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The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation

by Siku

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A great quick read. I recommend it if you can find it for cheap. The illustrations are course and Siku does not pull any punches when he presents the characters of the Bible. I love it because it puts a new perspective on this amazing book. A warning though, it is not really for small children. But I think most teens that are into manga or anime would really enjoy it and it could interest them into the Word to dig deeper. ( )
  JGadbaugh | Dec 21, 2015 |
Do the manga artistic conventions of big eyes, sharp chins and skinny torsos add a great deal to "the greatest story ever told"? Nah. But watching a Japanese author slowly make sense out of a vast and confusing western religious text, developing his own reading and theology in the process, is fascinating. ( )
  popejephei | Feb 5, 2014 |
Disclaimer: I got this from a friend as a gag gift.

The art is fine, in that gritty, sketchy way. Storyline is the bible simplified, but as boring. ( )
  AlexLux | Oct 2, 2011 |
Even in this condensed version the Bible is a hard ol' slog.

The art is amazing- Manga is a great format for the grandness of the Old Testament.

A LOT of thought has been put into how the story should be told . It's hinted in the notes at the end of the book that there are secrets hidden throughout- is that Satan sitting behind Rehoboam when he makes the mistake that contributes greatly to the fall of Israel? ( )
  pmg1980 | Dec 12, 2009 |
This book was my first foray into manga-style comics, and I have to say I’m not a huge fan. The sweeping, broad-stroked landscapes and super exaggerated facial expressions just seemed like immature art, especially in comparison to some of the more detailed art work I have seen in other comics. This book really does cover the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation, so I give the author credit for including even the obscure Old Testament prophets and the shorter letters of Paul in the New Testament. However, in trying to fit so much in a relatively short book, some stories really get the short shrift (for instance, the book of Job and the Psalms are given only a page each). The author also tries to give the feel of a cohesive narrative so as you’re reading, it’s often hard to find a logical place to take a break. This is necessary in this book because the length makes it unlikely that you will read it all in one sitting (unless you have a pretty good chunk of time on your hands). Also, the content means it is not exactly a page turner, especially if you’re like me and have already read the entire Bible, thus knowing the ending to every story presented in this book. Still, it could be a useful introduction to someone who wants to know a little more about the Bible without actually reading the entire thing. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Nov 21, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385524315, Paperback)

The creation of the earth

The rise and fall of God’s chosen people

The mysterious stranger who brought about a new world order

And the ultimate showdown between the forces of good and evil

This is the greatest story ever told . . . as you’ve never seen it before.


Containing both Old and New Testaments, this is the first ever English manga of the most important book of all time.


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(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:31 -0400)

The creation of the Earth. The rise and fall of God's chosen people. The mysterious stranger who brought about a new world order. And the ultimate showdown between the forces of good and evil. This is the greatest story ever told...as you've never seen it before. Containing both Old and New Testaments, this is the first ever English manga of the most important book of all time.… (more)

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