I’m an “outside-the-box”kind of guy who grew up thinking, “Why be normal, everyone else is?” So when I saw the words “Christian” and “Zombie” in the same title, I had to get it. In “The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook” author Jeff Kinley combines a zombie survival novella with no-holds-barred Bible teaching.
Each chapter is two-part, the first a story episode followed by commentary on how we all carry a type of zombie virus inside of us.
In the story, Ben Forman lives in a world where at any moment a zombie can bite a chunk out of your arm, infecting you with the Z28 virus which turns you into a zombie in minutes. It follows him through various zombie encounters and life-altering interventions mixing love with loss.
The B-side of the chapters is where Kinley gets down and dirty, dealing with that part of us that is a repulsive rotting corpse in the eyes of God. In a time where many authors paint humanity as inherently good, Kinley calls it like it is; our best is no better than filthy, stinking, zombie flesh. But he doesn’t leave us there, he brings us through how we can be made acceptable to God, and even after that process, our inner zombie will still turn up and take control from time to time.
“The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook” is a great read and very insightful. I give the fictional part 3 of 5 stars , and the non-fiction 3.5. You can read an excerpt here: Zombie Killer’s Handbook
Thanks to Thomas Nelson’s BookSneeze for allowing me to blog-review this book, and providing a copy free of charge. A positive review is not required.