Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book Review: Zombie Church


About Zombie Church :

A creative, entertaining approach to resurrecting the undead church.

There is something missing in the church today. Stuck in a rut of routines and rituals, the church is caught up in doing what it is “supposed to do” but is lacking the true essence of what it is supposed to provide: life. Real faith--and a real relationship with Jesus--is not about playing by the rules, attending services, and praying before meals. Real faith is more than religion.

Believing there is a way to breathe life back into the church, Tyler Edwards adopts a contemporary and entertaining metaphor--zombies--to highlight and challenge the problematic attitude of today’s believers.

Written for the discouraged, disenfranchised, and anyone unsatisfied with their same-old church routine, Zombie Church challenges readers to turn away from hollow religious practices, which characterize “zombie Christianity,” and turn toward a radical relationship with Jesus.

While other books have addressed legalism in the church, this is the only book that effectively capitalizes on a popular entertainment genre in order to diagnose and correct the problem. Realizing that even his own church is part of that problem, Edwards has written an accessible and often humorous book that will help believers change the Spirit-draining (or life-draining) habits that stop them from achieving a full, fulfilling life in Christ. Order a copy here.

Link to buy the book HERE

About Tyler Edwards:

Tyler Edwards is the lead pastor at Cornerstone Christian Church in Joplin , Missouri , where he works to help people learn how to live like Jesus, love like Jesus, and look like Jesus—so they carry out the mission of Jesus to the world. He graduated from Ozark Christian College with bachelor’s degrees in both Biblical Literature and Christian Ministry . He has written articles for Lookout Magazine, spoken at various campus ministry events in Missouri , and served overseas in Mbale, Uganda.

Tyler loves cheesy horror films. He is particularly fond of movies like Dawn of the Dead, The Signal, and 28 Days Later, where zombies run wild and threaten to infect an entire town. Connect with Tyler on Facebook.

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My Thoughts:
This is a book that is sure to WAKE YOU UP.  Do you go to church?  If you do, are you awake, are there Zombies in your church, or maybe your a Zombie and don't even know it!  When you read this book you may be in for a surprise and you may see people you know in the characters...a very good read.  No, the author does not believe in zombies in the sense that we all think of, but he does do a great job of explaining what a zombie church is.  Quite interesting.

I enjoyed this book, and found it to be quite interesting, intriguing and thought provoking.

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*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse publishing.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, thank you for this review, it is very encouraging. When I sat down to write Zombie Church I went many sleepless nights working out what was on my heart. Over the course of the work I often wondered to myself: "Am I just crazy? Maybe I am just rocking a boat that doesn't need to be rocked because my brain is just wired funny." It is truly encouraging to know that these ideas are relevant and meaningful to others outside of my little concentric circles. I was concerned that some would not be able to get past the metaphor but I am glad the connections were there and not everyone is getting hung up on it.



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