I had no idea what to expect when I requested this book…but once I started it, I did not want to put it down! I’ve struggled with what to write in this review without giving details away–all I can say is READ IT! It is FANTASTIC!
“My Imaginary Jesus” is an incredibly creative work that looks at all of the different ways that we perceive/imagine Jesus to be as opposed to what the Bible actually says. The author seeks to dispel widespread misconceptions about Jesus while sharing about his own true life struggle to find the real Jesus.
I don’t want to give too much away, but I’ll say this: what makes the book especially awesome is that the author makes each version of Jesus (i.e. “Perpetually Angry Jesus” or “Legalistic Jesus”) its own character in the book which brings them to life and forced me to look at who I think Jesus is as opposed to who He really is. You can’t deny that the characters he writes about aren’t real in some sense–I have definitely had friends or family members who have viewed Jesus in these ways.
The author presents the information in a very disarming way while leading you down a path to hunger for the REAL Jesus. I was very excited to see that he has another book…I think it will be my next purchase!
I DEFINITELY recommend this book!
I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House.