It is a novel in which we see jesus, the man, living quietly in nazareth as he has for many years. She writes this book in a simpler, leaner style, giving it the slow but inexorable rhythm of an incantation. The road to cana random house large print 9780739327784 by rice, anne and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. The second book in anne rices hugely ambitious and masterful life of christ. Christ the lord the road to cana christ the lord 2. Angel time 2009 of love and evil 2010 new tales of the vampires. Anne rice born howard allen frances obrien is a bestselling american author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books. In her second novel about the life of christ christ the lord. The second novel in anne rices hugely ambitious, moving, and masterful portrayal of the life of christ, following christ the lord. As a christian, i appreciate the reverence and piety that anne rice brings to her second novel about the life of jesus, christ the lord. Most people remember anne rice as the author of dark vampire books, some of.
You do not need to read the first book to follow this one. The road to cana, the riveting followup to anne rice s christ the lord. The introduction, discussion topics, and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to enhance your groups discussion of christ the lord. In the road to cana, rice revels in the artistic and spiritual challenge of. The road to cana is a novel depicting the life of jesus, written by anne rice and released in 2008.
The road to cana the graphic novel as want to read. I found it interesting that anne rice, a roman catholic, has john the baptist baptizing with a conch shell instead of immersion in the lake. Her books have sold over 100 million copies world wide. Whatever that book was, it wasnt another semipornographic.
Out of egypt, a novel narrated by jesus of nazareth. Out of egypt, however, the wedding miracle is in fact the culmination of. It is a novel in which we see jesushe is called yeshua bar josephduring a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in judea. The road to cana by anne rice the second book in anne rices hugely ambitious and courageous life of christ begins during his last winter before his baptism in the jordan and concludes with the miracle at cana. Anne rice s second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous life of christ begins during his last winter before his baptism in the jordan and concludes with the miracle at cana. Anne rice is an american author of gothic and christian fiction. The road to cana anne rices second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous life of christ begins during his last winter before his baptism in the jordan and concludes with the miracle at cana. She deftly blends both imagined dialogue and situations with actual new testament writings to piece together a period of. Out of egypt 2005 is a book by anne rice that depicts the life of jesus christ at the age of 7 to 8. They both center on a central character, yeshua bar joseph, known to most modern people as jesus.
The road to cana by anne rice is the second book in her christ the lord series. Christ the lord the road to cana by anne rice penguin books. But as a reader, i kept wishing some gay vampires would swoop in to liven things up. Out of egypt, i was more than eager to get my hands on anne rices new novel christ the lord. Its a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in judea. The witching hour 1990 lasher 1993 taltos 1994 single novels. Which of the four christian gospels most influenced the road to cana.
Anne rice was born howard allen frances obrien on october 4, 1941. Remarkable for rice s prose and rich sensory detail. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. All who know and love jesus find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take. The road to cana, anne rices second book in her hugely ambitious life of christ, begins before his baptism in the jordan and concludes with the miracle at cana. Ive had people scoff at me when i told them how incredible rice s christ the lord books are.
This historical novel is the second in anne rice s narrative imagining of the life of christ the first, christ the lord, became a surprise bestseller for the vampire chronicles author. As with out of egypt, the opening novel, the road to cana is based on the gospels and on the most respected new testament scholarship. Mar 30, 2008 anne rices second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous life of christ begins during his last winter before his baptism in the jordan and concludes with the miracle at cana. Out of egypt, and is part of a proposed fourpart series about the life of jesus. Anne rices second novel narrated by jesus of nazareth, now over 30, perches on the brink of blasphemy. Anne rice in following christ the lord from egypt through nazareth, from boyhood into adulthood, and accompanying him on the road to cana and his emergence into public life, has continued with reverence, marvelous scholarship, and a faithful portrayal to present the mystery gods dwelling among humankind. It continues the story of the life of christ as he heads towards his destiny. The new york times rice couples her writing talents with the zeal of a recent convert and a passion for historical research. Herod antipas rules galilee, pontius pilate is the new roman governor of judea, and the roman empire rules the world. Anne rice silenced doubting thomases when she wrote christ the lord. Anne rice, best known for her gothic horror novels that primarily feature vampires and other lost souls, embarks on her second fictional portrayal of yeshua jesus in christ the lord. The road to cana, a sequel to out of egypt, and six months after that, rices memoir, called out of darkness. Readers will be lured by the promise of simply rendered holiness.
Anne rices newest novel follows jesus to cana christ the. Book written by anne rice this is anne rice s second volume in her fictional christ the lord series. Follow along as he emerges from baptism to confront the deviland his destiny. The road to cana is the best book that rice has ever written. Based on the gospels and incisive new testament scholarship, this second book in rices bestselling life of christ concludes with the miracle at cana. The road to cana by anne rice in fb2, rtf, txt download e book.
Knopf released 4 march 2008 christ the lord, the road to cana is a meditation. Anne rices second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous li. It is a journey through a forbidden grove, a desert, and a river laced with innocence and injuries, temptations and revelations, religious dynamics and the world within. The second part in anne rice s vivid and hugely ambitious life of christ the lord. The road to cana life of christ book 2 kindle edition by rice, anne.
As with her first novel about christ, anne rice has used careful research and scholarship to recreate the first century world of yeshua the hebrew name for jesus in christ the lord. The road to the wedding at cana has jesus meeting john the baptist enroute. Discuss instances in the road to cana where rice has written rituals of purification and incantation. She is most well known for her series of novels about vampires entitled the vampire chronicles which feature famous character lestat. The road to cana, anne rice turns her remarkable gifts to the story of the young adult jesus and his life leading up to and climaxing with the baptism, the temptations in the wilderness and the wedding feast at cana.
As a maturing jesus begins his ministry, he must struggle with temptation and the responsibilities of his divine powers. Out of egypt released in the fall of 2005 was critically acclaimed and sold well. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading christ the lord. This book and the first one are fictional depictions of the life of jesus christ. Buy a cheap copy of the road to cana book by anne rice.
The introduction, questions, and suggestions for further reading that follow are intended to enhance your reading of anne rices christ the lord. The road to cana is the second volume in anne rices christ the lord series. In rices beautifully observed novel, a sequel to 2005s christ the lord. Most people remember anne rice as the author of dark vampire books, some of which were turned into movies. National bestseller the second novel in anne rices hugely ambitious, moving, and masterful portrayal of the life of christ, following christ the lord. In the christian new testament, the gospel of john records that jesus first miracle happened at the wedding feast of cana, where water was changed into wine. In defense of anne rice patricia snow first things. Anne rices second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous life of christ begins during his last winter before his baptism in the jordan and concludes with the miracle at cana. Rice wrote the novel after returning to the catholic church in 1998. The road to cana i initially ignored, but, since becoming a catholic myself, i am incapable of resisting a conversion story.
Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. In her second book in the christ the lord series, rice has again skillfully created a historical novel of the life of jesus that is engaging, historically connected, and true to the image of jesus in the gospels. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Pandora 1998 a vampire chronicle vittorio the vampire 1999 the mayfair witches.1444 1502 1270 448 1517 917 123 275 1588 1065 1199 748 965 622 479 160 72 209 570 1184 90 223 269 336 871 793 1077 236 545 525 476 1167 1340 1080 1217 1459