Author Publishes Book That Uses Zelda As A Means To Discover Christianity

By Patrick Molloy on January 2, 2012, 3:15PM EDT

The new book by author Jonny Walls seeks to expose non-Christian gamers to the concepts of the Christian religion, and non-gamer Christians to one of the best video games of all time.

It seems as though Walls isn't looking to convince anyone that Zelda is a retelling of Christian theology, which was my first assumption, but rather an attempt to bring together two worlds that don't normally get along, religion and video games. Walls is clearly a fan of Zelda saying in an interview with Gray Matter Books, "The Legend of Zelda is the Beatles of video games. I wasn't just playing a game "“ I was living out an ancient mythology... discovering lost lands, solving riddles, avoiding traps and wiping out evil. I had no idea a game was capable of such potency."

It's an odd premise for a book, but Walls seems determined to alleviate some of the stigma that Christian leaders tend to associate with video games.

Source: Destructoid

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