The Road to Cana - eBook Christ the Lord Series #2  -     By: Anne Rice
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The Road to Cana - eBook Christ the Lord Series #2

Anchor / 2008 / ePub

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Legends of virgin birth have long surrounded Yeshua, and many seek signs of the path he'll take. Follow along as he emerges from baptism to confront the devil---and his destiny! Based on the Gospels and incisive New Testament scholarship, this second book in Rice's best-selling life of Christ concludes with the miracle at Cana.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Anchor
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9780307268747
ISBN-13: 9780307268747

Publisher's Description

National Bestseller

The second novel in Anne Rice's hugely ambitious, moving, and masterful portrayal of the life of Christ, following Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt.

 
It’s a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea. All who know and love Jesus find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take. After his baptism, he is at last ready to confront his destiny. At the wedding at Cana, he takes water and transforms it into red wine.  Thus, he’s recognized as the anointed one and called by God the Father to begin a ministry that will transform an unsuspecting world.  

Author Bio

Anne Rice is the author of thirty-five books. She lives in Palm Desert, California.

Publisher's Weekly

In the New Testament, the miracle at the wedding at Cana where Jesus turned water into wine marks the commencement of his tumultuous three-year ministry. In Rice's beautifully observed novel, a sequel to 2005's Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, however, the wedding miracle is in fact the culmination of an intimate family saga of love, sorrow and misunderstanding. As the novel opens, Yeshua (Jesus) struggles with a sense of restlessness of purpose and a deep love for a comely kinswoman. Waves of isolation sweep over him as he comes to understand that serving the Lord's will takes precedence over the desires of his own heart. Whereas the first novel in this series hewed so closely to Scripture and to the author's meticulous research as to be somewhat arid as fiction, this book, imagining the "lost" young adulthood of Jesus, offers wise and haunting speculation where the Bible is silent. And the final chapters, which pick up the story with the New Testament's accounts of Jesus' baptism, temptation and early miracles, manage to be soulfully insightful even while faithfully tracking the Gospels. Rice undertakes a delicate balance: if it is possible to create a character that is simultaneously fully human and fully divine, as ancient Christian creeds assert, then Rice succeeds. (Mar.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana

"Hypnotic, incantatory. . . . Readers will be lured by the promise of simply rendered holiness." —The New York Times

"Rice couples her writing talents with the zeal of a recent convert and a passion for historical research. . . . Remarkable for Rice’s prose and rich sensory detail." —Christianity Today
 
"A masterful book written by an extraordinary writer at the height of her powers." —All Things Considered
 
"Rice brings a liveliness and palpable joy to the material." —Los Angeles Times
 
"A remarkable achievement. . . . An engaging story told within the structure of biblical narrative and theological orthodoxy." —Father Richard Neuhaus, publisher, First Things

"A masterful book written by an extraordinary writer at the height of her powers. It deserves to be read for that reason alone. But it also deserves to be read to better understand the most dynamic and important person in human history – Christ the Lord." —All Things Considered
 
"Rice brings a liveliness and palpable joy to the material." —Los Angeles Times
 
"[Written] with reverence, marvelous scholarship, and a faithful portrayal to present the mystery God’s dwelling among humankind." —Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb
 
"Compelling. . . . Rice emphasizes Christ’s humanity as few authors have done." —Rocky Mountain News

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