This is a clever retelling of parts of the book of prophet Jeremiah with the undead acting as the result of depravity in Jerusalem during the reign of..Show More » King Zedekiah (before the Babylonian exile). The justice theology is spot on with some (obviously) free literary embellishments included for narrative purposes (for example, God in the story is cast as feminine, which according to the author's website is to reflect the shekinah -- i.e., the feminine presence of God beyond the Temple veil).
If you're looking for a traditional rough and tumble zombie adventure, then you may be disappointed because zombies are not the main focus of this novel. If you'd like to listen to a tragic religious story with some good horror thrown in and delivered by an excellent narrator, then you should find this book delightful like I did.
Most zombie books involve unprecedented apocalyptic outbreaks, and take place in the here and now. This limits what the author can do with the zombie..Show More » theme. However, Mr. Litore has done something few other authors have done. He has treated zombie outbreaks in a historical manner. He treats zombie outbreaks in much the same way we treat the periodic flu epidemics that happen every year. They are an accepted part of daily life, sometimes insignificant, sometimes devastating. The Zombie bible focuses on the effects zombies would have on the people and events of biblical times. This series is very well-written, and refreshing to the zombie fan who has read so many zombie apocalypse books. It is a new take on zombies, which allows for much greater variety in characters and events.