When I was a child, I understood things as a child. That means, of course, that I spent much of my formative years reading comic books. The aforementioned literary category suffers from an obvious misnomer, for the genre is rarely comedic. The exploits of Conan the Barbarian, Sgt. Rock, and Spiderman often deal with complex characters and serious social issues. Although comic books are filled with fantasy and fiction, they have a remarkable ability to accentuate truth.
Tyndale House Publishers has recently released a new Bible storybook that uses comic graphics to illustrate the story of redemption. Starting with creation and proceeding through the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament, The Epic Bible is a literary journey, vibrantly illustrated by DC and Marvel comics artists. All the major stories of the Bible are covered, including the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
The Epic Bible will be enjoyed by readers of all ages, but it will primarily appeal to young boys. It is filled with cool art, faithful heroes, tragic villains, and accurate portrayals of the Biblical events which comprise the ancient story of salvation history – the greatest story ever told. And it is, therefore, aptly named.
-Darrel Holcombe, Owner
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