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Names, Games, and the Long Road Trip: The Bible and comedy - usually these two either are kept at arm's length from each other or are part of an attack on the Scriptures. But now, with the Manga Bible, both come together in a fun, entertaining and respectful (although comical) way. Covering major events in the first two books of the Bible, learn and laugh your way through the familiar stories of the creation, Noah's ark, Abraham, Joseph and Moses, among others. The story and art are by professional Korean veterans of manga (or, more appropriately, manwha, which is manga produced in Korea), with English translations throughout to recapture the humor as originally intended.

Walls, Brawls, and the Great Rebellion: At a breakneck pace, this volume covers the myriad stories in Numbers, Joshua, Judges and Ruth. It begins with the last days of Moses and the installation of Joshua as Israel's leader and moves through Joshua's campaigns and conquest of the Holy Land, through many of the judges (Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson) and the Benjamite rebellion, and ends with the story of Ruth.

Fights, Flights, and the Chosen Ones: You'd think King Saul would thank David for toppling Israel's biggest enemy! Instead he puts him on the run. Then when David assumes the throne, his own kids plunge Israel into civil war! Your 8- to 12-year-olds will love this manga-style presentation of the heroic and tragic battles---and leaders---of 1 and 2 Samuel.

Traitors, Kings, and the Big Break: The history of King David's last days, Solomon's reign, and the prophets Elijah and Elisha are intriguing and exciting parts of the Bible, and the MangaBible team puts a comedic twist on them. More of a modern visual commentary on the text than a faithful adaptation, anachronisms (binoculars in ancient Israel?) and modern slang (is "Don't have a cow" in the Bible?) are used to convey the stories to 21st century audiences to both facilitate understanding of the larger the story and to encourage the reading of the actual scriptures.

Prophets, Captives, and the Kingdom Rebuilt: Kings, prophets, captivity, return from captivity, and even a beauty pageant! This fifth volume of the Manga Bible takes you from the middle of Second Kings through a handful of the prophetic books, Esther, Ezra and Nehemiah. Daniel's date with the lions, Jonah's long weekend inside a sea monster, Hosea's prophetic marriage, and Jeremiah's interesting object lessons are all given a comedic twist without losing the main point of the text.

Parables, Miracles, and the Prince of Peace: In the sixth volume of the Manga Bible, we begin to cover the New Testament with the story of Jesus. Readers follow the life of Jesus from the announcement of his coming by the angel Gabriel, to his baptism, the calling of his apostles, and through a large part of his earthly ministry.

Death, Resurrection, and The Great Commission: NOT EVEN DEATH CAN STOP THE POWER OF JESUS! The pressure's on as the religious establishment tries to clamp down on Jesus to stop his growing popularity. They even entice one disciple to betray the Messiah - to the death! But when the grave can't hold him, Jesus entrusts the fisherman Peter and the scholar Paul to lead the ongoing mission as the story of God's great work moves back to Jerusalem, up to heaven, and out to the world.
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Great books for kids

Date:May 16, 2011
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If your kids love graphic novels/comics they will love these books and learn the bible too. We bought one at a local christian book store and thought it looked good. When I got it home I realized that it was actual bible stories put in a context that my reluctant reader would read, and read without harping. We love this book and will buy the rest of the series.
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