The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation Paperback – 1 Jan 2007
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About the Author
SIKU is one of Britain's leading comic book creator/conceptualists, having worked for "2000AD"; producing titles such as '"Judge Dredd," ' '"Slaine"' and a strip he co-created called '"Pan-African Judges"'. He has also worked for Marvel UK and COM X and has been credited on a number of computer games, such as "Evil Genius." More recently, he has been developing concept work for TV commercials and producing freelance work for Nicklelodeon IP and promos.
Siku's works are published in several books like "Images 22"--the best of British Illustration and Digital Art Masters. He also appeared on TV doing interviews for ITV's "The London Programme," Channel 4's "The Big Breakfast" and "More 4 News," Channel 5's "Chris Moyle's Show" and BBC's "Heaven and Earth."
He studied at Yaba's School of Art, Design and Printing and the London School of Theology.
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Research into Americans' Bible-reading habits has shown repeatedly that Americans love to own Bibles -- often more than one. The problem is that we frequently can't find time to read our Bibles, or we get stuck in a rut of a single version or two. Even if we love the Bible and read it regularly, most of us are always looking for fresh ways to re-envision these powerful, timeless stories.
When I first got my copy of this book, opened the first page of Genesis -- I was lost for the next couple of hours!
Plus, I like the chapter-and-verse references sprinkled through the book -- so readers can check out the full version of the stories in the Bible itself.
the only real concern I have is a few instances of nudity. I completly understand that the bible deals with some pretty heavy stuff, specifically speaking of the old testament right now. there are stories of adultery and other things and there are no punches pulled, no attempt to sanitize it. that's what a truthful witness (thw bible) does. with that said, I feel that the author didn't need to show certain images so graphically, especially if this is geared toward younger readers. even if its meant for older kids the younger ones will still pick it up. specifically the stories of adam and eve (of course), ruth, and especially david and bathsheeba. I think the points could have been made in a less edgy way. now I don't feel like the images were meant to stimulate, but depending on who is reading, you never know, especially with younger kids. so parents be warned about that. I was able to "edit" my copy to lessen the impact a little, so that's an option.
otherwise I love how the book flows and it is great as a supplementary reader. I sometimes have a very hard time reading especially long passages or those very involved sentences in pauls letters. Having a picture in my mind really helps me keep track of my thoughts. this book is great for that. there are lots of books passed over, but I understand that.
another thing I like is how the gospels are combined into one narrative with a few parables of Jesus inserted in strategic places.
overall, I really love this adaptation and enjoy reading it.