Review- Imaginary Jesus, by Matt Mikalatos

So this month’s CSFFBT book is Imaginary Jesus, by Matt Mikalatos.  Unfortunately I’m still running a bit behind schedule, trying to wrap up The Everlasting Man, by G.K. Chesterton. 

Honestly when I saw that this book was coming up I was immediately set into sceptical mode.  Too often is God taken too lightly because someone think’s it necessary to prove a point.  They miss the fact that God IS the Point… He’s the reason we have such a concept as “the point”.  Nothing we will ever have in our minds that we think needs to be shared will ever be important enough to compromise God Himself.

With all that said, I’ve yet to crack the cover on this book.  My wife liked parts of it, and said there were parts where the author took liberties he shouldn’t have.  I plan on reading this book before the next tour (and reading the next book before the next tour too, hopefull!).  I don’t know if I’ll end up finishing it, but I’m going to give the book as fair of a chance as I rightfully can.

Imaginary Jesus 
Author blog –
Author Web site –

Here’s links to reviews from other participants…
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

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

3 thoughts on “Review- Imaginary Jesus, by Matt Mikalatos

  1. Hi Cris, thanks for posting. I left a comment at Becky’s blog suggesting some other blogs she might like to read just to see what others are thinking about the book, some with similar reactions to hers. I forgot to mention a terrific interview with the author which Rachel Starr Thomson posted on day 3. Also Fred Warren had some good things to say about the theology and Andrea Graham (with Kenean Brand agreeing in his day 3 post) voiced a particular critique.

    I suggested in my first post that this book would either be controversial or ignored. The latter I think, would be too bad because I think it challenges us believers to hold to the objective truth about Jesus rather than to our own cultural assumptions. That’s a message I think worthy of considerable thought, even if wrangling with it makes this book somewhat controversial.

    Anyway, again, thanks for taking part in the tour.

    Becky, the Other One 😉

  2. Pingback: CSFF Blog Tour – Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos, Day 1 « A Christian Worldview of Fiction

  3. Hey Cris,

    I hope you enjoy the book. I think you’ll find that I didn’t take God lightly, as that’s a topic and person I am unfailingly serious about. Look forward to your thoughts.


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