Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Revision of LOST by Chris Seay

The tide rises,
the day returns,
but nevermore,
returns the traveler to the shore,
And the tide rises,
the tide falls.
                                                                                          - Long Fellow

I love the television series Lost. Lost offers twisting plots; Lost also offers well formed characters, and interesting links into philosophy.   The tale offers a good study on the effect of the Gospel on the LOST sheep amongst hungry wolves

I read this book as if I was hunting for emergent(s) amongst the Cloud Monsters that inhabit the Island.  Chris Seay struggles with the gospel and often barely grasps it; because the gospel is weak it undermines the usefulness of the book.   Chris does do a good job on bringing in philosophical ideas that are not Christian.   This book is a good view into the Emergent World that Chris inhabits.  Seay has an ability to grab readers, and he knows his audience (between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five).   .  Chris shows the probing question on Lost is: "What does it means to build up a culture from the ground up?"

Also now we see the comparison of the Children of Light and the Children of Darkness; and the battle that is being waged for the balance of the Island.  I hope Chris writes a revised edition with all that is learned in LOST the final season.   The book would need at least a couple more chapters.  

 I would recommend this book to Christians who want to hold LOST parties, but I would have reservations because of a translucent Gospel.

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