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The Cartoon Old Testament: Cartoons and Commentary on the Old Testament Paperback – June 10, 2011
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From the Author
This paperback is b/w and the deluxe edition is in full color. I hope you will find this cartoon commentary both entertaining and informative!
From the Back Cover
Why is the Bible the Most Purchased Book in the World ... and the Least Read? No Cartoons!
This commentary explores Old Testament scripture passages from the common lectionary through the use of cartoons and musings. The passages are in biblical order by book, chapter and verse, rather than lectionary order.
Why Cartoons? A cartoon is somewhat like a visual form of parable. A parable is a short and entertaining story with a message. The idea behind a parable is that the listener will enjoy it enough to remember it and retell it to others (just think if they had e-mail in 800 B.C.E.!). There are parables in both the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and New Testament, perhaps none more well known than those told by Jesus. Humor, in general, goes a long way toward illustrating a point, often more effectively than serious discourse.
Each scripture passage also has "musings" which provide further insight and perspective. The goal is to deliver maximum insight in minimum space (per the one-page per passage format of the book).
Reading through the Old Testament can be tedious and daunting at times, but this cartoon-based commentary is fun, entertaining and informative. Here are just a few of the things you'll learn from this book:
Is Elijah overly concerned with cakes?
Does Ruth have a foot fetish?
Was Joseph a spoiled brat?
Did Jonah have a bad attitude?
Does David prove Samuel correct about kings?
Just how tall was Ezekiel?
What kind of truck does Jacob drive?
Did God design the first interstate highway?
Can sheep really use calculators?
What's Job's problem?
Was Zephaniah in a rock 'n' roll band?
How many animals went with Noah on the ark?
Does Isaac like camping?
What is Moses' favorite kind of water?
Was creation really God's 3rd grade science fair project?
Richard Diesslin, the cartoonist and author M.A. in Theological Studies
Bible Study/Old Testament
Published by Diesslin Press, Dayton, Ohio
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