This book, Night of the Living Dead Christian, was another zany allegory where he used monsters to look at the idea of personal transformation. He tackled questions like:
Why do Christians claim to be different, but then don't live much differently?
How can someone's sin nature be truly changed?
Are we all monsters?
There were more than one laugh-out-loud moments in this book: "This is the worst secret lair ever." But the topic itself (and the allegory the author chooses to illustrate it) make Night of the Living Dead Christian more intense and darker than Imaginary Jesus. I'd still highly recommend it, but know what you're getting into: there are some intense parts.
2013 Personal Impact Ranking:
- T4T by Steve Smith
- What Jesus Started by Steve Addison*
- Saving for Retirement by Gail MarksJarvis*
- What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp*
- Stop Stealing Dreams by Seth Godin*
- How and When to Tell Your Kids about Sex by Stan and Brenna Jones*
- Night of the Living Dead Christian by Matt Mikalatos
- Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power by Richard Carwardine
- Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg*
- The Longview by Roger Parrott*
*I own this one and you'd be welcome to borrow it.