An excellent resource

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Sometimes it is good to not only hear the story, but to see it. That is exactly what these editors have provided. Based on the Holman Christian translation, the editors have brought to life a compelling and clear graphic of the Gospel of Luke – chapters 22-24.

These chapters are illustrated in a manner that does not chees-ify the the story! But the illustrations are potent and clear, in a raw form that does not dumb down the story of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. The graphics are raw and gritty and to my understanding, young teenagers will appreciate that sort of work, because it sticks to the storyline and does not add or take away from it.

It would be great for more scriptures to be illustrated for the purpose of understanding the story, not for replacing it. We must be careful to appreciate this sort of work, but not to become handcuffed to imagery. Thankfully, these editors have a plan to provide more similar stories from scripture in this format.

Finally, it would be wise to view this text prior to introducing it to children, because of the graphic nature. Use discernment for the ages that you feel would appropriately respond to the graphic nature.

Thank you to Cross Focused Reviews for the copy. I was not required to write a positive review.

 

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