In its first season alone, the hit TV series LOST averaged 15.5 million viewers per episode. Though this prime-time thriller does not hold to a Christian foundation through its thematic interplay, there is plenty that followers of Jesus can indentify with in its social and cultural perspectives. The show features a complex cast of characters who struggle with the eternal issues of identity, conflict, relationships, and spirituality.
As many of the difficulties of everyday life are captured succinctly in LOST, the show becomes a useful "point of reference" tool for understanding the differing viewpoints people hold regarding issues of a spiritual nature. John Ankerberg and Dillon Burroughs in What Can Be Found in LOST offer practical suggestions for Christians who desire to talk effectively to others about the various themes of the hit TV series.