|About the Book|
A Biblically-based examination of our Christian faith. Using the picture of zombies in Hollywood, the author illustrates our need to die to our flesh daily. This book is a look into one of the hardest battles that Christians face today. In an ageMoreA Biblically-based examination of our Christian faith. Using the picture of zombies in Hollywood, the author illustrates our need to die to our flesh daily. This book is a look into one of the hardest battles that Christians face today. In an age where our societies are in moral decay and the accepted norm comes from a perverse culture, it is our duty as believers in the One and Only Sovereign Lord, Jesus Christ, to stand and boldly declare His truth. This declaration is not one that can only be made from the pulpits of our churches or from the mass evangelistic crusades around the world- it must be shouted from the life we live everyday–the life that we live in front of our families, friends, and neighbors.This whole book began as a result of watching TV. Kind of crazy, huh? I figure that if God can speak through a donkey, surely He can speak through modern technology, right? My wife Serena and I were watching an episode of the hospital drama House. We dont usually watch much TV- but it was late, and we just wanted to chill out before we headed to bed. We used to be avid TV watchers but had curbed much of it. We hadnt watched House for over a year, but this night we did. If you have ever watched House, you know that Dr. Greg House is by far the most cynical, egotistical, sarcastic doctor you never hoped to meet. But, he is, most of the time, right! This night he made a statement that I couldnt shake. In a conversation with another doctor, in response to why this certain patient would be happy being a doormat for her boss, he said, Almost dying changes nothing- dying changes everything!At that very moment, I heard a battle cry from the recesses of my spirit! Something deep inside had just received the very breath of God to ignite a fire inside me that refuses to be quenched. As strange as it may seem, God spoke through the medium of television to spark my spirit to life. In those few words, I began to experience the beginning of the end of me. At least, the end of who I thought I was, because who I thought I was and the person that the Father had always intended for me to be were not the same being. The person that I was had always had a zombie. The man He was re-birthing inside of this earthen body would be one that is, and continues to be, filled with the destiny and purposes of God driving him.Spiritually speaking, almost dying really does change nothing. Coming close to death will give you a brief appreciation for the life you have, but you will inevitably slip back into the old ways of your life. Almost dying is the way we make our feeble attempts to control the zombie. We seem to think that if we perform enough random acts of kindness we can offset the evil deeds we did in the years prior. However, the zombie will not go quietly. He does not want to be controlled. The zombie’s only thought from the moment you wake is to destroy everything with which you come in contact. The zombie desires to make more like itself. Misery loves company.On the other hand, actually dying will give you the lasting drive to effect lasting change in your way of life. With the zombie dead, you will be able to function and live in the purpose for which you were created. The day that you finally do slay your zombie for the first time, you will experience a freedom you have never known. Once you have tasted freedom, you will be hard pressed to go back into the bondage of being attached at the hip to your zombie.