 6 pointsr/pics

His childhood buddy's name was Biff.. Funny book, BTW.

u/KidCharlem · 6 pointsr/AskReddit

If you'd like to know more...

Lamb, by Christopher Moore will answer all your questions.

u/chuckmo · 5 pointsr/Documentaries

Nobody mentioning the excellent, hilarious Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal?

u/brucemo · 5 pointsr/Christianity\-Gospel\-According\-Christs\-Childhood/dp/0380813815

"Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal", by Christopher Moore.

This book is a novel that addresses the title issue specifically. Some of our subscribers would definitely not enjoy it but I think it's wonderful.

u/MaryOutside · 5 pointsr/books

Perhaps The Life of Pi, or this magnificent bastard, or maybe Lamb. Maybe, if you are up for a challenge, you could try either [Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World] and/or Cloud Atlas. Careful with Cloud Atlas, there is another book by the same title. The one you're looking for is written by David Mitchell. If that doesn't work, report back and we'll figure something else out.

u/rarelyserious · 4 pointsr/Wishlist
u/hackingkafka · 4 pointsr/funny

it's explained in "Lamb - The Gospel According to Biff"

u/Iamyourbetter · 4 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Try reading Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore. It's a book about Jesus Christ told through the viewpoint of his childhood friend, Biff. The book contains the wisdom and the intelligence of a true coming of age novel while simultaneously using crude and sacrilegious humor to keep you laughing through the whole thing. This book is light-hearted, but also deals in some serious, even dark emotions.

Both the book and Christopher Moore are highly acclaimed by readers so if recommend looking up other reviews for this book.

u/icdapoakr · 4 pointsr/books

comedic fiction. Tells the story of Christ during his growing up years. I love this book. Even though it was fiction I can see how his philosophy grew and accepted other religions into his own. It is how Christ would have acted.

u/Itakeurpants · 3 pointsr/books
u/bolivar-shagnasty · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Whenever anyone asks me to recommend a book, I always suggest Lamb by Christopher Moore. It's about the missing years of Jesus and his best friend Biff. It's hilarious.

u/P1h3r1e3d13 · 3 pointsr/Christianity

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

Yes, it's comedy; yes, it's heresy, but it inspired more thinking and discussions about the personhood, divinity, and life of Christ than a lot of the serious books.

u/JimSFV · 3 pointsr/Christianity

A truly awesome fictional account of this has been written in the novel "Lamb" by Christopher Moore

u/JoeSzymkowicz · 3 pointsr/ThePeoplesRCigars

There was a satirical book that I really enjoyed in high school, that details exactly this. Hilarity ensues.

u/swandive · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Catholic here too.
Read this. It's my favorite book and deals with Joshua's teen phase. Fiction, but it does kinda make sense.

u/robot_one · 3 pointsr/tipofmytongue

Made me think of The Gospel According to Biff.

Probably not it.

u/Aulritta · 3 pointsr/atheism

I didn't experience that. My transition was a sort of long drive downhill. During the height of my Christianity, I would have the occasional, frightening flashes of disbelief (usually while studying apologetics), but never did atheism happen rapidly.

Over the course of three years (2005-2008), I slowly stopped praying (it seemed stupid, since prayer had done no good for me or anyone I'd ever prayed for), read the Bible only during sermons at church (I was formerly the top member of my "church-team" in Bible Bowl contests), and then began to elucidate what I actually believed.

When 2008 came and I found myself at the point of stating, "If there is a god, that being has not made any noteworthy or worship-worthy interventions since the beginning of time, if even then." From there, it's just a matter of stepping over the line and calling it atheism.

The book that started me on this route? Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.

u/admorobo · 3 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Lamb by Christopher Moore is a fictional retelling of Jesus' life from the point of view of his childhood friend Biff. Parts of it are very funny, others are much more serious, and it pokes fun at the Bible without ever being disrespectful.

u/tacsatduck · 3 pointsr/funny

Exactly. On a slightly related note, I still think that Christopher Moore's book, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal has the best explanation for the creation of the Easter Bunny.

u/roostercrowe · 3 pointsr/BrandNewSentence

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal is a really great read, one of the most clever and funny stories that i’ve read.

u/UWillAlwaysBALoser · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. I just finished this book, and it is probably the funniest book I've ever read (and I'm saying this after having read Hitchhikers, a lot of Vonnegut and Confederacy of Dunces).

I don't know your religious background, but I have confidence that whether you are a Jew, Christian, or atheist/agnostic, you will really enjoy this book (if you're none of those, you may miss some references). It's like Hitchhiker's Guide for the ancient world, with a little of Herman Hesse's Siddhartha (also a good read) mixed in.

Also, John Dies at the End by David Wong is great if you like action/sci-fi/horror but want a lot of comedy mixed in. It was the first comedy book I've read that really felt like it was written by someone from my generation (I'm in my early 20s). Wong is one of the editors of cracked and definitely has the internet-age nerdy pop-culture sense of humor that pervades reddit.

u/Browncoat23 · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Anything by Christopher Moore if you want a fast-reading comedy. Especially this.

u/eroverton · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Lamb. Too bad it'll never happen.

u/nir-vash · 3 pointsr/Blackfellas

YES!!! I cannot stress Christopher Moore's books enough. Lamb is the greatest book of all time! I re-read it annually.

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins (which probably inspired Lamb) is also great as well.

u/kimmature · 2 pointsr/books

The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. I'm a fan of time-travel, and history, and I was completely sucked into it. She's got a number of books in the same universe- some comedic, some very dramatic, but The Doomsday Book is my favourite.

If you're at all interested in high fantasy, I'd recommend either Tigana or The Fionovar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay. You either love his prose style or hate it, but if you love it, it will definitely take you away.

If you like SF and haven't read them, I'd try either Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos, or David Brin's Uplift Series (I'd skip Sundiver until later, and start with Startide Rising.)

If you're looking for more light-hearted/quirky, I'd try Christopher Moore- either Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal , or The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. If you're into a mix of horror/sf/comedy, try John Dies at the End. They're not deep, but they're fun.

Non-fiction- if you haven't read it yet, Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air is very difficult to put down. If you're travelling with someone who doesn't mind you looking up every few pages and saying "did you know this, this is awesome, wow-how interesting", I'd go for Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants or Bill Bryson's At Home: A Short History of Private Life. They're all very informative, fun, interesting books, but they're even better if you can share them while you're reading them.

u/fjbwriter · 2 pointsr/fantasywriters

Buddha and Christ not going off and having weird adventures? I think Christopher Moore and Osamu Tezuka would like a word with you.

u/monocle_and_a_tophat · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

On a sort of related note, here's a hilarious fiction/comedy novel involving cargo cults:

A bunch of this author's other (old) stuff is good too, like "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal":

u/PirateKilt · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I highly recommend you get/acquire/borrow and read a copy of "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal" by Christopher Moore...

u/sourgrap3s · 2 pointsr/books

If he enjoys comedy books then you should definitely go with Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore.

Else, Ender's Game and The Dresden Files were already mentioned. If he likes zombies go with Day by Day Armageddon. Try out Storm of Iron if he likes Warhammer 40k or in general awesome fantasy warfare in the distance and wicked future.

My ultimate vote goes to The Dresden Files. Harry Dresden is an awesome character.

u/gsawgf · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/CynicKitten · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

All of his books are hilarious. I actually came here to suggest Lamb, which is slightly heavier, but is mostly just hilarious.

u/jrakosi · 2 pointsr/nottheonion

You're welcome. It is one of the funniest books ever written IMO.

u/OhShitItsSam · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I can't stress this enough, This entire book is pure satire. Again, satire. That being said it is also very well informed and rather witty.

You've asked for basically something akin to a bible textbook it sounds like and not an entertaining story, I'm only suggesting this because it's the book responsible for me actually going on and finally reading the bible. Much like you said, I also found the bible itself to be a pretty difficult read by today's standards.

Anyways. If you'd like something light and honestly really good to read in your downtime check out Lamb, by Christopher Moore.

u/SpencerDub · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

You sure you're not thinking of the Gospel according to Biff?

u/EncasedMeats · 2 pointsr/history

Christopher Moore's Lamb explains this hilariously.

u/arrsquared · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

If you like the concept but not delivery, you may like Christopher Moore's comedic book Lamb, about Jesus lost years in which he visits & learns in China and India.

u/VIJoe · 2 pointsr/history

Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium by Bart Ehrman

It's been a few years but I recall it being pretty enlightening at the time. I never really bought most of the critisism of Aslan's book. It might be because both this book and Aslan's had kind of the same take - Jesus as a figure far outside of the mainstream and more a Revolutionary than a Shepherd. (Speaking of Shepherds - if you want to enjoy a completely non-Historical but insanely funny story of Jesus, try Christopher Moore's Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.)

u/karmaval · 2 pointsr/self

I also really liked Christopher Moore - lamb, the bible according to biff was his best so far, although I have enjoyed his other novels as well.

u/obi-sean · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

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

u/furgenhurgen · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

My linking on mobile is wonky tonight, so I'm just going to leave the link like I'm not ashamed of my inability to use a phone right...

u/lacisghost · 2 pointsr/books

How about Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. 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"

u/winter_storm · 2 pointsr/forwardsfromgrandma

I am Jewish also, but I read "Lamb" by Christopher Moore, so allow me to explain:

Jesus was scheduled to preach. A bunch of people showed up to hear him. For some reason, those people failed to bring any food and were hungry. All the disciples had was, like, one fish and a loaf of bread. Jesus performed a miracle and transformed the single fish and loaf into many - enough to feed the masses of people that had come to hear him preach.

The end.

u/ryzellon · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

I doubt the cited source is a scholarly source.

The [more reliable etymology](
) suggests a misreading of the divine monogram, though the "Hallowed" thing is a pretty common claim.

Personally, I like "haploid."

u/jaypeg25 · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

Everybody forgets about Biff

u/Evrybdywangchung · 1 pointr/pics

"Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff"

Reference for all who are downvoting or wondering. Hilarious book on the missing years of ol' JC's life. Well played gent.

u/Backslashinfourth_V · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

This is because during the 15-20 years of Jesus' life that isn't documented in the Bible, he went on a soul searching mission to find the 3 wise men, which ended up being a magician, a Buddhist and a Hindu Yogi. He learned from their religious interpretations and ended up modifying their terminology slightly so that his people could better understand the concepts. So, for example, the Buddhist version of the "inner light" because the "holy ghost" of which he speaks. He also learned Kung Fu and fought a demon. [Source] (

u/MeishkaD · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Points Tally Complete for TheO-ne-ders

4 - So what you are saying, is your boyfriend needs a sippy cup? lol

5 - Have you read Lamb? If not, you should. It is amazing.

6 - Counting this as valid, but not too clever as many people came to the same conclusion. Although I suppose that doesn't negate the original cleverness.

7 - I kid you not, this exact Beany Babie is sitting no less than five feet away from me. :)

11 - I know that feel. For a long time my main goal in life was to be able to fill my cart at the grocery store without have to count every single penny. It took time and effort but we are finally there. Hoping you get there soon as well.

13 - Are you sure you aren't me from the past? I was so excited when we finally got a good HEPA vacuum cleaner.

14 - And it's Prime eligible!

17 - Video Games are absolutely toys! And this one is sooo good!

18 - Hard to argue with a classic.

20 - The only way I grill. :)

Oregon Bonus - Marionberry jam is very tasty. I can vouch for the tastiness of this brand. My parent's get their CSA box from this family.

So glad you had fun filling this out, as I had fun reading your answers. :) I will update the original post as soon as I have a winner.

u/Jaggerbomber · 1 pointr/books

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. Great book. My favorite part is that it's a stand alone book. No need to wait 10 years between the books. Lamb by Christopher Moore. Another phenominal stand alone book.

Edited for spelling.

u/Frater_Petrichor · 1 pointr/occult

He was the main character in one of the sequels to a very popular book. See:

u/opabinia · 1 pointr/2xCBookClub

Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore if you like some fictitious humor!

It's a definitely fluffy humorous take on the missing years of Jesus that's unlikely to be offensive regardless of your religion. It might be a bit touchy for a staunch Christian, but it doesn't paint anything in a bad light. There's some fun and hilarious philosophizing, too, including Jesus's time as a Buddhist monk and the invention of milk + coffee.

u/BamBam-BamBam · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Agreed, this is an absolutely hilarious book.

u/FreeThnker · 1 pointr/atheism

You should check out Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. If you are a fan of Christopher Moore, it is a rather entertaining read. It is a nice satire based off of some of the stories told in the Bible.

u/st_gulik · 1 pointr/scifi

No, I couldn't finish them. Too heavy handed, and too obvious. If I want to go on a ride where I know where I will go, but still have a fun time I'll ride a roller coaster.

u/reveurenchante · 1 pointr/SuicideWatch

I totally understand the fear of the unknown after death. I was raised atheist so I often battle with those fears. It led to anxiety, which I now take medication for, but I also found a few things to help me. I love cats and animals, so I read and every day, or when I feel like I need a pick me up, I also read a lot and do crafts, which can help my mood. It sounds all very cheesy, but honestly these things help me when I'm feeling anxious.

If you want a humorous book to read, I highly recommend "The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal".... it's pretty hilarious, and thought provoking. find it here

u/Pudie · 1 pointr/IAmA

Have you read the book Lamb:The Gospel According to Biff? Did you love it too?

u/BigSexyTolo · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

You should check out the book by Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. It's fantastic.

u/stellarfury · 1 pointr/funny
u/trexinanf14 · 1 pointr/Christianity

I would absolutely agree on the NIV as a good general purpose bible, however there are some alternatives out there depending on what you are looking for. I would highly recommend either The Book of God by Walter Wangerin or The Message by Eugene Peterson, both of which are a re-imagining (read: they should not be used as a reference!) of the biblical stories, the former as a novel and the latter as a bible where the stories are told using language you or I would.

I also greatly support using a study bible, the good ones will give helpful context or reference to the stories you read, or you can just go all the way academic and grab a copy of the Oxford Annotated Bible (but from the sounds of it you wouldn't want that).

Although workingmouse, I would disagree that the KJV is the go-to bible these days for protestants, largely for the reasons you gave. Speaking of definitely not kosher, has anyone read the book Lamb? It's a pretty humorous read, but you really need to be ready to hold nothing sacred for a few hundred pages. =)

Good luck in your search OP!

u/-Master-Builder- · 1 pointr/AskReddit

No, Biff was his best friend.

It's from a book

u/Fus_ro_dah_lady · 1 pointr/pics

this book will answer all of your questions

u/boblablaugh · 1 pointr/pics

Here you go

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

Seriously, This is a great freaking book.

u/tradiuz · 1 pointr/funny

Someone needs to read Christopher Moore's "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal".

u/jmhajek · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/linds360 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Lamb by Christopher Moore portrays him as dark skinned. Pretty good/funny read.

u/Capissen38 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Christopher Moore has done pretty well with his adaptation: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.

I'm an atheist, and still thought it was a spectacular read.

u/KettleCellar · 1 pointr/Jokes
u/pandyfacklering · 1 pointr/pics

I did not know that Lamb was a historical account of events.

u/mostlylurkingmostly · 1 pointr/AskReddit

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


Amazon link.

u/Kar98_Byf42 · 1 pointr/TumblrInAction
u/Oliver_Dibble · 1 pointr/atheism

Maybe start with something non-atheist but entertaining - I'd go for Lamb -

u/Horawesomeberg · 1 pointr/funny

I suggest you read this.

u/abbotleather · 0 pointsr/Buddhism

Actually, Jesus and his disciple did travel to Asia and learned much there before returning to begin teaching.

Source: The Gospel According to Biff.

u/monkeyphonics · 0 pointsr/AskReddit
u/moxwind · 0 pointsr/DebateAChristian

all the answers are here: Lamb

P.S. I'm an atheist and I still love this book. I recommend it to anyone.

u/bastardos · -1 pointsr/atheism

had to CTRL + F before I posted this

Someone's been hanging with Biff, Christ's childhood pal