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

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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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  1. Plesion
    Gender: male
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Some historical inaccuracies
    December 11, 2012
    Plesion
    Gender: male
    Quality: 1
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This review was written for .
    Like many Christians, I was pleased (but somewhat skeptical) when this author of pulp horror novels claimed to convert to Christianity years ago. Since she does have a lot of fans, I read this out of curiosity, wondering if a horror writer was up to the demands of historical fiction. Frankly, I was disappointed, though not surprised, to find a number of historical inaccuracies - for example, she refers to "candles" (so does the KJV Bible), when in fact candles were not used in ancient Palestine, and most modern versions of the Bible have "lamps," referring to the oil lamps composed of a saucer and wick. Also, she has the characters often using the term "Jews," but in that time and place "Jew" was almost solely used by non-Jews, while the Jews themselves referred to each other as "Israelites," "children of Israel," etc. (Recall the episode in John's Gospel where Jesus refers to Nathanael as "a true Israelites.")

    Aside from that, the characters in the book never really come to life. I know a few fans of this author, and they rave about all the research she does so she can accurately depict the clothing, furniture, etc. As I already noted, she isn't all that accurate in this novel, but, more importantly, she just doesn't make the characters seem like human beings. Obviously creating vampire characters is quite a different thing from getting inside the minds of saintly people.

    Like many Christians I have been taken aback by some of the very harsh comments the author has made in the past year about Christians (calling us "haters" because of our stance on abortion and homosexuality). Even if the book were well written, which it is not, I could not recommend any Christian buying this book, knowing it would profit an author who has said such harsh things about Christians. Certainly there is much better biblical fiction to spend your money on.
  2. JohnnieReader
    Norfolk, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Realistic and Insightful
    March 26, 2011
    JohnnieReader
    Norfolk, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    This review was written for .
    This series (short so far) really impresses me. Ms. Rice brings the characters to life, and does so respectfully. The stories are no longer sanitized. They are real, and thought-provoking. The stories illustrate scripture, going beyond but not differing with. As such, they are a potential of what happened. In thinking through this potential, we grow closer to the Lord and think more about what the Bible teaches us. They also manage to be page-turner interesting. I am incredibly impressed!
  3. Marilyn Hill
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    May 28, 2009
    Marilyn Hill
    This review was written for .
    It is ovious the author knows of Jesus from reading books &, as she herself says in her Author's Notes, based some of this book on her Catholic upbringing beliefs which I don't happen to share. I prefer to read books that are written by authors who have a close & personal relationship with our Lord. This book left me dry. I will not read any more books written by this author.
  4. Valerie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 17, 2009
    Valerie
    This review was written for .
    I am not a huge reader of Christian novels, I just haven't found the right fit for me, except for maybe Terri Blackstock. So when I saw this book on my library shelf, I grabbed it half-heartedly and figured I most likely would not read it. I mostly wanted to see what kind of novel could be made out of the life of Christ. I mean, the greatest book of all already tells His story, how can you beat that? Anne Rice wrote a very distinctive book. I found myself mesmerized. Rice managed to credibly portray what the human side of Jesus could have experienced. While taking very limited liberties with the account of Christ as told in the gospels, Rice brought his culture and social existence to life with vivid, poignant scenes, aspects of his life that aren't always addressed in the gospels. It was emotional at times, enlightening, humorous, & very empathetic. I enjoyed the book, devoured it. It motivated me to read parts of the gospels again and see Christ in a new light, from a different angle. I very much recommend this book, it's such an intriguing concept.
  5. Linda L. Miller
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 3, 2008
    Linda L. Miller
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    My heart was moved as this novel made the life of Jesus come alive in a way that just reading the scriptures never did for me. I chose the Unabridged CDs and have been so blessed by the elequent telling of this amazing journey by our Lord Jesus Christ! Wow! How amazing that Ann Rice used her gift as a talented writer to be a blessing to so many that may be seeking comfort. It is the best gift by far that I have given to myself and others! Thank you Ann!
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