Jeff Kinley hits target, if not bulls-eye, with “Christian Zombie Killers Handbook”

“The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook: Slaying the Living Dead Within” is two books in one. Kinley starts off with his fictional world where the zombie strain has been a fact of life going back to the Garden of Eden. Over the course of several “scenes” he gives the story of Ben, his protagonist, and the history of the zombie disease. It’s not a spoiler to let you know that Kinley sticks with most zombie “lore” and only headshots can bring down the shuffling, flesh-craving brain chompers.

Intermixed with the scenes are chapters discussing how man’s sin nature equates to having a zombie inside. As a kid who grew up on Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars and horror movies you would think my favorite part of the book would be the scenes, but that wasn’t so. The chapters are where Kinley really brings it home. Over the course of the book Kinley touches on creation, fall, redemption and the end times, keeping close contact with his zombie theme throughout. I’m far from a new believer, but only over the past few years have I really matured in my faith. I found lots of good … ahem … brain food to devour in Kinley’s chapters.

The scenes seemed, at first, to shuffle along, but by the end had taken on a life of their own. I came to like Ben, his family and co-workers and would love to read more about their world and the exploits of the ZTF, or Zombie Task Force.

When it comes to giving a rating to this book, I’d have to say the scenes rate at 3 stars, of 5, but the chapters are the headshots, taking 5 out of 5.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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