Perhaps the most popular category of books in the BAC library are graphic novels. They are flying on and off the shelves but I was lucky enough to find all five volumes of Kingdoms: A Biblical Epic on the shelf this week. This series is written by Ben Avery and edited by Bud Rogers. Lamp Post Publications put it together and it is published by Zondervan under their Z Graphic Novels line. Five volumes are in the BAC library and a sixth has been published so far with more on the way. These graphic novels cover the history of Israel from the time of the kings through the fall of Jerusalem and the Babylonian exile.
Unlike some other “manga-style” Bibles the story line does not follow the biblical text word for word but uses literary license. This is necessary given the amount of ground to cover and when important events and prophecies are related the text is faithful. Although not to be used as a child’s only Bible these are an attractive way to get kids to read the Bible and cover large portions of the Old Testament story. When they find it interesting and have further questions encourage them to read through the whole account in a more traditional Bible. Happy reading!
They can be found in the BAC library under 220.9 AVE or at your local library under PN6727.A945.