The Gospel According to Breaking Bad

  • by Blake Atwood
  • Narrated by Alex Hyde-White
  • 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan wants to believe that heaven exists, but he "can't not" believe there's a hell.
Throughout this fascinating show depicting the shocking life and tragic times of Walter White, Gilligan offers his singular glimpse into a morally amoral universe, a place not unlike the world we live in.
The Gospel According to Breaking Bad takes a thoroughly Christian look at AMC's popular and critical TV hit.
Covering such weighty theological issues like identity, death, justice, power, fate, free will, and the gospel itself, listeners will be coerced into thinking more deeply about the universal questions Breaking Bad asks. In sections covering the colors and metaphors of Breaking Bad, fans will also come to a further appreciation for one of the most well-done TV series in recent history.
More than just an entertaining RV ride through the Albuquerque desert, Breaking Bad presents two unique characters, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, each on notably different trajectories in their lives.
Are either redeemed by series' end? What do our reactions to their stories tell us about ourselves?
The Gospel According to Breaking Bad seeks to tell the old, old story through one of the most visceral and alluring stories of the present.

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Great story

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I listened to this book awhile back but I hadn't really watched breaking bad. I recently watched the series and had to come back and give this book a review. This book answers all the questions we ever had about breaking bad. Loved the way it was narrated Alex Hyde-White is my favorite by far. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who loves breaking bad as I do now.

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- uvelta

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Would you consider the audio edition of The Gospel According to Breaking Bad to be better than the print version?

I had the pleasure of listening through this book without having watched a full episode of Breaking Bad. One thing the listener must take into account is the author's perspective to use this television show as a lens through which to observe the human condition and relate biblical truths and expound on why we "break bad" and if there is any hope for us.

While the pacing and the writing could have been a bit terser, the author's research into the show's creator's intentions and influences as well as his analysis of the characters made the show seem that much more worthwhile to me as well as served as a reminder that it is important to analyze the media we consume instead of just watching with our minds turned off, which is especially prescient for discerning viewers and Christians alike.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gospel According to Breaking Bad?

The actual testimony of a drug dealer that the author was able to retain.


Any additional comments?

Some of the concepts and themes are repeated so a shortened future edition could have the same punch and content.

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- Obinna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-18-2014
  • Publisher: Blake Atwood