Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Gospel According to LOST

The Gospel According to LOST by Chris Seay
I truly loved this book. In this book, Chris Seay delves into the mysteries that surround LOST, and connects it and its main characters to Scripture. As anyone who has seen the series knows, Lost is truly more than just a television show. It is a drama about a group of crash survivors on an island, yes, but it also contains rich layers of symbolism and theories. It has created a culture in itself, connecting people of all races and backgrounds.
In The Gospel According to LOST Chris Seay takes many of the main characters, and names them the patron saints of certain areas, e.g., Jack Shephard: Patron Saint of Wounded Healers. He dissects the characters, discussing many events from the show, their relevance to the story as a whole and the mysteries surrounding each one. He also discusses the character arcs that each one follows as the five seasons of the show have unfolded.
This book is a great book for anyone who enjoys Lost, especially for Christians and students of the Bible. Each character that is covered is not only dealt with in the context of the show and the island, but also in a Biblical context. Through this we can see ourselves in each one, giving us the hope that though we are (possibly) as flawed as this ragged band of castaways and Others, we, too, can be saved. Also included with this book are portraits of those Seay names patron saints, which themselves are worth the price of the book. As we wait anxiously for the final season of Lost, this book is a great companion.
Disclosure of materials connection: In return for this review, I have been given a copy of the book by the publisher.

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