Anne Rice, a very successful fiction writer of, e.g., The Vampire Chronicles, has also turned her hand to writing novels about Jesus of Nazareth. One of her preposterous concoctions is Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. Apparently this book is based in part on the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, a late 2d Century C.E. document. In Rice's novel, Jesus's family is in Egypt (having fled from the murderous KIng Herod), and Jesus, age about 7, is discovering his amazing divine powers. In the most outrageous example, he murders another child and later brings him back to life.
There are at least 2 things I am totally certain of: (1) Jesus and his family were never in Egypt. Jesus, in his life never traveled more than 100 miles from Nazareth in any direction; (2) Not as a child or an adult, did Jesus every kill anyone. It is absurd, not to say obscene, to claim that Jesus, the kindest of men (and children) would be party to such an act. It is disgraceful of Anne Rice to assert such nonsense The fact that thousands of her fans read these Jesus travesties and accept them is pathetic, but it is worse of Rice to create such monstrosities.