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This action-packed rendition of the world's most awesome story will capture and draw you into all the excitement. The attention-grabbing illustrations of artist, Sergio Cariello are full of rich color, dramatic shading and light, and bold designs that communicate the emotion and significance of the figures of the Bible.

With 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, The Action Bible ESV makes it easier for readers to follow the Bible's historical flow as the story builds up to the thrilling climax of Christ's life. A compelling blend of clear, forceful communication with dramatic illustration creates an appeal that crosses all age boundaries and is perfect for contemporary readers.

Don't miss the vividly illustrated, fast-paced version of the most epic story ever told; your kids won't want to put it down.

Features include:

  • Bible book index
  • Presentation page
  • 10.50" x 6.75" x 1.50"

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 752
Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 10.5 inches X 6.75 inches X 1.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0781444993
ISBN-13: 9780781444996
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Ages: 9-12
Text Color: Black Letter

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Publisher's Description

Here’s the most complete picture Bible ever! And it features a captivating, up-to-date artwork style—making it the perfect Bible for today’s visually focused culture.
 
The Action Bible presents 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easier to follow the Bible’s historical flow—and reinforcing the build-up to its thrilling climax.
 
The stories in The Action Bible communicate clearly and forcefully to contemporary readers. This compelling blend of clear writing plus dramatic images offers an appeal that crosses all age boundaries.
 
Brazilian artist Sergio Cariello has created attention-holding illustrations marked by rich coloring, dramatic shading and lighting, bold and energetic designs, and emotionally charged figures.
 
Let this epic rendition draw you into all the excitement of the world’s most awesome story.

Author Bio

Sergio Cariello was born in Brazil in 1964 and started drawing as soon as could hold a pencil.  At the age of five, he already knew that he wanted to be a cartoonist.  And so did everyone else--he drew on church bulletins, napkins, and every surface wtihin his reach.  He currently resides in Holiday, Florida.

Sergio has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics.  He attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art as well as the Word of Life Bible Institute in upstate New York.

In February, 2006, he was contacted by David C. Cook to gauge his interest in a new project; completely re-illustrating Cook's classic Picture Bible.  What David C. Cook couldn't know is that Sergio had grown up in Brazil with a Portuguese translation of that very same Picture Bible.  He was reading the Picture Bible before he learned to ride a bike! Even though he knew as a kid that he wanted to be a comic artist, he never would have dreamed that he would one day get to work on the Picture Bible itself!

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Well worth the money.
    September 20, 2016
    Toddly
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Some persons view telling the Bible's story's and truths through this type of artwork as being "disrespectful", but those same persons may have taught Sunday School or a midweek youth class with much less visually appealing artwork or by using the old flannel board teaching method or have/do condone that methods. What is the difference there other than that this Bible story compilation tells the stories of God's truth in a more beautiful and visually descriptive manner that is excellent in it's genre? The illustrations are gorgeous and his style of art is wonderfully executed. There are some pieces of artwork in this book that are totally stunning and that caused me to stare at it in sheer awe because of the intricate work that must have taken hours upon hours to complete. He visualized so much and I'm sure, being an artist myself, could not fully implement all that was before his soul's eye. He truly shared part of his soul with us via this his paramount artwork.

    Although this book skips through and vaguely covers the Word from Creation to Tribulation, it is NOT God's Word. However, it CONTAINS God's Holy Word; but it is not a type of or version of God's Holy Word. I do not see why it claims to be a Bible, because it is not a Bible. It is however a fascinatingly and gorgeously illustrated book of illustrations that graphically tells the reader Bible storys galore.

    I would think that any one, a young child aged 5 to an adult, would be able to enjoy this book for what it is. I would encourage parents of younger children, aged 5 to 10 years old, to bring this book forward in attempt to do two things:

    1. To give them, or allow them to use, a book to read that will encourage their interest in the Bible to flourish & grow, and

    2. To help prod new or intermediately skilled readers onward toward better reading skills through a fun and exciting way.

    (Not to mention sharpening the pencils of their imagination).

    If you can pick this Bible up for $20 or less, in my opinion, it is a great bargain and even at $30 it is worth the money but that is pushing the envelope on price.

    If you desire a Bible with words to guide your mind's eye then look elsewhere. But if you want a book that is a collection of biblically based graphic art at its best then look no further, you've just found it.

    I gave my copy to a missionary who was very interested in it, therefore I am going to purchase this enjoyable book on this site at HALF of the cost of what I paid for it in a store's book section a couple of years ago.

    I hope that this review has helped you in your decision of whether to buy this finely illustrated and scripted book or not.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Action Bible is great for ESOL.
    September 19, 2016
    José
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    It engages internationals in conversation.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    terrific book
    August 31, 2016
    Tom
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    pretty true to scriptures, remarkabe illustrations.

    This book was a great investmest for kids and even the

    eleven year old boy, a proficient,reader, spent time in it.

    Also perfect for the kids to practice their reading skills.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Action Bible
    June 6, 2016
    Chris
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My daughter loves reading the Action Bible, she plans to read it all over this summer.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    excellant
    June 3, 2016
    mother of 3
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I bought this book for my 7 year old son and he absolutely loves it! its in terms he can understand, and he enjoys coming to me aftwr he reads and telling me what he has learned
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Q: Age appropriate? Regarding "The Action Bible" - what is the youngest age that this would be appropriate for?

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This book is recommended for ages 9-12.

Q: How does this compare to the Good and Evil Graphic bible? Very similiar?

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The illustrations and style of writing are very similar. However, the "Action Bible" has 750 pages so it is able to cover more material than the "Good and Evil Bible", which has 324 pages.

Q: I need more information about the Action Bible. The Lord has laid an 18 year old deaf mute upon my heart to mentor. Because he cannot speak it's hard to know how much he comprehends. He loves watching action movies and sports, so I was wondering if this would help him comprehend the price Jesus paid for him. Is this Action Bible both old & new testament? Does it come in a video?

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The Action Bible has 215 stories from the Old and New Testament, arranged in chronological order. The stories are told in a comic book style featuring clear writing and dramatic images. It is not available as a video.

Q: What age group is the Action Bible for?

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This Bible is designed for ages 9 to 12.

Q: What are the dimensions of this Bible?

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This Bible is 6.75" wide and 10.5" high with a 1.5" spine.

Q: what version of the bible is this based from? NKJV or NIV or NLT I need to know this is based on truth or just someones thoughts

A:

This text is an original version based on Biblical and historical texts.

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Author/Artist Review

Author: Sergio Cariello
Located in: Holiday, Florida
Submitted: March 25, 2010

    Tell us a little about yourself.  
I was born in Brazil.At the age of 5 I already knew I wanted to draw comics.At 11 I had my first comic strip published in Local newspapers-Frederico, the Detective. At Caliber Press I penciled, inked and lettered the HP Lovecraft's Dagon, with writer Steven Jones.At Marvel I drew Daredevil,Conan,Thor, Captain America, Disney's Quasimodo,Spider-man, the Avengers and others.Drew Batman, Superman, New Gods, Young Heroes in Love, Superboy, Steel, Guy Gardner, Hawkman, Man called X, The Flash, Deathstroke,Wonderwoman, Green Arrow, Azrael and others for DC.Taught 7 yrs at the Joe Kubert School.Member of the National Cartoonists Society since 1995.Worked with Chuck Dixon and Beau Smith in the Wildcat mini-series.Dark Horse(Beau's and mine Badlander), Image(Spawn),Sojourn, Lady Death, Scion, Crux, and other Crossgen titles,Iron Ghost with Chuck and ATP) and many others. Currently working on the Lone Ranger(Dynamic Forces), Son of Samson with writer Gary Martin for Zondervan/ Harper Collins, and other gigs here and there.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  To do a Life changing, Eternal value, relevant project the way I love to do: Comic Book format. When they called me, offering me to do it, I could not contain my excitement to revamp the Classic Picture Bible I read when I was a kid. This has probably been the most significant project of my life. I wish I was given more time to accomplish it but I had to do it in 3 years.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  Get entertainment and get inspired, hopefully get touched inwardly, reconnecting with the Artist of artists: Jesus Christ , who is present not only in the New Testament but in the Old testament as well. So I hope they gain life, full, never ending life.

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  I know the main Character, Jewish carpenter of this story of Love and redemption. Many times, while drawing the pages I found myself in need of applying the life teaching principals within this Divine inspired script in my own private world. One of the colorists got a personal life encounter with the messiah of the story. The subject matter taps into our soul in ways that can be revolutionary for our betterment .

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  From comics, strips and graphic novels: Hal Foster's Prince Valiant, Joe Kubert's Tarzan, John Buscema's Conan , Frank Frazetta's books , Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon and many others . In the movies side: Mel Gibson's "The Passion" and Franco Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" .

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  They can learn more about me and my work in my blog, my website,or even chat with me in Facebook or twitter by just searching for me in the internet.

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