The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation

The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation

by Siku

The creation of the earthThe rise and fall of God's chosen peopleThe mysterious stranger who brought about a new world orderAnd the ultimate showdown between the forces of good and evilThis is the greatest story ever told . . . as you've never seen it before.Containing both Old and New Testaments, this is the first ever English manga of the most important book of all time.ExtrasKey scenes commentarySketches gallery

  • Language: English
  • Category: Sequential Art
  • Rating: 3.58
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish Date: January 15th 2008 by Waterbrook Press
  • Isbn10: 0385524315
  • Isbn13: 9780385524315

What People Think about "The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation"

It was refreshing to read the stories without the stilted words that are in most Bibles.

The great thing about this, besides it being entertaining, was that it helped me wrap my mind around the Bible stories. When you read the Bible, its all very dry and impersonal, but being able to see the characters in action, and having them using modern language really helped with comprehension. I'd recommend it to anyone - for Christians, it's a fun new way to read the Bible, and for everyone else, it just reads as an entertaining action-adventure story.

I do, however, wished that Siku cover more stories from The Bible I really think that 200 pages is far too short for the text that it's supposed to cover. All in all, The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation is done somewhat well and a great tool to introduce anyone, particularly preteens and teenagers, to The Bible.

The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation is (as the name suggests) a Bible in the Japanese manga type of art. He enjoys drawing and gets "paid to draw ugly pictures, write ugly stories and make TV ten hours a day." b8fea58d1a0e81f37397b0e97f98051ff4ddad91_hq Manga books often have right side binding My first impression of the book was that it was thin to what I thought it was going to be. However, The Manga Bible is only 200 pages (in Bible stories, not including the appendix). Also, I expected that since it was a manga bible, the spine would be on the right like most Japanese manga books (if your read manga, I'm sure you'll know what I'm talking about. The pages are in black and white print just like most Japanese manga book. The book is based on the New International Version (NIV) translation which according to Catholic Answers is a dynamic translation which makes sense why it is used in this Bible meant for youth. I expected much more action and the inclusion of more Bible stories.

This is definitely a different way to look at the classic book that almost everybody knows. Whether you are a believer or not, odds are you have read the Bible or are familiar with the major stories in it. But if that is not enough, read it because this is a pretty good manga.

The Manga Bible is a very interesting take of the actual bible in Manga form, packed with weapons, action and the Japanese cartoon expressions that everyone loves.

Overall I thought this was an amazing book, but the amount of text crammed into this thing makes it difficult to get through. Hopefully Siku's next project The Jesus Manga will take heed of some of these pitfalls associated with translating the Bible into a manga.

Der "Manga" (weder vom Zeichenstil noch vom Textstil her ist es eigentlich ein Manga) verliert sich darin, den in Annotationskästchen angebotenen Text in relativ undefinierten Bildern zu schmücken. Hier wird die Geschichte nicht in Bildern erzählt, sondern der Text durch Bilder begleitet und wirkt stellenweise sehr bemüht.