The Action Bible
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About the Author
Sergio Cariello was born in Brazil in 1964 and started drawing as soon as could hold a pencil. At the age of five, he already knew that he wanted to be a cartoonist. And so did everyone else--he drew on church bulletins, napkins, and every surface wtihin his reach. He currently resides in Holiday, Florida.
Sergio has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. He attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art as well as the Word of Life Bible Institute in upstate New York.
In February, 2006, he was contacted by David C. Cook to gauge his interest in a new project; completely re-illustrating Cook's classic Picture Bible. What David C. Cook couldn't know is that Sergio had grown up in Brazil with a Portuguese translation of that very same Picture Bible. He was reading the Picture Bible before he learned to ride a bike! Even though he knew as a kid that he wanted to be a comic artist, he never would have dreamed that he would one day get to work on the Picture Bible itself!
Most helpful customer reviews
85 of 86 people found the following review helpful.
Amazing... The Action Bible is Absolutely Amazing!
By David Hunter
I absolutely love The Action Bible! My cousin originally let me borrow his copy when I was going through a rough time and I wanted to learn more about the Bible. After going through his I ended up buying a copy for myself. The Action Bible isn't just for kids, I'm 30 and love it. My dad and my aunt always told me they'd love to read the Bible but they just couldn't understand it, so I gave them each a copy and they love it too! They love being able to understand the basics. And, the drawings are AWESOME! Helps memorize what's going on and puts the ACTION in The Action Bible!
So, just remember, this isn't just for kids but all people... from young to old. I guarantee you won't regret it.
82 of 83 people found the following review helpful.
(live video test & demo) 2nd One I've Bought!
By Beau Chevassus
[[VIDEOID:4d3a848b9120b7104149498802c863ea]] ✏️ Quick thoughts to supplement my video demonstration.
Are there enough stories? Incredible number of stories (over 200)--this thing is THICK and solid. I'm surprised this isn't a $50-70 book.
Message content: Is it accurate? I liken this Bible to "The Message," in that it's a paraphrase. Really I am ashamed there are some who claim this Bible "isn't detailed" enough or doesn't represent the Bible... that's because it's not the Bible. Similar to the Sistine Chapel, it explains Biblical truths in an engaging, dramatic, and artistic way that is relevant to our culture's art-form (i.e. graphic novels). In the same way it would be unfair to see the Sistine Chapel and complain how Michelangelo painted Cane and Able in the nude. It's an artistic interpretation. But yes, it can and will definitely get people closer to God, in the same way our great Christian artists move and inspire people towards God using their artistic talents. That said, it's not a replacement for the Bible. But an awesome tool nonetheless. Get it!
Are the illustrations to graphic? No, they're tastefully done. Actually considering the Bible's rather violent history, there should be a lot more blood. But there's not. I'd rate this PG depending on the maturity of your child and his/her understanding of Biblical text.
Who's this for? I'm 29 years old (Theology Major too), and I love it. Perfect for teenagers or kids you're looking to get hooked on Biblical studies. Buy several and give them away as gifts!
Bottom line: would I recommend this product to one of my friends?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Text too small
By Bargain Hunter
Text was too small to read on Kindle. Even on Kindle Fire. It's worse on Paperwhite and don't even think about using the Kindle Reader App for your mobile or tablet. And using the text zoom feature in Kindle Fire took away from the reading experience. What were they thinking? Am I supposed to read this on a Windows Surface device?