Comicbook Review: The Book of God by Ben Avery and Javier Saltares

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Finally Kingstone Comics hits the Philippines shores. These graphic novels are one-shot stories in high quality trade paperback. Content and artwork are great. CLC Philippines is a genius in bringing these Christian comics to the Philippine market.

The first book I read is “The Book of God”. The comic tackles the history of how we got God’s Word. Now the history of the Bible in a comicbook format is very risky thing to publish. Will the reader get bored or confused with the content? Will the artwork suffer considering it cant convey thilling action scenes? Will people tkae this book seriously considering its in a comic format? Despite the stuff you can throw to bog down this comic, all I can say this book is a runaway!

Reading this graphic novel clears all my inquires about the history of the Bible.  Ben Avery is a master storyteller that puts something that can be technical and will consume a thick volume to tackle topic in a comicbook. He brings the scholarly stuff to the hands of an average joe. He didnt withdraw in discussing the Apocypha books, canon and the Bible versions which may leave the readers having information overload or distaste to read more. The artwork is not a visual eye candy but helps also explain certain aspects of the story that words cant.

“The Book of God” connected the important pieces of the history of the Bible in a format that is accessable  and enjoyable. If I had to choose between a book with the same topic discussed in this comic, I would chose this graphic novel. For the new and the seasoned believers you’re in for a ride of your life. Its an oddessey through history filled with information that will equip you and fall in love with God’s Word. I highly recommend this comicbook.

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