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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
April 23rd, 2014 by Joel Watts

In the (e)Mail from @KregelBooks: Zombie Church

From Kregel,

There are Zombies among us

Liars. Hypocrites. Men, women, and children who attend church because it’s what they are supposed to do. Just going through the motions. These are the undead–people who are disconnected from the Spirit of God–who are spreading a virus of passivity, or worse. No one is completely immune.

Zombies can live. But they will have to fight. Fight for their lives.

zombie churchIn this challenging, culturally relevant book, Tyler Edwards spotlights the very real but often ignored lackluster attitude of today’s believers. An attitude that can infect an entire church. Using examples from popular zombie movies, Edwards will help you recognize the symptoms and show what you can do to awaken the undead. Your mission is to take life to a dying world by demonstrating what it means to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30 niv).

The bride of Christ isn’t dead. But she is terribly sick. Zombie Church offers the keys to survival.

Tyler Edwards graduated from Ozark Christian College in Missouri and is now the senior pastor at Cornerstone Christian Church. He speaks at various campus ministry events and has served overseas. This is his first book.

Expect a review soon…

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

Comments

3 Responses to “In the (e)Mail from @KregelBooks: Zombie Church”
  1. Know More Than I Should says

    Christianity has been marketed as a commodity. Not surprisingly, therefore, church members have become consumers. Denominations are merely brand names. Because of unfavorable consumer reviews, some carry more baggage than others. Meanwhile, God seems less than interested in a product recalls of defective units.

  2. Actually, I look forward to the review.
    1. Please include whether the author believes in inerrancy, since this is a major issue for me.
    2. Then, in light of the statement, ” Men, women, and children who attend church because it’s what they are supposed to do. Just going through the motions”…
    So, what’s so bad about that? Instead of zombies, are the church goers suppose to be fanatics?
    3. Finally, has the author actually seen zombie movies? It fits in with the lukewarm post. I don’t see anything wrong with lukewarm. Zombies are on one extreme, fanatical evangelical fundamentalists are on the other extreme. I prefer to be lukewarm, like the three bears, not too big, not too small, but just right.

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