Book Review: “The Christian Zombie Killers Hanbook” by Jeff Kinley


“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved.” — Ephesians 2:4-5

“The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook: Slaying the Living Dead Within” is pretty much two books in one. Kinley starts off with a fictional narrative where a zombie strain has infiltrated human society. Over the course of several ‘episodes’ he unpacks the story of Ben, the protagonist, and the history of the zombie disease.

Intermixed with these ‘episodes’ are chapters discussing how man’s sin nature is personified with having a zombie inside each of us. These chapters are where Kinley does his best work. Over the course of the book Kinley touches on creation, fall, redemption and the end times, while continually tying it back to his zombie theme throughout.

The fictional narrative seemed, at first, to just shuffle along, but by the end had taken on a life it’s own. I came to appreciate Ben, his family and co-workers and I found myself longing to read more about their world and the exploits of the Zombie Task Force.

Kinley takes a strong stance on how broken everyone is. There are definitely strong stated theological concepts communicated throughout the book, but that alone is actually the most refreshing aspect to consider – despite the consequences that proceed our brokeness.

This book is everything the title & awesome cover begs to convey — controversial, disturbing, and full of carnage. If you are not willing to be challenged mentally and/or theologically, then maybe this book isn’t for you, but if you seek to examine what’s consuming you every day, then I encourage you to read Christian Zombie Killers Handbook.

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.”