This book is an interesting mix of horror fiction along with a self-help tutorial persuading you to identify and slay the inner-demon within you. The book is divided into twelve sessions and chapters. The author, Jeff Kinley, is the founder of Main Thing Ministries. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of Arkansas. His mission is to evangelize and reach teens through Main Thing Ministries which intends to keep teenagers focused on keeping Jesus Christ at the center of their lives.
Now back to the book. If you want to skip the horror fiction portion of this book, read the chapters and skip the ‘sessions’. The story was engaging however; surprising me since I generally don’t enjoy horror books. In fact the last horror book I’ve read was Dracula by Bram Stoker. Parts of the story made me laugh, such as when a co-worker of the main character, Ben, replied: “That really adds to the moment, you have such a gift.” This comment was in response to Kyle (another coworker) announcing he had to go to the bathroom after Ben’s bouquet of flowers for his girlfriend and his’ six month anniversary.
The main focus of the book is dealing with your inner zombie. It is that part of the human nature that rebels against God and intends on doing only that which is self indulging, self seeking and self satisfying. Kinley gives examples from personal life as well as from Scripture on how best to quell our ‘old man’ and put on the ‘new man’. One of my favorite quotes from the book is “Someone has described religion as ‘man’s attempt to reach God’”. How interesting and true for today’s lackadaisical Christian mindset.
All-in-all it is an interesting mix, not one that I’d normally read but interesting none the less. I’d recommend this book only if your already interested in zombies, and more particularly if your interested in eradicating that smudged part of your spirit that was tainted the day Adam fell.