I was enthralled and super impressed by this book. I have so many people that I wish would read it! Imaginary Jesus is "in your face" and will knock over "sacred cows" with many people. In this book, the author, who is also a main character faces issues in his life by identifying where he has been following an imaginary Jesus instead of the real Jesus Christ.
I think Matt did a wonderful job with this book. I didn't come away from it with out praying and asking God to show me any places that I was following any thing that seemed like Jesus, or God, but wasn't or isn't. I grew up in a Christian home and I have watched many many "Christians" follow a Christ that isn't quite right. That point seemed to be well honed in Imaginary Jesus.
If my Internet works, I hope to post more thoughts soon. For now I will leave you with the thought and wish that this book should be passed out for mandatory reading in most of the churches I have been in. Are you following the REAL Jesus Christ, or one that is imaginary and seems to be real?
Is the pleasant robed man at the coffee shop really Jesus---or just Matt Mikalatos's conveniently created imitation of Christ? With the help of the apostle Peter and a talking donkey, Matt searches Portland---determined to exorcise the impostor, find the real Jesus, and confront him with the question that's haunted him for years. . . . 288 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.
Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos, starring Matt Mikalatos, and published by Tyndale.
Imaginary Jesus - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1414335636/
Author blog - http://mikalatos.blogspot.com/
Author Web site - http://imaginaryjesus.com/
In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
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