Friday, November 4, 2011

Night of the Living Dead Christian - Matt Mikalatos

Night of the Living Dead Christian
Matt Mikalatos
Copyright 2011 by Matt Mikalatos
Salt River Publishing
ISBN 978-1-4143-3880-4

What can I say about this book?

I truly did understand the author's analogies of Christians lacking in today's world, and comparing them to zombies, werewolves and vampires.All well and good.

However, unless one delves into the study material at the end of the book, which I fear younger readers will not do, then this is nothing more than a funny, comical Christian oriented book. And I fear the author is merely cashing in on the whole vampire craze of modern teens and young adults in America.

The message he brings is an important one. And if one already knows where to look with the analogies, the book is excellent. But I fear it is those who are reading it, simply as a fictional comedy, who will not benefit.

Therefore, I give this book...

And while I can't give it my thumbs up, neither will I give it a thumbs down. I believe the intent was good.

****Disclosure: This book was provided by Tyndale Publishing free of charge in exchange for an independent and non-biased review.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cyndi!

    Thanks for taking the time to read and share your thoughts about Night of the Living Dead Christian.

    I was curious what you personally thought about the book... your experience. It seemed like the things you mention not liking is how you think teens or young people will respond rather than your own reading experience. So, I'm just curious.

    Also, I can lay your fears to rest about cashing in. :) I've been reading and watching "monster" novels and movies practically since I was born, and long before the current trend.

    Anyway, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!