Has anybody read Anne Rice's second book in her "Christ the Lord" series...The Road to Cana? I just finished it and,like the first one, I found it fascinating.
Her descriptions of the settings and the lifestyle/mores of those times are very vivid and one can easily picture in their mind's eye what it must have been like.Written in the first person,it suggests what <u>MIGHT</u> have been running through Jesus' mind as He starts taking those steps that ultimately lead to Calvary and the struggle of His wholly human side with His wholly divine side. Particularly riveting is His conversation with Satan at the end of His 40 days in the wilderness.
Yes, it is a novel.There are characters we have never heard of.But there is also much that is familiar for anybody who has read the New(and Old)Testament.The "fleshing out" of the biblical accounts seems no different to me than how devotionals and meditations seek to add meat to the bones. One way or another, it is a fascinating read.