Christian Retailing

Pow! ‘Daunting’ scriptures get comic-book look Print Email
Written by Staff   
Monday, 06 July 2009 09:55 AM America/New_York

Released in a new size and format this month by Barbour Publishing, The Comic Book Bible (978-1-602-60685-2, $5.97) leads 8- to 12-year-old readers through more than 60 of the most important stories of Scripture—from creation, Adam and Eve, and Noah to Paul’s letters and the revelation of John.

Each story in the 264-page softcover book is condensed for young readers and illustrated with full-color comic images.

Action-oriented stories like those of the giant warrior Goliath, of Jonah’s encounter with a huge fish and of Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal are complemented by teachings from the wisdom books, Jesus’ parables and the New Testament epistles.

Written and illustrated by Rob Suggs, with coloring by Christopher “Scribble Boy” Gray, The Comic Book Bible sold almost 250,000 copies in a previous trade paper edition.

This new digest-sized (5-by-7-inch) version aims to draw the next generation of readers, according to Paul Muckley, senior editor for nonfiction at Barbour Publishing.

“The Bible’s a big book, daunting even for many adults,” Muckley said. “But The Comic Book Bible boils down the most important stories and ideas to a level elementary-age kids can understand. And the comic illustrations make it fun.”

Barbour Publishing is offering the new edition in both a 12-copy profit pack and a case lot special. Retailers who purchase the profit pack will receive a dozen copies of the Bible and a free counter display at a 55% discount.

For more information on The Comic Book Bible, visit To order, contact Barbour Publishing at 800-852-8010.