Archive for December, 2011

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD CHRISTIAN by Matt Mikalatos

December 15, 2011

Night of the Living Dead Chrisitan is a spiritual allegory that compares our human nature with monsters. The author, Matt Mikalatos, describes people that use others for their own benefit as Vampires.  Werewolves have urges that they can not control.  Zombies have a lack of original thought and want to make others like them. 

In this story, Matt  leaves his pregnant wife and small children at home every night  to walk the neigborhood to keep it safe.  One night he meets bad tempered Luther (a werewolf) who is  wanting to be transformed.  With the help from others, including, a mad scientist, an android named Hibbs 3000, a vampire and a half zombie they start their adventure for a cure. Luther’s bad temper has caused his wife to leave him and take their daughter.  Along they way they meet other monsters. 

 Others found this book hilarious with all the monsters running around trying to be transformed but I didn’t.  I found the many truths to be sobering and thought provoking. We call ourselves Christian but how Christ -like are we? Are we truly transformed or is there a monster still living in us, causing others not to desire Christ.

 “But I look at their lives and see far too many zombies.  That is to say, they claim to have found a new, invigorating, abundant life, but I see little evidence that it’s anything but idle chatter. They cheat on their income tax and cut corners at work and yell at their children. They break their wedding vows on Friday night and tighten their ties and straighten their skirts on Sunday morning.  They drive by a homeless man on their way to a social justice rally, or they ignore a raped woman crying on the sidewalk while they hoist their antiabortion signs.” (pg.95)

I would like to thank Tyndale House Publishers for giving me a complimentary copy of this book to read and give an honest review.

 I would like to give away a Certificate for a free copy of this book. The first person to leave a comment will win. Leave a way to contact you so I can mail you the certificate.

I would also like to give you a link for the author’s video,  http://www.tyndale.com/video/296.