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David’s #2 Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

October 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

I know that I don’t write reviews very often, despite reading constantly. I’m going to continue to try harder at that, so lay off Mark. Anyway, “Bonhoeffer” is easily my top book of the year. Metaxas’ book offers it all; an in depth history of World War II Germany, adventure, excitement, and romance. More than that though, it tells the very real story of the life and struggles of a great Christian hero interwoven with an abundance of convicting and inspiring theology. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a true man of God, who desired His will in all things and was unyieldingly committed to the Truth. He should be an inspiration for us all! Share on Facebook

Adam’s #1: Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos

April 17, 2011 // 2 Comments

Imaginary Jesus, by Matt Mikalatos The book I recently found on my kindle (no idea how, or why it got there, it just did) was a quirky little title called Imaginary Jesus.  Expecting rich theological insight I decided to give it a go.  While there are some elements of theology, the book, as described through dialogue within the book itself as a “semi-autobiographical novel comedy”, is actually quite an entertaining read.  The book follows a fictitious account of how the writer confronts what he has created in his mind as he struggles through the emotions associated with a recent traumatic event.  Mikilatos’ wit and creative humorous descriptions kept me laughing and the plot kept me eager for the next chapter. The opening chapter has Matt grabbing lunch and hanging out with Jesus at a vegan cafe in Portland, OR.  He’s having a typical conversation with the creator of the universe when a gruff dockworker named Pete comes in and after a few words promptly punches Jesus in the face.   It’s later revealed that ***spoiler*** this Pete character is the Apostle Peter and the Jesus in the cafe is not the real Jesus.  The rest of the book is a journey […]