“Take care of your backpack, please,” I said to my son.
“Okay, Mom,” he said. “But first can I read my Bible?”
Never expected to hear that in a million years. And read he does. Independently. And learn. Without prompting.
Enter The Action Bible. We gave him the book this past Christmas.
“Mom, did you know Jerusalem was conquered by a series of empires?” he said. “Babylon conquered Jerusalem, Persia conquered Babylon, Greece conquered Persia, and Rome conquered Greece.”
Oh, dear. Mom needs a refresher course. This isn’t kid’s stuff.
Brilliantly illustrated by Sergio Cariello, The Action Bible brings to life more than 200 Bible stories in the exciting style of the graphic novel. The result is riveting.
Here’s a sampling from a familiar story on pages 280 and 281:
The thrilling narrative and bright colors capture my son’s attention. And they remind me God is not some namby-pamby, sissy deity.
I’m as guilty as any kumbayah Christian of embracing God’s tenderness and mercy—the essence of His character, to the neglect of the ferocity of His determinant power. God is love, yes. God is also holy, strong, and just.
The struggles in the Bible and in our time are life and death battles. Humanity hangs in the balance. There’s violence and vengeance, plagues and murder. Fire ripping from the sky. Blood dripping from a splintered, wooden cross.
Want to brush up on your Bible stories? Never learned them in the first place? Here’s your chance.
Maybe you love the Bible. Want the kids (or adults) in your life to love it too, without your nagging? The Action Bible is a fantastic place to begin.
As milk helps us to develop a hunger for meat, The Action Bible whets the appetite for Scripture in those who would dare to read it.
So will the Words that come out of My mouth
not come back empty-handed.
They’ll do the work I sent them to do,
They’ll complete the assignment I gave them. Isaiah 55:11 The Message
We’re Giving Away a Copy of The Action Bible!
Here’s how to enter:
- To enter the drawing for The Action Bible, simply comment on this post.
- You have until midnight, Tuesday, April 3rd, to comment to enter.
- Only one comment per reader please.
- A winner will be randomly drawn and contacted Wednesday, April 4th.
- I will personally pay to ship the book to an address of the winner’s choosing within the contiguous U.S. in time for Easter. International shipping cannot be guaranteed in time for Easter.
I’m not being compensated to promote this book.
I was so impressed with The Action Bible that I contacted the publisher David C. Cook myself. They were kind enough to honor my requests for permission to show the illustrations in this post and for a book to give away.
They also surprised my son with something I did not request, their new book The Action Bible New Testament. I am thankful for their graciousness.
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