Item description for Manga Messiah (Manga #1) by Next & Tyndale...
Overview In graphic novel format, retells stories from the gospels of Luke, Matthew, Mark, and John.
Publishers Description Manga (pronounced "mahn-ga") is the Japanese word for comics. It has become a huge hit with American teens and tweens. Manga has emerged as the most popular comics category and is one of the fastest growing genres in American publishing. Appealing to kids and adults, readers will find this edgy rendition of the Gospel accounts both compelling and highly engaging. This authentic, cutting-edge art style is combined with fast-paced storytelling to deliver biblical truths to an ever-changing culture that is often a challenge to penetrate. This is genuine Japanese manga style, unlike other Christian "manga" books in the marketplace. Features: Gives a unique presentation of the Gospel accounts Includes a map of Galilee, Samaria, and Judea Includes illustrated character profiles of key Bible people Features an illustrated page on the twelve apostles A great way to introduce anyone to the Bible
Citations And Professional Reviews Manga Messiah (Manga #1) by Next & Tyndale has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 09/03/2007 page 15
CBA Retailers - 11/01/2007 page 76
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Producers: Tyndale, NEXT
Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Number 1
ISBN 1414316801 ISBN13 9781414316802
Availability 14 units. Availability accurate as of May 24, 2017 10:15.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Manga Messiah?
Jesus and Art Nov 16, 2009
I greatly enjoyed this presentation of the life of Jesus. Beautifully drawn this is a graphic representation of the life of Christ pulled from a combination of the accounts told by the four Gospels. As the story progresses scripture references from all four Gospels are given so that any interested readers can go right to the source. This isn't a verse-by-verse retelling, it isn't intended to supplant reading the Bible, it's simply bringing the story to life through art. For me, a Christian for 25 years, it served as a reminder that these were real events. Many movies covering these events try to do the same thing, but the flow of the story in this format works better. It helped me imagine what it would be like to be present as Jesus performed his miracles. I've enjoyed it as a lover of art, and it has blessed me as a Christian. I don't follow manga specifically, but I've been a life-long fan of the art in comics and animation favoring the darker styles of Batman, Death Note, and Battle Angel (Gunnm Alita). I've often found myself stopping to just stare at the pictures in Manga Messiah for a while. The large image of Gabriel in particular blows me away. This is beautiful work! If you've heard that this work promotes anti-Semitism, don't believe it. I respect Jewish culture to the point that I practice some of their traditions despite not being Jewish. Israel is my favorite place on Earth other than home, and I'd visit more often if I could. If I thought this work was in any way hateful to the Jews I would not support it.
Authentic Art and great storytelling Jul 30, 2009
I will first admit that I have not read the entire book. I had it in my hands and I read a few chapters. I have seen other manga or imitation manga and the artwork in this book is legit.
The artwork is very beautiful. I also love how they add little bits of humor here and there (when Jesus turned water to wine), that had me laughing outloud.
The message portrayed is authentic and is based on Scripture. It is almost like a commentary since it obviously cant have the Gospels line by line.
Take it for what it is: fun, great for kids, and art lovers.
Really breathes some emotion and imagination into the greatest story ever told.
Bible comes alive Feb 18, 2009
I purchased Manga Messiah for my grandchildren because they had the Manga Metamorphis and loved it. The illustrations in the book makes the stories come alive for them. I am waiting for more books to come out. This modern way of illustrating makes todays generation see God's word come to life.
Well done Manga Feb 9, 2009
I ordered this book for my grandchildren to read as I thought this format would be something they would be familiar with and enjoy reading. It tells the complete story of Jesus from his birth to his resurrection in colorful and exciting drawings. The artists have done a great job and the story adds a few comments you wont find in the Bible, but do not stray far away from the scriptures. This is a comic after all, not a scholarly work. I think teens and adults will enjoy reading it.
Eine Bibel die SPASS macht!!! Feb 8, 2009
Als ich diese neue Version des neuen Testaments sah war ich völlig fasziniert davon obwohl ich kein religiöser Mensch bin. So bestellte ich sie "just for Fun" und als ich sie in den Händen hielt war ich wirklich positiv überrascht über die Mühe die sich die Macher gegeben haben und über die Qualität der Zeichnungen. Klar kann sie zeichnerisch nicht mit der Manga-Elite Japans mithalten aber die liebe zu den Details und das tolle Charakter-Design geben dem Buch seinen Charme. Inhaltlich ist es manchmal etwas langatmig trotzdem lese ich es mit Spannung zu ende obwohl ich die original Bibel niemals lesen würde (zu mühsam und altmodisch geschrieben). Wer offen für spezielle Sachen und mit gesundem Sinn für Humor ausgestattet ist dem kann ich diese neue, neue Testament in Manga Form empfehlen.