In January, the book club will continue on to Part two of Anne Rice’s Life of Christ with Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana. Anyone interested in participating can get a copy of the book from Jennifer Rudolf or Geri Jacobs. The next meeting will be Thursday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. Please note that the meeting is being held the fourth week this month.
The following description of the book is quoted from amazon.com:
“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.
It is a novel in which we see Jesus—he is called Yeshua bar Joseph—during a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea.
Legends of a Virgin birth have long surrounded Yeshua, yet for decades he has lived as one among many who come to the synagogue on the Sabbath. All who know and love him find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take.
And at last we see him emerge from his baptism to confront his destiny—and the Devil. We see what happens when he takes the water of six great limestone jars, transforms it into cool red wine, is recognized as the anointed one, and urged to call all Israel to take up arms against Rome and follow him as the prophets have foretold.”