The Gospel According to Lost by Chris SeayViewers of LOST recognize the show is full of spiritual connotations at every turn. In our search for deeper understanding, we ask ourselves questions in an attempt to discover the significance of the events. Chris Seay examines the spiritual and personal battles of Losts characters and how to apply the solutions of these struggles to our daily lives. The chapters delve into the character of each of the main Losties and portray a clear examination of the spiritual implications of their struggles. It successfully takes the reader into a deeper examination of each characters journey and the choices they have made. The author provides a fascinating look at the redemption available through Christ. As a fan of LOST, this look at the characters was interesting and enjoyable. It provided both confirmation of current thoughts and stimulation for expanding thoughts on various spiritual parallels in the show. *Disclosure: Thomas Nelson Publishers provided a copy of this book to me as part of their program. I have given an honest review and am disclosing this in accordance with the FTCs 16 CFR, Part 255.
Its hard to not be aware of the buzz revolving around the epic ABC show LOST. Never before have I seen such discussion, wonder, love, hatred, confusion, and excitement over a television series as I have with this show. In his book, The Gospel According To LOST, Chris Seay dissects the vast array of characters and subplots into paths that lead to an entrance into deep spiritual dialogue regarding humanity, depravity, moral conflict, and redemption. This book does not aim to solve anything or answer questions, so dont expect that. What you can expect is a great guide into taking your discussions, debates, and dialogue about LOST into deeper spiritual realms. Rarely do we have a form of secular media that so naturally leads us into these discussion and this book serves as a great tool for getting there.
I really love Jesus, and I love LostThe Gospel According to Lost by Chris Seay is a fun book. April and I hesitantly joined the Lost bandwagon about 1 years ago. Great choice. Weve watched each episode, and smile as time deepens our confusion. In the midst of our wonder, we love the show and cant wait to see what happens next.Seay describes the purpose of the book as not to erase the mystery, but to allow each of us to seek a posture that celebrates the things we do know and to embrace the mystery of things that have yet to unfold. He does this well.To show the connection of Lost and the Gospel, Seay points out references to faith, philosophy, history, literature, and relationships from the plot thick program. He also shares lessons from our faith that perhaps the writers never intended. Most chapters serve as a character study, highlighting the ways faith, doubt, fear, pain, guilt, insecurity, and history are seen in a certain Lost character. I enjoy the over coffee (or sushi) conversational style of the book. He writes things I can hear him say, such as, If you didnt cry in season fours episode The Constant, something is wrong with you; you were either distracted or, worse; it is possible you have no soul.Seay uses humor, insights, a love for Jesus, a respect for elements of pop culture and obvious passion for the program to craft the book. If youre a Lost fan, I recommend the book as a fun read. Also, The Gospel According to Lost could be a great eye opening gift to Lost fans who may not be on your faith journey. Disclosure: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Ok I admit it, up until recently I never really understood or followed the TV show lost on ABC. However many friends and coworkers could not get enough of the mysterious show which generally leaves you with more questions than answers each week.Recently I had the privledge of reading Chris Sealy's book the gospel according to Lost. After merely reading the publishers synopisis I was inspired to seek out the first season of lost on DVD and begin the journey that many Lost fans have been on for a few seasons now.The parrellels and symbolism explained with respect to the gods word encourages you to use lost as a Mechanism to share your faith as well as see normal everyday things and events as events to share God's word. From the beginning I was challenged. Following lost, you become connected and drawn toward a cast of strangers who were compossed of a surgeon with addiction problems, a murderer, a con man, a junkie, a lottery winner and an Iraqi soldier. The book expands on each character. It challenged me to consider the people whom I surround myself. None of them would beaccepted qs characters on lost. It encouraged me to expand my circle of friends to allow "the others" in.One word of warning if you are a few seasons behind there may be a few secrets revealed in this book. You may want to finish wathomg season 5 before reading this book.
The Gospel According to Lost by Chris SeaySo, I had a hard time getting through this book. Maybe it was because I've only watched the first season of Lost.When I ordered this book, though I knew it was pertaining to Lost, I didn't actually think it would be about it. At least, not in such great detail. I thought maybe the author would talking about how until we find Christ, we are all in a sense lost.The book goes to great detail to show and explain how each character is similar to characters in the Bible.While sometimes that was very interesting, usually it just seemed long and unnecessary.Perhaps it would have been better if I had watched more of the show. Maybe not. The book had it's strong points though. Where the actual story lacked, good writing made up for it.Here's one of my favorite quotes: "Our eyes are not meant to see what lies in every shadowed corner, but to blindly, faithfully, and thrillingly take steps toward an unforeseen ending."One of the chapters talks about Jin Kwan's father. I had watched enough to know what the author was describing. He was talking about to scene were Jin goes back to his father and explains everything. He apologizes for being something he had become. After that, the author talks about our Father's unfailing love and forgiveness. I liked that chapter. Props.While I didn't understand or enjoy the majority of the book, it stills has good lessons in it. So if you have a day off and nothing to do, pick it up. You might learn something.