Monday, June 21, 2010

Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos

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?


Product Description

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. 

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In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

Participants’ links:
Brandon Barr
Keanan Brand
Grace Bridges
Beckie Burnham
Valerie Comer
R. L. Copple
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Andrea Graham
Tori Greene
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
KM Wilsher


Matt Mikalatos said...


Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the book and look forward to you implementing the mandatory reading of Imaginary Jesus at various churches. :)


Keanan Brand said...

Mandatory reading? Excellent notion! Beats some of the textbooks I had to read in Bible college.