The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook (subtitle: Slaying the Living Dead Within) by Jeff Kinley is a very unique book. It is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction; half the book is a fiction zombie story, while the other half of the book is all about applying the Bible to our everyday lives. The zombie within us is our sin nature, and this book helps us - through the fiction story as well as with lots of Bible applications – learn how to “tame” the zombies within us.
I must admit that after reading the first chapter, I was ready to put the book aside. It was a little boring – filled with too much info on the background of the fiction part of the book. (All of the first chapter made more sense after reading the second fiction chapter.) But, I kept reading, and am very glad I did so. Upon reaching the next chapter (which is the first “Bible application” chapter), I really got “into the book”. This Bible chapter was about right and wrong and why humans sin – and basically started with Adam and Eve and their story.
The Bible application chapters are very much “in your face” and straight-to-the-point, and they really make you look at yourself deep down. These chapters are written in a way that applies to today’s culture. At the end of the book, there’s also lots of discussion questions for each chapter, which would make this book be great for a small group study, also.
Overall, I really liked this book, and intend to go back and re-read the Bible application chapters, and try to study them more in-depth for a personal introspective study.
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