Monday, December 12, 2011

Book Review: "The Night of the Living Dead Christian"

Recently I got to review a book called Night of the Living Dead Christian.

This book was a fictional story, based on Zombies, Werewolves, and Vampires. I normally don't read books like these, and I hate what these three "figures" do...

However, this was labeled as a Christian book, and I thought I would read it. I tried keeping an open mind, not letting my personal knowledge/feelings interfere with this book in anyway.

So, to start us out, I will explain what I thought of the book.

First of all, I thought it was very immature. The writing was kind of poorly written, and I thought I was reading a children's book. The "adult" in this story was especially immature, and made several remarks/statements that disturbed me because of his age.

Also, the book had zombies, vampire, and werewolves....I don't like these figures at all, however they did play out an "important" part in the book, which I will explain later.

Also, the values of a Christian were mixed up...such like the "adult Christian" using a Message Bible, just to make the bible to read more interesting...the Adult Christian (main character in the book) was also extremely immature in his Christian faith, I myself am immature as well, but this character in the book, played out a role where he was helping a werewolf turn to Christ, but didn't even have any knowledge of how to become a Christian. All the "adult christian" was, "Go to church."

This book is all about how everyone has sins, and those sins resemble the creatures such as vampires, zombies or werewolves. Vampires are lustful and prideful, zombies follow anyone who tells them to do something even if it is wrong, and werewolves are rebellious, angry, and abusive. The author was pretty much stating that everyone who did not die for Christ, is one of these creatures. Which is something I do understand and believe. I was a "monster" as well, before I turned to Christ. This was the only highlight of this book for me.
The werewolf is taught how to receive Christ, by Jesus actually appearing to him in a burning building. Jesus asked him if he wanted to believe in Him, and than proceeded to tear off the werewolf's skin and face, revealing the true "human" he was.

I do understand the author was trying to preach a message to the unsaved people of this World...however I was not told this, and I thought it was for Christians as well. This book lacks good information about how to become a Christian, and it lacks the mature content it needs for older readers.

However, Thank you Tyndale Publishers and Matt Mikalatos for letting me review this book. Although my review may seem negative, I enjoyed reading another person's view point of the Christian faith, and how to enter into the Lord's kingdom.

I was told by Tyndale to post this book as a giveaway, but since I don't have a job to spend my money on shipping, and I don't totally like this book; I will not be giving this book on my blog.

I didn't see this video until after I read the book...
Thank you, Matt Mikalatos


Allison said...

Yuck... I don't think I would like the book either!!!!! :P

Matt Mikalatos said...

Hi Josiah!

Thanks for reviewing my book. I was sorry to hear you didn't like it, but I know not every book is for every person.

Having said that, I was curious about your comment that you didn't think the book was for you because it preached a message to the unsaved people of the world. I would say that the gospel is for the saved as well as the unsaved, and that there are plenty of Christians trying to figure out why following Jesus doesn't seem to be helping them overcome their sin nature. What do you think?

Josiah said...

Mr. Mikalatos,

Wow, I have never had an author actually reply to one of my posts before! :D I am honored.

First of all, I do think that people (saved or unsaved) need to hear the Gospel. I believe that with all my heart.

What I mean was (and if you glance over some of my previous posts, you'll notice I'm not that good at grammer/writing what I mean) that the book was directed towards people who believed in zombies, werewolves, and vampires.

And because it was directed towards them, the book was written in the language for those people. And was persuading them to become a Christian by using a common "figure" as a example. Such as all sinners are a monster, like a werewolf or zombie.

I enjoyed your book for the message you were preaching, however I am not used to books of such nature, zombies, werewolves and vampires are new to me; and some of parts of the book I just didn't like because of them.

Hope that gives a clear enough definition of what I mean. Sorry if it's not, I'm not very good with writing words. :D

Thank you for letting me read your book, it was truly something that I won't forget. :D