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One month until “The First Time We Saw Him” releases!

Retold stories about Jesus in modern day, coming June 17th.

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The first copy of the new book is here!

Sometimes, when talking to two people in love, you might ask, “How did you meet?” One of them will say, “The first time I saw her, she was sitting on a park bench, wearing a red shirt and feeding the pigeons.”

The title of my new book is referring, of course, to Jesus, and the idea of the book is, What if we could recapture our love for Jesus by seeing him again with fresh eyes? What if we could see him again for the first time?

It’s a book full of retold stories about Jesus, as if he had come to 21st century Portland instead of first century Jerusalem. I’m really proud of this book… I think it’s the best thing I’ve written yet, and I personally learned a lot and grew from working through these stories.

Not sure what that would look like? Here’s a video of me doing some of the stories:

I’m excited about this book and can’t wait to share it with you. Here’s what a few people have said about the book who got the sneak preview:

Jonathan Merritt said, “Matt Mikalatos retains the scandal and surprise of the most famous Gospel narratives while recasting them in modern language that ignites the imagination and awakens the soul. This book will have you seeing aspects of the gospel anew and leave you wondering, ‘Who wouldn’t want to know a Jesus like this?'”

Josh McDowell: “This is a must-read for those seeking a fresh look at the living, breathing Christ.”

You can read more endorsements here.

If you want to read the book as soon as possible, now’s a great time to preorder at Baker Retail, AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBound, or wherever you prefer to purchase books.

And you can read more about my books here.

By Matt Mikalatos

Matt Mikalatos is a writer not a fighter.