The Ironic Catholic points to a new novel called Lamb, which is subtitled “The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal.”
Okay the subtitle is bad enough and it is hard to imagine a Jew named Biff in the first place. I just wondered how awful the book could be so I read the first page of it at Amazon.
It starts with Biff describing a 6 year old Jesus letting a lizard play in his mouth. I’m not kidding. Biff yells “Unclean, unclean”, but the mothers around him ignore him. Jesus’ “younger brother” manages to take the lizard and then smashes it with a rock. Jesus takes the dead lizard and places it into his mouth. The lizard is then resurrected and crawls back out of his mouth. His “younger brother” than kills it again.
Now we know the later story in Jesus life is based on Lizardus. Though it would be hard for child Jesus to say “Lizardous come forth” with the lizard in his mouth. As an adult I guess he had perfected his technique.
It seems this book has the flavor of the Gnostic books that also described a child Jesus making clay birds and bringing them to life.