What an entertaining read! Just made me smile.
I didn’t really know what to expect. Night of the Living Dead Christian is the first book by Mikalatos I have read. Though it took me a few chapters to get a grip on his unique style of writing, I am very glad I stuck with it.
The story-line is centered around Mikalatos and his interesting, to put it mildly, neighbors. Making his rounds one evening to assure the security of his neighborhood, Mikalatos accidentally stumbles into the midst of a unique experiment by a couple of mad-scientist type characters. These “characters” turn out to be a neighbor and his robot creation. As Mikalatos is unintentionally, and very much reluctantly, pulled into their scheme, he begins to see many of his neighbors in a completely different way. The humor of the plot keeps the read light, while the theology woven throughout is sound.
Written with comic book style humor, light mystery, and sprinkled with biblical theology, Night of the Living Dead Christian will appeal primarily to teen and young adult readers. Which is a good thing. Without getting too “preachy” while presenting thought provoking doctrine, I can see this book serving as an evangelical outreach to a usually somewhat overlooked group of readers.
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