(I received this book from Tynale for exchange of a fair review)
Book: Night of the Living Dead Christian
Author: Matt Mikalatos
In his follow up to the critically acclaimed Imaginary Jesus, Matt Mikalatos tackles this question in an entertaining & thought-provoking way - with MONSTERS!!!
While Christians claim to experience Christ's resurrection power, we sometimes act like werewolves who can't control our base desires. Or zombies, experiencing a resurrection that is 90% shambling death & 10% life. Or vampires, saiating ourselves at the expense of others. But through it all we long to stop being monsters & become truly human - the way Christ intended. We just cant seem to figure out how.
By turns hilarious & heartbreaking, this book is a spirtual allegory that boldly explores the monstrous underpinnings of our nature & the tackles head-on the question of how we can ever hope to become truly transformed.
This isnt your ordinary book.
It has vampires, werewolves, zombies, robots & even a hunter out to rid the world of these monsters... & my favorite, a Clockwork Jesus...
See? Not your ordinary book.
The story is wrapped up in how we are all monsters looking to be "born again"... & what it means to be a Christian.. a real Christian...
There are some really deep thoughts, especially from Luther - the werewolf that is wanting to be 'cured' from his monster-ways.
A comment Luther made was, "I went to church my entire childhood. Its one of the key reasons that I'm not a Christian" ... see. Told you - deep thoughts.
And the way Zombies just want to put ear phones in your ears... they just want you to hear their commentary of the Bible & agree with it completely... some deep stuff if you really look into what the story is saying.
And it also has humor. There were witty little one liners that made me chuckle too... little insights that you're like, "yep, I totally get that"...
But its a different book too... At parts, I would get wrapped up in it & wanted to see where it was going... other times, I was just confused... & other times, I was just getting bored with it.
I would say this is something to check out if you're bored with all the other books out there right now... also if you have a good imagination & if you are open minded.
& lucky for you, you get a chance at winning your own copy. GIVEAWAY INFO!!!! Just leave a comment & tell me your favorite "monster" movie or tv show ... the winner will receive a certificate that allows them a free copy of the book.
& if you want to learn more about the author, stop by his site: http://mattmikalatos.com/