Item description for Hero: Issue 3 by Stephen R. Lawhead & Ross Lawhead...
What if He were born in Bethlehem...Pennsylvania...in the late 20th Century? What if He were African-American? Connect to the Gospel in a new way. It's not your typical Sunday school warm and fuzzy.
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Studio: NavPress Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.03" Weight: 0.11 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher NavPress Publishing Group
ISBN 1576835022 ISBN13 9781576835029
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen R. Lawhead & Ross Lawhead
Stephen Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He was born in 1950, in Nebraska in the USA. His early life was lived in America where he earned a university degree in Fine Arts and attended theological seminary for two years.
His first professional writing was done at Campus Life magazine in Chicago, where he was an editor and staff writer. During his five years at Campus Life he wrote hundreds of articles and several non-fiction books.
After a brief and unsuccessful foray into the music business—as president of his own record company—he launched his free-lance career in 1981. In the Hall of the Dragon King was his first novel.
In 1986 the Lawhead family moved to Britain so that Stephen could conduct research for the PENDRAGON CYCLE books. They settled there permanently in 1990, with some years spent living in Austria and a sabbatical in the United States.
In addition to his twenty-four novels, he has written nine children's books, many of them originally offered to his two sons, Drake and Ross. He is married to Alice Slaikeu Lawhead, with whom he has collaborated on books and articles. They make their home in Oxford, England.
Stephen's non-fiction, fiction and children's titles have variously been published in twenty-four foreign languages. He has won numerous industry awards, and in 2003 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Nebraska.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Hero Comic 3?
This re-telling of the story of Jesus was just OK Jul 25, 2008
I picked this one up yesterday. I was excited to see it was a near-futuristic re-telling of the last days of Jesus re-told by Stephen R. Lawhead. I am a giant fan of his book Byzantium (Harper Fiction), so I knew he'd re-tell this is a respectful and interesting way.
It was resepectful and faithful to the Biblical version but very short. I read this one in about 20 minutes. It is a graphic novel version of a rock opera but this so you obviously can't include the songs. But, there was nothing else added either. No background on the disciples (except Maggie). You actually have to know the story from the Bible to read this and get what they are doing. There's no explanation about who Petrov (Peter) is and where he came from and why he follows Hero (Jesus). Jude Discariot gets the most treatment, which is not saying much.
So much more could have been done. At least no harm was done by straying from the original too much, but this one could have been easily 3 times longer without straying from the original.
Not for classroom book shelf Sep 16, 2007
This is that part of the Jesus story that spawned 2000 years of persecution against the Jews. Not appropriate out of context.
An amazing comparison. =) Jul 12, 2007
It stays pretty close to the actual story of Jesus Christ. It basically just puts that B.C. story into 2007 time frame. It's a really good read, great for church plays, theater pieces, or just for some light reading. the only bad thing is it ends so quickly. =)