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