Adding to the Bin

Derek Ouellette —  January 24, 2010

Two items have been added to the Summer Reading Giveaway and I’m sure there will be more to come, so subscribe and keep watch!

1. Ben Clark CD:

After I published my interview with Ben Clark the other day his manager paid me a visit and offered a copy of Ben’s CD to throw into the Summer Reading Giveaway bin. I know it’s not in keeping with the Reading Giveaway – what with it not being a book and all – so consider it Bonus!

2. Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos:

When I first announced the Summer Reading Giveaway I was contacted by Matt Mikalatos who offered to throw his upcoming book, Imaginary Jesus, into the pile as well.

I am very excited to get my hands on this book, as I’ve been contemplating recently on how people tend to shape God into their own image in stead of allowing the Holy Spirit to mold them into His. Matt takes my reflections one step further: It’s not just God (or a god – vaguely speaking), but Jesus in particular whom Christian (in particular) have tended to reshape into the kind of Jesus which they imagine.

Amazon describes this book as:

Imaginary Jesus is an hilarious, fast-paced, not-quite-fictional story that’s unlike anything you’ve ever read before. When Matt Mikalatos realizes that his longtime buddy in the robe and sandals isn’t the real Jesus at all, but an imaginary one, he embarks on a mission to find the real thing. On his wild ride through time, space, and Portland, Oregon, he encounters hundreds of other Imaginary Jesuses determined to stand in his way (like Legalistic Jesus, Perpetually Angry Jesus, and Magic 8 Ball Jesus). But Matt won’t stop until he finds the real Jesus—and finally gets an answer to the question that’s haunted him for years. Be warned: Imaginary Jesus may bring you face-to-face with an imposter in your own life.

Subscribe to Covenant of Love for your chance to win these two along with N.T. Wright’s new book, After You Believe, D.A. Carsons new book, Scandalous, and Brian McLaren’s new book, New Kind of Christianity.

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