Thursday, October 6, 2011

Zombies Among Us

Let me just be honest. I signed up for this blog tour not really thinking this was going to be the best read ever. I couldn't have been more WRONG!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK! I want to quote the whole thing! Author, Tyler Edwards is a gifted writer who explains things without all those big words that you have to be in deep thought about. He's very creative with the delivery of this very important information. I really enjoyed "Zombie Church" so much!
The first thing I found out was the church I am a member of just so happens to be alive. I am proud to say that we are not a "zombie church." Even though our church as a whole is not dead, there are still "zombies" that may dwell in this group of believers.  I have been guilty of it myself in the past.

Chapter 2 in this book makes me think of the new Casting Crowns song "Courageous."

 Some of the lyrics:
The only way we'll ever stand
Is on our knees with lifted hands
Make us courageous
Lord, make us courageous  

We will reignite the passion

That we buried deep inside
May the watchers become warriors
Let the men of god arise

We were made to be courageous

And we're taking back the fight
We were made to be courageous
And it starts with us tonight 

A passage from chapter 2, Mr. Edwards writes:
"To truly live we must face God's expectations of faith and courage regardless of personal consequences." 

Tyler Edwards reminds me of one of our own fellowship pastors in some of the sections I read in this book. Our church has a vision and a purpose and we all get to be a part of that. It is to spread the Gospel to everyone we meet. We have churches all over the world. We, the church members, had a part in that. All of us who dedicate our time and efforts for the things of God. Your church can be alive again! Yes, there is hope!

This book will definitely open your eyes.  Whether, you're the zombie or you belong to a fellowship of zombies. There is a transformation process that the author talks about. You don't turn into a zombie over night. It pretty much boils down to inactivity in every aspect of your walk with Christ. Laziness is one contributor. There is a lot of self reflection and thought provoking things going on in this book. I can go on and on, but I recommend you get this book and read it for yourself. This book really gets back to the basics of serving Christ and living like Jesus wants us to. Things we know, but need to put into action. VERY GOOD BOOK!!!  You can purchase your very own copy of this book at

The publisher is sponsoring a $50 giveaway open to you, my blog readers. 
About the Giveaway!

To enter all you have to do is send a tweet (using @litfuse) about Zombie Church  or share about it on Facebook!  If you tweet they'll capture your entry when you use @litfuse. If you share it on Facebook or your blog, just email litfuse and let them know ( Easy. 

Tyler Edwards is the lead pastor at Cornerstone Christian Church in Joplin, Missouri, where he works to help people learn how to live like Jesus, love like Jesus, and look like Jesus—so they carry out the mission of Jesus to the world. He graduated from Ozark Christian College with bachelor’s degrees in both Biblical Literature and Christian Ministry. He has written articles for Lookout Magazine, spoken at various campus ministry events in Missouri, and served overseas in Mbale, Uganda.

Tyler loves cheesy horror films. He is particularly fond of movies like Dawn of the DeadThe Signal, and 28 Days Later, where zombies run wild and threaten to infect an entire town. Connect with Tyler on Facebook.

I received this book from Litfuse for being part of the blog tour.  About the Author info was also received from Litfuse.

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