Friday, December 16, 2011

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD CHRISTIAN book review and giveaway


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.


Matt Mikalatos received his BA in writing from the University of California Riverside. Like many future world leaders, he began his career as a clerk at a comic book store. Having discovered that such work caused women to shun him, Matt took control of a high school classroom and taught American literature and drama (although he was best known for his riotous "study halls"). Then Matt, in an unexpected move, joined Campus Crusade for Christ. In a moment of weakness, his best friend, Krista, agreed to marry him. He and Krista were briefly expatriated by Crusade to East Asia, where they ministered for three years. Now back in the States, Matt provides leadership to the international ministries of Crusade's northwest region. Matt has published articles in Discipleship JournalThe Wittenburg DoorRelief, and Coach's Midnight Diner. Matt and his wife live near Portland, Oregon. They have three beautiful daughters.


This book first caught my eye because it involves monsters and such.  Plus I loved the title of it.  Now when I started reading the book,  I have to say that I understood the comparisons of different monsters to the varied "levels" of Christianity.  I think all of us know the "monsters" in the story in our everyday lives.  I did find the book very funny and caught myself laughing out loud more than once.  Now I loved the werewolf Luther and I am sure we all can relate to him or know someone who can. Of course some may relate more to the zombies or vampires.  Yeah there is a whole slew of monsters and even a mad scientist.  The book will definitely have you thinking after you read it.   The book definitely made me want to check out Matt's first one, Imaginary Jesus.  Check out a video of Matt discussing his book here

I personally think this would be a great book for young adults to grasp the reality of what a true Christian is.  It would keep them entertained while receiving a great message.  I am going to recommend it to my son when he gets a little older to read and get his thoughts on it.

It is definitely a good book to read and would make a great addition to your book collection especially if you love monsters. You can currently grab a copy where Christian books are sold and online at for $ 10.19.  You can also go to to find other retailers as well.  

* I received the book below solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely my own and completely honest.  

I have some exciting news, one reader will win a certificate to use to get their own copy of the book.  Enter below.

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  1. Hey, thanks so much for your great review and for being part of the blog tour!

  2. I would like this for me and then I would pass it on to someone else. Rita Spratlen

  3. I am now entering pass the popcorn. Rita Spratlen

  4. It would be for me.

  5. for me

    dwarzel at

  6. I would get this for me, but I do share...

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

  7. I would give this to my daughter.
    Lisa.Blogs2 at gmail dot com

  8. for me & my hubby & my teen to read, as we are all Christians.
    jeanlynd at att dot net

  9. my grandson

  10. this would be great for my aunt.

  11. i would really like to read this

  12. it for me
    there was no box for gfc name, but it is traceyj40

  13. This book would be great for myself!