February 13, 2008
The Manga Bible
Found out about this today. I should have seen it coming. Still, it might be interesting to take a look at it, even if it seems a little off the wall. The Manga Bible is a new product from Doubleday that is trying to bring the Bible relevance, especially to young folks who like Manga style books.
The New York Times article says that:
In the Manga Bible, whose heroes look and sound like skateboarders in Bedouin gear, Noah gets tripped up counting the animals in the Ark: ďThatís 11,344 animals? Arggh! Iíve lost count again. Iím going to have to start from scratch!Ē
Abraham rides a horse out of an explosion to save Lot. Og, king of Bashan, looms like an early Darth Vader. The Sermon on the Mount did not make the book, though, because there was not enough action to it."
Personally I think while it might be entertaining to read (I mean the Bible is chock full of sex and violence, its like Terry Goodkind on steroids) it is sacrificing relevance for truth in a lot of cases. And it isn't complete anyway.
So would you read it? The US edition only costs $12.95.
What do you think of the idea of a Manga Bible?Posted by John on February 13, 2008 01:23 PM | Posted to Christian SF&F | Fantasy/Scifi News | Graphic Novels | Religion