[What follows is a guest post by Tom Bartley, pastor of Crooked Creek Baptist Church in Indianapolis, reviewing the book Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn by Clay Morgan]
What can you say about a book that tackles a subject that is a subject of so much conjecture and fear? On one level we think of the undead such as zombies and vampires as objects of fantasy or Hollywood movies, but Clay Morgan reminds us of the elements of truth in these fascinating creatures that move and walk in the real world. For the realm of the undead is not as separate from reality as we would like to believe.
By examining the stories of the dead raised to life in Scriptures, Morgan tackles one of the toughest subjects for human beings to consider – their own mortality. In one way, it is a bit odd to take what is almost a whimsical approach to such a macabre subject, but Morgan reveals that this subject is much more about life than it is about death. And life – and living it to its fullest – is really what this book is about.