The Action Bible: God's Redemptive Story
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- David C Cook
- 2010, ISBN13 9780781444996, ISBN10 0781444993
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Retells the stories of the Bible in graphic novel format, including the stories of Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Jonah, and the life and death of Jesus Christ.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" presents 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easier to follow the Bible's historical flow--and reinforcing the build-up to its thrilling climax.The stories in "The Action Bible" communicate clearly and forcefully to contemporary readers.This compelling blend of clear writing plus dramatic images offers an appeal that crosses all age boundaries.Brazilian artist Sergio Cariello has created attention-holding illustrations marked by rich coloring, dramatic shading and lighting, bold and energetic designs, and emotionally charged figures.Let this epic rendition draw you into all the excitement of the world's most awesome story.Publishers Weekly,Graphic adaptations of the Judeo-Christian bible are a hot trend, from R. Crumb to Rob Liefeld. This treatment proclaims "God is the original action hero" and presents more than 200 Bible tales in comics form. An "action-movie" treatment of the Old and New Testament should have real potential, but it's not realized here. There are a few stunning moments, but they're more weirdness than spectacle: Adam lamenting that-after eating the forbidden fruit-he's not wise, just naked; Cain reflecting that he hates sheep. For the most part, artist Cariello has taken a Classics Illustrated approach, with just the highlights recounted in episodic form. A lack of emotion in the art is a particular weakness given the drama inherent in the source material.But the most disappointing aspect of both the art and the story is their lack of epic scope. However, the book does give the faithful a graphic interpretation of more obscure Bible tales. Ages 8-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.