Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Imaginary Jesus--Book Review

So you think you know Jesus huh? What's he like? Does he talk to you? Have you ever chatted with him over a cup of coffee? Is he with you always? REALLY? What about the time your life fell apart and you were left completely devastated and alone--where was he then?

In Imaginary Jesus, Matt Mikalatos is in pursuit of Jesus, trying his best to follow him, but discovers it's not easy when Jesus is on the run! The Jesus Matt has been hanging out with might just be a figment of his own imagination. In his efforts to find the real Jesus, Matt encounters more than one--maybe even your--imaginary Jesus!

This hilarious journey will have you doing some soul-searching. Will you be able to recognize the real Jesus?

I enjoyed this book. I started reading with a little hesitation because I was not a big fan of The Shack, fiction, which attempted to give the reader a different perspective on God and the Trinity. I wasn't sure I was ready to tackle another half-truth half-fiction book about the person of Jesus Christ. I was pleasantly surprise with Imaginary Jesus.

With wit and a wonderful sense of humor, Matt uses fiction and his wild imagination to plant many questions and seeds of truth in the readers' minds. If you've ever wondered where Jesus was when you needed him most, this book will be a blessing to you.

Please watch this trailer for just a hint of the fun and adventure that awaits you in Imaginary Jesus.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review. This review is my honest opinion. A link to the trailer was provided to me by Tyndale House Publishers. The title of this post is linked to Matt Mikalatos' web site if you would like more information.



Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great review.....love your blog...
I have not had enough blog time lately...So glad that I stopped by..Be sure and stop by main blog and read about a miracle.

Matt Mikalatos said...

Lavonda -- Thanks so much for this great review. I'm glad that you enjoyed Imaginary Jesus! It was great fun to write and I'm glad that reading it was fun, too.


Edie said...

Great review Lavonda. I can't remember the last time I read a fiction book. I bought one a while back after reading some excerpts and found it very interesting. But it sits on my bookshelf still waiting for me to pick it up. *sigh*