It’s hard to describe one of Matt Mikalatos’ books, so I’ll start by telling you what I expected when I ripped open the envelope, grabbed the book, and started to read. Since I read Imaginary Jesus last year, I expected to laugh, be challenged in my spiritual life, and, quite possibly, to cry. I was not disappointed.
Night of the Living Dead Christian is a tale of werewolves, zombies, mad scientists, mad Matt (did I just say that?), and other monsters and monster hunters. Luther, Matt’s neighbor, is a werewolf whose wife and daughter have left him because of his inability to control his anger. Matt and others try to help Luther find a way to transform into the person he knows he was meant to be—and in the process find themselves drawn to the One who changes us from the inside out.
While the book was great October reading, I would happily reread it anytime. This spiritual allegory had me identifying much too closely with the monsters and taking a long hard look at my relationship with Jesus, who has the ability to change every monster into the person she was meant to be. (It’s the complete surrender that’s the hard part.)
If you’re looking for an entertaining and thought-provoking read, Night of the Living Dead Christian should be at the top of your list. I highly recommend that you get a copy before the monsters in your neighborhood grab them all!