What The Book of Eli Tells Us About Religion


The Book of Eli is screenwriter, Gary Whitta’s, take on a western samurai film. Many have taken explicity pro-Christian themes from the film, but is it that simple?

Thirty years after war turned the world into a wasteland, a lone warrior named Eli (Denzel Washington) marches across the ruined landscape, carrying hope for humanity’s redemption. Only one other man (Gary Oldman) understands the power of what Eli carries, and he is determined to take it for himself. Though Eli prefers peace, he will risk death to protect his precious cargo, for he must fulfill his destiny to help restore mankind.

The Book of Eli – The Lost Tales: Billy

A motion comic companion piece to The Book of Eli, “Billy” tells the backstory of the film’s antagonist and his rise to power.


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