Growing up, I fondly remember sleepovers at my friend Patrick’s house, munching Doritos and having fart contests while watching scary black-and-white movies on his basement TV.
I’m not even sure why, but the only one of those old flicks I remember was a B movie from 1958 called Giant from the Unknown. I think it was my first exposure to a movie character actually coming back from the dead.
Zombies weren’t as much a part of mainstream culture back then as they are today, but throughout history it seems we as humans have carried a fascination with death, dying, and the possibilty of coming back from the dead.
Today you don’t have to look very far to find stories of zombies or vampires - the “undead”. What is it about the undead that fascinates us so much? What can we learn about ourselves from this fascination?
What if we have actually been created with eternity in mind? What if physical death is not necessarily the end after all? Where can we discover this hope of becoming spiritually Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn?
I’ve been a fan of author Clay Morgan for years, following his infectious enthusiasm for pop culture, history and education. He combines the three masterfully here in his first book, Undead.
Morgan takes us on a journey through the world of the undead, from fictional pop culture to actual events documented in scripture. He sheds light on several Biblical stories where people have been brought back from the dead.
With an unexpected, healthy dose of humor throughout and undeniable passion, Morgan shows us that, like those many Biblical characters were physically called back from death to life, so we are called by God out of our spiritual death to new life. A very encouraging and entertaining read!
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This book was bought with my own hard-earned cash. It was not a freebie, so I felt no obligation to endorse it. I was not required to write a positive review. As a rule I only post reviews of books that I enjoy, and that I feel will be beneficial to my readers. The opinions I have expressed are my own.