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What can zombies teach us about the gospel? The hit show The Walking Dead is set in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by mindless zombies. The characters have one goal: survive at all costs. At first glance there doesn't seem to be much the show can teach us about God or ourselves. Or is there?

Author and speaker Danielle Strickland didn't expect to be drawn to a show about zombies, but she was surprised by the spiritual themes the show considers. In The Zombie Gospel she explores the ways that The Walking Dead can help us think about survival, community, consumerism, social justice, and the resurrection life of Jesus. After all, in the gospel God raises up a new humanity - a humanity resuscitated and reanimated by the new life of the Holy Spirit.

Fans of the show will resonate with the book's exploration of spiritual themes, and can follow along with the episode discussion guide included within. And even if you haven't yet encountered The Walking Dead, you may be surprised to find another, greater story within the show's story.

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  • tbrinkley
  • Hesperia, CA, United States
  • 04-29-18

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I cried many times as stories of struggle are connected between The Walking Dead and real stories of tragedy and hope from around the world. The book compares and contrasts human trafficking, drug addiction, the dark side of chocolate, child abuse, consumerism, self-righteousness and ignorance to the characters' struggles and transformation in the wake of the apocalypse of zombies. It boldly states that Jesus Christ is the cure—such a good book.

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The Zombie Gospel

The key developing a new way of seeing is by listening. The end of the world as we know it.