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The Action Bible Hardcover – September 1, 2010
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The Action Storybook Bible
The Action Storybook Bible invites families with children ages 8 and under explore God’s redemptive story together and serves as a great entry point into the world of The Action Bible.
The Action Bible
Here’s the most complete picture Bible ever! And it features a captivating, up-to-date artwork style—making it the perfect Bible for today’s visually focused culture.
The Action Bible Study Bible ESV
What do you get when you combine the trusted English Standard Version with illustrations from Marvel comic artist Sergio Cariello? An amazing study Bible that brings God's Word to life for kids and teens.
|The Action Storybook Bible||The Action Bible||The Action Bible Study Bible ESV|
|Age Range||Ages 4 - 8||Ages 9 - 12||Ages 9 and Up|
|Pages||256 Pages||752 Pages||1,248 Pages|
|Interior Style||Larger Images with Single Text Block||Graphic Novel with Comic-Style Text||Full ESV Text Bible with Study Bible Features|
|Number of Stories||15 Key Episodes, each with several stories||215 Fast-Paced Narratives||Full Text Bible|
|Other Cool Features||Life, Faith, Action! Section; Heroes Hall of Fame Visual Index; Visual Sound Effects||Chronological story order for easier understanding||Ancient Archives; Experience the Drama; What About This?; Unlock It!; Guess It!; Activate; Book Introductions; Maps; A Dictionary and More|
About the Author
Sergio Cariello was born in Brazil in 1964 and started drawing as soon as could hold a pencil. At the age of five, he already knew that he wanted to be a cartoonist. And so did everyone else--he drew on church bulletins, napkins, and every surface wtihin his reach. He currently resides in Holiday, Florida.
Sergio has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. He attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art as well as the Word of Life Bible Institute in upstate New York.
In February, 2006, he was contacted by David C. Cook to gauge his interest in a new project; completely re-illustrating Cook's classic Picture Bible. What David C. Cook couldn't know is that Sergio had grown up in Brazil with a Portuguese translation of that very same Picture Bible. He was reading the Picture Bible before he learned to ride a bike! Even though he knew as a kid that he wanted to be a comic artist, he never would have dreamed that he would one day get to work on the Picture Bible itself!
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So, just remember, this isn't just for kids but all people... from young to old. I guarantee you won't regret it.
📍 Are there enough stories? Incredible number of stories (over 200)--this thing is THICK and solid. I'm surprised this isn't a $50-70 book.
📍 Message content: Is it accurate? I liken this Bible to "The Message," in that it's a paraphrase. Really I am ashamed there are some who claim this Bible "isn't detailed" enough or doesn't represent the Bible... that's because it's not the Bible. Similar to the Sistine Chapel, it explains Biblical truths in an engaging, dramatic, and artistic way that is relevant to our culture's art-form (i.e. graphic novels). In the same way it would be unfair to see the Sistine Chapel and complain how Michelangelo painted Cane and Able in the nude. It's an artistic interpretation. But yes, it can and will definitely get people closer to God, in the same way our great Christian artists move and inspire people towards God using their artistic talents. That said, it's not a replacement for the Bible. But an awesome tool nonetheless. Get it!
📍 Are the illustrations to graphic? No, they're tastefully done. Actually considering the Bible's rather violent history, there should be a lot more blood. But there's not. I'd rate this PG depending on the maturity of your child and his/her understanding of Biblical text.
📍 Who's this for? I'm 29 years old (Theology Major too), and I love it. Perfect for teenagers or kids you're looking to get hooked on Biblical studies. Buy several and give them away as gifts!
📍 Bottom line: would I recommend this product to one of my friends?
👍 Yes, absolutely.
I give it away to other families and replace every few weeks. He can't bear to be without it, but we love sharing the discipleship tool with more eager young friends!