Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Thomas Nelson publishing and their Book Sneeze program I was able to review:
The gospel according to LOST by Chris Seay
I was so excited to get this book in the mail and it was all I could talk about. I am a huge LOST fan. I would almost say I am obsessed with the show. It has intricate plots, amazing character development, and brilliant suspense. There has always been a Pseudo spiritual undercurrent with the show and the book tries to take that one step further by dissecting it for us with the spiritual side as the emphasis.
The chapters are broken up quite brilliantly comparing characters to their flaws or strengths and using it as a model for people around us or our own lives.
It does a ton of recapping of the show in the book. I understand why this was done because many who read this may have never seen the show, but to me it became a flash back episode. It was that episode where you go “oh man I thought it was NEW tonight” and then you turn it off. Sadly 1/2 of this book was just that for me.
Most of the insights into the characters and enlightenment he gives us about the spiritual struggles were really eye opening while others just too obvious.
The artist who painted the icons in the book for each chapter really did a great job and I love the whole atmosphere of the book because of it.
Sadly though this book was a flop for me because 50% of it was recap of a show that I am all too familiar with.
If you have seen the show..its a good read. If you are obsessed with the show probably not. If you have never seen the show. See it and read this book.
I give this one 2 out of 5 stars