The Gospel According to Star Trek is an unprecedented five-book series that will examine each iteration of Star Trek in conversation with a Christian worldview. In this series, author and speaker Kevin C. Neece explores how Star Trek's vision of humanity both reflects and informs a Christian perspective, showing glimmers of the gospel and helping viewers become better humans.
In The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew, you’ll discover how the continuing voyages of Kirk and company aboard the Enterprise—from the Original Series to Star Trek Beyond—tell us more about our human quest for God than you ever imagined. You’ll learn how Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s own spiritual quest has informed the franchise, what he and the series really have to say about God and religion, and the amazing image of Christ contained in Star Trek’s most popular character.
You’ll also see how Star Trek can help us recover a deeper, more fully human gospel that embraces our humanity instead of denigrating it and echoes the call of both Spock and Christ:
“Live Long and Prosper!”
". . . you’ll find plenty of new insights into 'the human adventure' amid the dots that Kevin C. Neece connects . . . to coin a word,
fascinating . . . something to intrigue everyone."
Author, Stellar Cartography; Founder, Trekland's Portal 47
"Trekkies need to read Kevin C. Neece’s penetrating and winsome study on Gene Roddenberry and his Star Trek series.They will be challenged and pleasantly encouraged."
Professor of Systematic Theology,
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
"Kevin C. Neece reveals the innumerable ways Star Trek parallels the Christian Story of love, sacrifice, peace, and justice.
. . . a refreshing reminder that God is everywhere—that if we seek him, we will find him."
Editor in Chief, ThinkingThroughChristianity.com
"If you thought there was little Christians could learn from Star Trek, Kevin C. Neece will show you another way, into a rich theological frontier in the Star Trek universe."
Associate Professor of Theology, Wheaton College
"Star Trek may or may not have been 'Christian,' but it was highly spiritual. Star Trek and religion ask many of the same questions. Star Trek themes . . . are also the main tenets of Christianity."
Actress, Star Trek Episode, "Mirror, Mirror,"
role of Marlena Moreau
"You hold in your hands a treasure. So don't read this endorsement; instead, read this book, which we are
fortunate to have."
Distinguished Professor, Dallas Baptist University;
Author, Worldview: The History of a Concept