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Are You a Christian Monster?

Author Available for Interviews to Discuss How to Stop Being a Monster and Become Truly Human—the Way Christ Intended

 

WHAT:             What does a transformed life actually look like? That’s the question Matt Mikalatos tackles in his new novel Night of the Living Dead Christian.

 

                        While Christians claim to experience Christ’s resurrection power, we sometimes act like werewolves who can’t control our base desires; or zombies, experiencing a resurrection that is 90 percent shambling death and 10 percent life; or vampires, satiating ourselves at the expense of others. But through it all we are longing to stop being monsters and become truly human—the way Christ intended.

Matt is available for interviews to discuss this             spiritual allegory. Suggested interview topics include:

·         The monstrous underpinnings of human nature and how they prevent us from being truly human

·         Christian underpinnings of vampires, zombies and werewolves

·         Spirituality of monster fiction and movies

·         Halloween vs. Harvest festivals

·         Struggle for spiritual transformation – are you a Christian if you “pray a prayer” and nothing changes in your life?

·         Christian attitudes toward Halloween

 

WHO:              Matt Mikalatos received his BA in writing from the University of California Riverside. Like many future world leaders, he began his career as a clerk at a comic book store. Having discovered that such work caused women to shun him, Matt took control of a high school classroom and taught American literature and drama (although he was best known for his riotous “study halls”). Then Matt, in an unexpected move, joined Campus Crusade for Christ. In a moment of weakness, his best friend, Krista, agreed to marry him. He and Krista were briefly expatriated by Crusade to East Asia, where they ministered for three years. Now back in the States, Matt provides leadership to the international ministries of Crusade’s northwest region. Matt has published articles in Discipleship Journal, The Wittenburg Door, and Coach’s Midnight Diner. He and his wife live near Portland, Oregon with their three beautiful daughters. Visit him at www.mikalatos.com.

 

WHEN:            Matt is available for interviews during October through November 2011 (and potentially beyond).

 

To schedule an interview, contact Christy Stroud at christystroud@tyndale.com or 630.784.5389.