Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Book in Review: Imaginary Jesus

Imaginary Jesus By: Matt Mikalatos
Fiction: Religion 240 pages
Book Count: 12

This book starts with St. Peter punching Jesus in the face in a Communist, vegan restaurant in Portland. But that's OK because it was only an imaginary Jesus (hence the title). After that the main character/author (they are the same, although it is fiction) go on a hunt to find the real Jesus. Along with St. Peter helping him along the way, there is a talking donkey, former prostitute and the leader of an Atheist Bible study. Also St. John the Evangelist does arts and crafts. As you may guess, not only is this book about all of the imaginary Jesus's that people create, but is incredible funny. For example, chapter 9 is titled "Jesus will never leave you (if you tie the knots tight enough)". In fact, if it weren't for a few passages where things get real (pun intended) people who aren't Christian, might enjoy this book.

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