Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CSFF Blog Tour: Night of the Living Dead Christian: Day Two

About the book:
Author: Matt Mikalatos
Genre: /Fiction/Fantasy/Christian Spirituality/ Spiritual Allegory
Page Count: 272
Publisher: Tyndale SaltRiver

What does a transformed life actually look like?

In his follow-up to the critically acclaimed Imaginary Jesus, Matt Mikalatos tackles this question in an entertaining and thought-provoking way—with MONSTERS!!! While Christians claim to experience Christ’s resurrection power, we sometimes act like werewolves who can’t control our base desires. Or zombies, experiencing a resurrection that is 90 percent shambling death and 10 percent life. Or vampires, satiating ourselves at the expense of others. But through it all we long to stop being monsters and become truly human—the way Christ intended. We just can’t seem to figure out how.

Night of the Living Dead Christian is the story of Luther, a werewolf on the run, whose inner beast has driven him dangerously close to losing everything that matters. Desperate to conquer his dark side, Luther joins forces with Matt to find someone who can help. Yet their time is running out. A powerful and mysterious man is on their trail, determined to kill the wolf at all costs . . .

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Night of the Living Dead Christian is a spiritual allegory that boldly explores the monstrous underpinnings of our nature and tackles head-on the question of how we can ever hope to become truly transformed.

About the Author: 
Matt Mikalatos is the author of Imaginary Jesus. He works with a Christian non profit equipping college students for overseas missions. He started watching the Saturday morning Monster Matinee with his father at the age of two and as a result has a natural fear of giant irradiated insects, bloodsucking rocks, and carnivorous dinosaurs. He lives near Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three daughters.

My Review:
First of all I would like to say that I really, really enjoyed this book. Matt Mikalatos is one talented writer. Night of the Living Dead Christian is unique, original, one of a kind, challenging, beautiful, and entertaining... I have never read or have come across a book like this and I’m not sure if I ever will. I highly recommend entering this fun tale, that is filled with a deep truth...

Now I must say I am not at all a monster fan. In fact I hate monsters with a passion. Dislike and stay clear of paranormal and urban fantasy. Gag over the crazy vampire craze and laugh at the Twilight nuts... come on, you agree right ;-) I watched the first few episodes of The Walking Dead and had nightmares of the zombie apocalypse for months. So why in the world would I pick up this book and read it? Will, I first read other reviews on it (courtesy of Amazon) and was very intrigued by the greater message within the story... we all have a monster within us and only one can destroy it, but are we really allowing Him too?

The book itself is lovely. From it’s nice font and awesome book cover art, to the wonderful interview with the author located at the back of the book, along with a great discussion guild, and a fun, yet silly guild on, Are You a Monster? There is also two pages on rejected titles and taglines for the book, which is interesting to read... especially for us writers.

If you want a book of humor( Mr.Mikalatos has wonderful humor) a book filled with a different look at the monsters we all know and a book that will give you one of the greatest challenges for your life... go get a copy of Night of the Living Dead Christian or of course download one on your e-book reader haha... whatever fancies you.

Here is a wonderful trailer on it with the author Matt Mikalatos...
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Here is one link to buy the book

Check out the author’s website  

And Please be sure to check out what the other tour members are saying about it..."> Gillian Adams
"> Julie Bihn
"> Red Bissell"> Thomas Clayton Booher
Thomas Fletcher Booher"> Keanan Brand"> Beckie Burnham"> Morgan L. Busse"> Theresa Dunlap"> Amber French">Tori Greene"> Nikole Hahn"> Ryan Heart"> Bruce Hennigan"> Janeen Ippolito"> Becky Jesse"> Jason Joyner"> Carol Keen"> Leighton"> Shannon McDermott"> Rebecca LuElla Miller"> Nissa"> Joan Nienhuis"> John W. Otte"> Crista Richey"> Sarah Sawyer"> Chawna Schroeder"> Rachel Starr Thomson"> Steve Trower"> Fred Warren"> Shane Werlinger">  Nicole White"> Dave Wilson

 In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review. Thank you Tyndale!

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