I guess I’m a sucker for a good gimmick. When I saw the title, The Christian Zombie Killer’s Handbook: Slaying the Dead Within, my curiosity got the better of me. I had to give the book a look. (If I’d have had to pay for it, I would have been able to resist, but since Thomas Nelson Publishers was offering an eCopy for free in exchange for this review . . .)
It’s a good book. Author Jeff Kinley alternates chapters between the on-going fictional Zombie story analogy and some good solid biblical instruction. Personally, I didn’t really care for the Zombie story—I think Zombies are a guy thing. If that’s not a fair statement, let’s just say Zombies aren’t my thing. They're the least intelligent monster out there, after all. But the analogy was interesting and the teaching was right on target—clearly stated, easy to follow and understand. If Kinley’s goal was to present this message to an audience of people who might not otherwise be interested in learning about humanity’s sin nature and what the Bible has to say about conquering it, then he found an interesting way to reach that goal.
Then again, when I showed the book to my teenage son, he was pretty skeptical. I guess he’s not a sucker for a gimmick like his mom.