Have you ever read a book you didn't want to end because the characters were so compelling? I recently had that experience with "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" by Ann Rice.
As Rice states in the Epilogue, creating a homosexual or liberal Jesus is easy, portraying the Jesus of the Gospels is extraordinarily difficult. And Rice did an excellent job of painting a picture of Jesus of the Gospels.
I'm looking forward to the next installment! Many events of the boy Jesus' life foreshadow later events in His ministry. Although Rice is known for her vampire books, she's made a change in her life rediscovering her Christian faith. This book really enriched my faith. I recommend it highly!