June 22, 2010

"Fights, Flights, and the Chosen Ones" MangaBible Review

I was first introduced to graphic novels when I was working in our local school district. They seem to be the latest, greatest trend in young adult literature.

Fights, Flights and the Chosen Ones: First-Second Samuel (Z Graphic Novels / Manga Bible) (v. 3)I recently had an opportunity to check out "Fights, Flights, and the Chosen Ones," which is a combination of the Biblical books 1st and 2nd Samuel. For those not familiar with graphic novels, they are essentially stories in comic book form - most have a distinctive anime style.

I enjoyed reading this book in the MangaBible series. I think the action, battles, and adventures in this particular book will appeal largely to boys. Now just so you know, this is not a "Bible." It's a retelling of the stories of the Bible in comic book form. It is, however, accurate to the Biblical narrative. The illustrations do a great job of communicating the stories.

I think a child or teen could easily sit down and read through the entire book. I love that it makes learning about the Bible new and entertaining. Even though I was already familiar with the stories, I enjoyed rediscovering them in this new format. 


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan to facilitate my review. 
I was not obligated to give a positive endorsement. The opinions expressed are my own.

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