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The Zombie Gospel : The Walking Dead and What it Means to Be Human
Author: Danielle Strickland
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.
Related Product: 9780830843893
Publication Date: 20171003
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Subject: ART057000-ART / Film & Video,REL012110-RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues,HUM020000 -HUMOR / Topic / Celebrity & Popular Culture
About The Author:
Danielle J. Strickland serves the Salvation Army in Los Angeles as the western territorial social justice secretary. Her books include Just Imagine: the Social Justice Agenda, The Liberating Truth: How Jesus Empowers Women, Boundless: Living Life in Overflow, and A Beautiful Mess: How God Recreates Our Lives. Originally from Canada, Danielle has spent over twenty years serving the marginalized, bringing hope to those caught up in addictions and prostitution in back alleys, and exerting her influence in the halls of government to see laws changed and practices transformed so that people aren't trafficked and children aren't enslaved. She is also an ambassador for Stop the Traffik (a global anti-human trafficking campaign) and Compassion International. Danielle is passionately committed to seeing God's Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. She is married and is the mother of three boys.