Hey, hope you’re having a good holiday weekend if you are here in the States, and having a good Monday if you are elsewhere. I’m about to head to the pool with my husband, elementary-age son and middle school daughter for some late afternoon fun.
But I thought I’d pop in here first and share something exciting with those of who also have young sons – ones that love the comic book style. In the last year my son has become fascinated with the graphic style. He’s always been a drawer himself – plus the success of books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid have made this all the current rage at his school.
Enter a not-so-little project called The Action Bible.
It has 215 Bible stories, in chronological order, hand drawn. Like this:
Caleb has been reading it at night before bed. I asked him to give me his “review” of it.
He said it was a fascinating way to read the Bible and that the drawings were very realistic and detailed. He likes that there is so much to look at. (I, of course, liked his use of the word “fascinating.”) He added, “Unlike other books I’ve read in this style, it’s easy to tell what order to read the bubbles in on the page.”
“What have you read so far?” I asked. “Well, I started at the beginning and it starts with stories from Genesis.” I asked if he planned to continue reading it and he said, “Yes, I’ll finish it!” I asked one last question: “Is there anything you don’t like about the book; are there any minuses to it?” He replied, “Only one potential one. There was one page I saw where the picture on it was a tiny bit scary.”
But then he added, “But it wasn’t too bad.” After all, he’s reading the ACTION BIBLE.
So there you have my son’s recommendation of this Bible story book designed for boys in the 9-12 age range. I’ve not once told Caleb to read it – he goes to it himself when he climbs in bed at night. So if you have or know of a boy that age, this is one to check out.
Thankful to David C. Cook for The Action Bible.