The Gospel According to Lost book review

Our The Gospel According to Lost review is an analysis of this intriguing book written by Chris Seay in 2009, directed to the fans of the famous TV show.

The Gospel According to Lost ReviewThomas Nelson published the book in 2009. The publishers were gracious enough to grant me a copy for reviewing within the Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers Program.

The Gospel According to Lost tells us the tale of the central figures of the TV show, “Lost,” giving a fast refresh on some passages and examining the actions of our characters. It attempts to demonstrate why they behave like that, through association and parallels with biblical figures and Bible annals.

The writer examines Jack Shephard, Sayid Jarrah, Kate Austen, Hugo Hurley Reyes, James “Sawyer” Ford, John Locke, Eko, Sun-Hwa and Jin-Soo-Kwan, Benjamin Linus and Jacob.

The analogy with their equivalent counterpart interpretation of the characters’ personality in the Bible is a magnificent job by the author, Chris Seay.

He inspires the reader into questioning, meditating, discussing, debating and exploring the power of the unknown.

The writer shows us the care taken by the producers of the show into shaping the nature of the characters on the program.

The Gospel According to Lost teaches us that nobody is above redemption and that we have liberty to decide within good and evil.

Theology could have been explored a bit deeper by the author, but this work is an amazing reading option for the enthusiasts of the production and also a possibility for reflection by the reader.

Pages: 195

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An intriguing book relating the famous TV show to the Bible.

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4 thoughts on “The Gospel According to Lost book review

  • 2016-05-28 at 9:06 am

    Hi Roberto,
    When Lost first started, I loved that show and was intrigued by many of the mysteries within the plot. I was a little disappointed by the ending of the show, and I think a lot of other people were as well.
    I never thought that there would be references from the Gospels in the show. Very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing this and keep up the good work!

    • 2016-05-28 at 10:03 am

      Hello, Ian,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment and kind words.

      I did not like the ending either, but I think most high impact long lasting shows have that same problem. Don’ you think?

      Besides, we all want them to never end. haha. So…

      I think J. J. Abrahams is a highly educated guy, especially from cinema and TV. You can see obvious and subtle references all over his work.


  • 2017-02-24 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks for your review about this book. It’s amazing how Christianism is dug deep in almost every cultural manisfestation of Western society. I was a big fan of Lost when it aired and was able to figure out many of it’s references, but never noticed the Christian influence. Great review! Thanks for the adivice. I’m going to read this book.

    Best regards.

    • 2017-03-08 at 3:48 pm

      Hello, there,

      Thanks for sharing your opinion. Cheers!


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