What Can Be Found In Lost?

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What can Christians learn from one of the most popular TV series of all time?

In its first season, LOST averaged 15.5 million viewers per episode. The show features a cast that struggles with the eternal issues of identity, conflict, relationships, and spirituality. Though the show does not have a Christian foundation or theme, there is much believers can learn about social and cultural attitudes and perspectives through its episodes-such as......

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Overview

What can Christians learn from one of the most popular TV series of all time?

In its first season, LOST averaged 15.5 million viewers per episode. The show features a cast that struggles with the eternal issues of identity, conflict, relationships, and spirituality. Though the show does not have a Christian foundation or theme, there is much believers can learn about social and cultural attitudes and perspectives through its episodes-such as...
the selfish bent of human nature the darkness of evil the hunger people have for acceptance and success the realization of our need for God the hope for a positive future
Many of the problems and difficulties of everyday life are captured succinctly in LOST

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Since it debuted in 2004, the ABC drama Losthas sparked intense discussions about its complex themes, some of which are deeply religious. Ankerberg and Burroughs, coauthors of The Da Vinci Code Controversy, write as ardent fans of the series who are intrigued by its mysteries and discussions of faith, miracles, dreams, prayer and God. This is not the book for fans seeking compelling speculation about what will happen in future seasons; section two, which briefly addresses some popular theories, does little more than scratch the surface of other people's musings. And although Ankerberg and Burroughs state at the outset they're "not saying that Lostis a Christian show," their book is primarily concerned with how various plot lines and characters point to the Bible and to Jesus Christ. Sometimes this yields interesting fruit, as when they analyze each Bible verse listed on Eko's Jesus stick, but mostly the effort to pigeonhole the drama for apologetic purposes feels forced. This book will be best enjoyed by evangelical youth groups, who will resonate with its explicitly Christian focus and the "Lost Talk" discussion questions at the end of each chapter. (Dec.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736921213
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

John Ankerberg, host of the award-winning John Ankerberg Show, has three earned degrees: an MA in church history and the philosophy of Christian thought, an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. He has coauthored the 2-million-selling Facts On series of apologetic books, as well as Taking a Stand for the Bible and Israel Under Fire.

Dillon Burroughs is an activist and the author or coauthor of nearly 30 books on issues of faith and culture, including the groundbreaking Undefending Christianity. Dillon has served among at-risk American youth, constructed housing in Mexico's barrios, provided aid relief in Haiti, and was most recently nominated for a CNN Hero award for his efforts to fight human trafficking. His written and edited works have been featured by NPR, MSNBC, ABC News, and other media outlets.

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  • Posted May 17, 2009

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    Have you been Lost?

    What Can Be Found In Lost takes quotes from the popular TV show Lost, plus many other scenes that most people probably don't look into while watching. The authors discusses topics like "God's Existence", "Destiny", and many other topics. With all this there's also scriptures quoted and stats taken of real life topics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2007

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    I only just started watching the show LOST about two months ago (I started watching the first two seasons on DVD and am currently watching the third online) and was captivated by its elements. While watching it, I myself noticed many things that could possibly relate to the Christian life. As a student of Dillon Burroughs, I am interested in his outlook on the show and what it has to offer to the Christians out there who watch LOST. I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves the show, saved or not.

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