Thursday, June 27, 2013
Eternity, a new graphic novel by Randy Alcorn
With all that's going on in the world right now (crazy, right?), the subject of eternity is perpetually on my mind. And many people are of the same mind. That's why Eternity by Randy Alcorn makes a great read (or should I say it’s fun to look at and read since it's a graphic novel?).
Eternity written by New York Times bestseller, Randy Alcorn, is a colorful graphic novel produced by Kingstone Comics.
The story draws from different Bible characters and weaves in diverse sections of the Bible to deliver the message of eternity: Everyone will go somewhere when they die. Alcorn explains Paradise and the resurrection (the bodily resurrection of believers). It highlights the believers entrance into Heaven and angelic warfare as it plays out in a battle aimed at thwarting God’s plan for His people – and so on.
The artwork in Eternity is highly colorful and tastefully done, albeit in comic-strip style. Jesus, refreshingly, is portrayed as an ordinary Hebrew man, rather than the weak wimpy image given in so many books (although it looks as if his eyes are lighter than a mid-easterner would typically have).
The book is printed on high quality, semi-glossy paper, making it durable so that it can be easily read and passed on to others. (Hey, who knows how many people might stumble upon this book after the Rapture! Imagine the salubrious repercussions that would bring.)
Eternity can be used as an evangelistic tool as well as a simple study of what eternity means. It’s an easy and fun read with a sobering message. Works well for older children, teens and adults and would make a marvelous gift.
Eternity is the latest publication of a series of similar graphic books. It can be found in bookstores everywhere and also at Kindstonecomics.com.
A similar version of this story will appear in Assist News Service and The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner.
Janey DeMeo M.A.
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