Do you sometimes feel like a monster? After you blow up at your kids for the hundredth time today, do feel like a huge, angry werewolf? Do you feel like a mad scientist-always right, never thinking your wife’s opinion matters, always trying to fix your friends? After you’ve laid a huge guilt trip on your husband for the emergency at work that kept him late, do you feel like a vampire sucking the life out of him and your marriage? Do you feel like a zombie-always following your favorite paster or author, but never checking for yourself what the Bible says? Is there any hope for us? Read on…
The subtitle of Night of the Living Dead Christian is “One man’s ferociously funny quest to discover what it means to be truly transformed.” That is an excellent description of this book. In this allegory Luther, a werewolf, is trying to discover if he can be different. With the help of Matt (the author), a mad scientist, a robot, a vampire, and a half zombie, quite an adventure ensues! Can they find the truth before the monster hunter kills Luther?
I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially since Matt Mikalatos is described on the back on the book as “Monty Python meets C.S. Lewis.” An interesting combo, huh?! However, after read it I can totally see how this comparison fits! This is like no other book I’ve ever read. (Now I look forward to reading his first book, Imaginary Jesus.) I laughed so hard I howled and my mad scientist self even learned things-what a great mixture! There is also a wonderful self-diagnosis guide at the end, if you are wondering if you are a monster. I highly recommend this to all, especially if you have a sense of humor and enjoy learning!
(Here is a video of Matt Mikalatos discussing this book.)
Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy for my honest review.