Saturday, February 18, 2012

To Kill A Zombie

To Kill A Zombie by David Pierce is a book that records one man's journey from the land of the 'living dead' to his restoration of once again living life with zest. David's wife, Chonda, was the first to point out to him that he was no longer fully alive. He was walking, talking, breathing...going through the motions of life, yet a vital spark was missing. This didn't happen overnight, but he had slowly been robbed of joy. Jesus said that the greatest commandment is "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." ~ Luke 10:27 (also found in Matthew 22:36-39 and Mark 12:30-31). David knew that he loved God, but that he had lost his connection with people. This book is filled with a variety of stories: examples of when he was alive, his existence as a zombie, and his ultimate victory in once again being ALIVE!

A blurb on the back of the book says, "This book is for men who feel as if they've lost the energy to enjoy life--and for women who know men feeling dead inside and who want to understand and help those they love. Hmmm, I can't entirely agree with that statement. I am a woman and know all too well what it feels like to be a zombie. This book truly spoke to me and about how disconnected I become from actual relationships with others. It is easy to sink into your own little comfort zone, until you no longer realize that you may still be existing...but not living. These stories are heavy on humor, and were a delight to read. Yet, as David chronicled his return to life, I also found myself being encouraged to begin my own journey. Whether you know someone who has become a zombie, or have suddenly realized that YOU are the zombie, this is a book I recommend. Make your world a Zombie-free zone!!

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