Pop a red pill and journey with the authors down the rabbit hole to the burgeoning world of Matrix spirituality. Ever since Neo first discovered his true identity in the now-famous 1999 sleeper hit, fans, critics and philosophers have gone over every celluloid inch of "The Matrix" to pick out its intellectual themes. And, like any pop culture phenomenon worth its salt, the film managed to be all things to all people, claimed by Christians as an allegory of resurrection and by Buddhists as a metaphor of awakening. Seay and Garrett are primarily concerned with the movie's Christian themes-Neo as the Christ; Morpheus as the John the Baptist figure who prepares the way; and Trinity as "the female face of God." (That's not the only thing that may cause more conservative Christians to put on Agent Smith faces; elsewhere, the authors very thoughtfully entertain the idea that the Matrix that is oppressing people in our own society may well be organized religion.) The authors are clearly diehard fans (Seay even named one of his children Trinity!), but the book is far more than an extended fan fawn; it is quite intelligent and substantive, as well as engagingly written. The final two chapters (not seen by PW) will discuss developments in the second installment in the Matrix trilogy.
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This book is a fun, interesting look at themes in the Matrix films from a Christian point of view. The authors never claim to know the true meaning of the film triology but offer... Read morePublished on Dec 5 2003 by Stephen T. Wynkoop
this is an amzing book , written by an amzing guy. I COMPLETELY RECOMEND THIS BOOK. I know chris and he has written a great book. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by "psc_z3_"
If you are new to Christianity or are exploring spirituality I highly recommend this book to you. For Christians, Chris Seay has done a masterful job contextualizing the Gospel in... Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003 by Jeff Gang
This book really deserves two and a half stars. I give the authors credit for their more liberal slants on traditional christianity. Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2003 by hominuslupus
It is so refreshing to see a Christian write about the culture without criticizing everything that doesn't overtly preach Jesus. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2003 by Micah McCarty
Chris does a good job of walking readers through the the small details of the film and making the connection with gospel of Jesus Christ. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2003 by "cwcamp"
Chris Seay and Greg Garrett do a great job exploring spirituality in the Matrix films. However, what struck me most was that the authors did not solely focus on the "Christian"... Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2003 by Joey Tulino
Chris Seay and Greg Garrett have done an excellent job of looking at the spirtual side of The Matrix and have taken us with them down the rabbit hole. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2003 by N. Howard