Christ the Lord

The Road to Cana

By Anne O'Brien Rice
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307741196, 255pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

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Description

The second book in Anne Rice’s hugely ambitious and masterful life of Christ.
 
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.  




Praise For Christ the Lord

“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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