I read it to my children, and they enjoyed the story and the pictures. It’s creative and edifying.
It’s volume 10 in a 12-volume graphic novel of the Bible (2014–2016):
- The Beginning [Kindle]
- The Patriarchs [Kindle]
- The Ten Commandments [Kindle]
- The Judges [Kindle]
- The Kings I [Kindle]
- The Kings II [Kindle]
- The Exile [Kindle]
- The Prophets [Kindle]
- The Christ [Kindle]
- The Apostle [Kindle]
- The Letters [Kindle]
- The Revelation [Kindle]
Now those twelve slim volumes are part of three much thicker volumes—a graphic novel of the Bible called The Kingstone Bible (2016).
Randy Alcorn introduces the three-volume set here.
- Some of the illustrations are not suitable for young children. Some are too explicitly violent, and some immodestly portray women.
- The way it depicts apocalyptic literature (like Revelation) can be grotesque.
I mention those caveats because children may study every minute detail of the pictures. (At least that’s what mine do!)
FOX News interviewed Art and Kelly Ayris about The Kingstone Bible in November 2016:
Art Ayris says in that video that he originally was targeting pre-teens to young adults and that his biggest demographic is males ages 18–29. That explains why this three-volume resource is not ideal for toddlers! But it’s a creative and strategic way to reach your unchurched teen neighbor. Theology professor Gerry Breshears calls The Kingstone Bible “a powerful new way to get the message of the Bible into the hands, heads, and hearts of people who simply do not read books, much less the Bible. It presents the message of God’s Word simply and faithfully. This ingenious work introduces and invites people into God’s Word.”