Towards the end of Radio Horror we discussed Stant Litore’s Zombie Bible.
We asked the man himself what The Zombie Bible was about and he sent us a letter detailing the book in all its glory. Originally read out on air. We’ve attached the letter below so you can find out for yourself just why you should purchase this great horror short!
It’s time. An aggressive re-imagining of the bible stories you grew up with. And yes, there are zombies.
Do you remember the first time you ever saw a zombie on film? I do. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead in all its black-and-white glory: a whole pack of the dead feasting on that poor girl’s body, tearing off an ear, a chunk of hand, passing around the bits of flesh in unholy communion.
It shocked me, and chilled me to the heart.
I’ve watched a lot of zombie movies since; my wife will tell you that the first time we watched one together, I stowed a wood-axe behind the armchair while the opening credits began to roll. Just in case. Luckily, my date was more amused than terrified, and we got married.
Zombies scare the bejeezus out of me.
I’m going to let you in on a secret. Religion used to be like that. The old stories – they used to shock. Crucifixion is shocking. And horrific. Raising the dead is shocking. Healing lepers, filling an empty lake with fish, fire and brimstone hurtling from the sky, cats and dogs living together, the whole stock-up-on-canned-food-and-pray apocalypse – these are shocking things!
Even the “good news” idea that in the midst of a rapidly decomposing world, we might still live lives of unstoppable hope, focusing (heedless of the cost) on the things that break God’s heart rather than focusing on our own private hungers – that’s a shocking idea, too.
We’ve lost sight of that.
The new fiction series Zombie Bible isn’t your average gore flick reproduced on paper or e-ink. And this isn’t your parents’ Sunday School, or your college bible study. It’s the old stories coming back, with teeth, with their innards spilling out messily before your eyes. Zombie Bible isn’t going to pull any punches. It isn’t going to water down the truth. It isn’t going to look for a PG-13 rating and it definitely isn’t going to tidy anything up with a happy love story at the end.
But over the course of this series, you’re going to see human beings living the bravest lives they can in a world that wants to eat them alive. You’ll see men, women, and children facing impossible choices and fighting to live lives that are about far more than just surviving. I hope that you’ll be shocked. And horrified, as well as inspired, entertained, and maybe even moved.
The Zombie Bible is coming to your local e-bookstore (Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble) and in paperback this fall from Dante’s Heart Publications. The first volume, Death Has Come Up into Our Windows, is available now in its e-book editions.
I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Get ready for this series. Tell your friends about it. Subscribe to this page, or better yet – email me. Let me know you’re out there. Let me know you’re hungry.
See you in Zombieland
Click the following link to purchase Death Has Come Up into Our Windows
You can learn more about the series at his website zombiebible.blogspot.com