When Matt Mikalatos wrote "Night of the Living Dead Christian", it sounded like something I needed to read. It appeared that it was going to be humorous and a spoof off of the "Night of the Living Dead". I had pictured so many things that this book was going to be and I couldn't wait to get it.
It was at the time I requested the book that I also found that Matt was the same author of another book that was in my TBR pile, "Imaginary Jesus". I will admit that I had bypassed this book many times because it seemed a bit offensive to me - that the book was making fun of Jesus and I really couldn't understand why a Christian book seller would promote such nonsense. Oh, I did say it was in my TBR pile, didn't I? So why would I have an offensive book in my TBR pile? Ummm - well it was a moment of weakness and it was offered free for my Nook... and it was by a Christian publisher... and.... Well, you get the picture.
If you are expecting "Night of the Living Dead Christian" to be a spoof like I did, you are in for a surprise. Yes, you will find zombies, werewolves and vampires and even a mad scientist and a robot - um - android, but there is such a powerful message hidden in the story that one is likely to not forget it easily. To put it as simply as possible, this book is a story about transformation - a true transformation.
Media and religion really can blind us to what the Bible really says about God and being a Christian. Matt Mikalatos tackles these difficult subjects with humor and yet such truth, AND he does it in the form of an entertaining and VERY enlightening story. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Make sure to visit Matt Mikalatos' page and have a look at his Monster guide. Can you identify with any of them?
Night of the Living Dead Christian can be purchased here
Make sure to visit the other participants in the tour to see what they are saying about Matt and his book:
This book was provided by the author/publisher for this CSFF Tour. I was not required to write a positive review, but instead, one that gives my honest opinion.