The Action Bible
About this deal
The Action Bible Curriculum is designed with the understanding that preteens are seeking spiritual answers and developing their own value system. Preteens will explore Scripture, ask questions, build relationships and connect timeless truth to their life today. The Bible is presented in a “narrative” format, rather than a book-by-book adaptation. If you want to introduce your children to the overarching “story” of the Bible, The Action Bible hits it perfectly.
This comic uses the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible and includes every word of the Bible. At Voyage Comics & Publishing, we have created the first adaptation of the Book of Jonah in the Old Testament using Lord of the Rings‘ author J.R.R. Tolkien’s original translation as inspiration. ( Learn more about Tolkien’s translation here)
God's Redemptive Story
While not a “literal” interpretation of the Bible, it is more concerned about the “ spiritual sense” of Jonah and using it more as an “ allegorical” story to communicate spiritual truths. Similar in concept to the Word for Word Bible Comic, the Catholic Comic Book Bible published by Tan Books (St. Benedict Press), is a “literal” presentation of a few books of the Bible. Currently the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles are available.
Videos animate the comic-style graphics of The Action Bible to set weekly themes in motion. With their leader as a coach, preteens discover who God is and who they are in Him.The Action Bible targets juveniles ages eight and up with the look and feel of a graphic novel, from its kid-friendly artwork to its comic book style dialog boxes with easy-to-understand language. Because of that it doesn’t follow a specific Bible translation, such as NIV, HSCB or King James. Instead the comic book style format simply tells over 200 Bible stories without further explanation. The Action Bible" is a comic-book style picture Bible for children ages 5-8, though older children will also enjoy it. I'd personally call this book Biblical fiction rather than "a Bible" since extra-Biblical comments, commentary, and historical information was worked into the book's summary of Biblical events. Also, some Biblical events were left out. Sexual content and gore was largely smoothed over (using euphemism or implication) or skipped entirely. Doug Mauss, General Editor believes children are the “…next generation of difference-makers.” He wants them to understand Bible stories are about imperfect people, just as you and I are imperfect, yet God used them in spite of their imperfections.