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Number of Pages: 120
Vendor: Kingstone Media Group
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 10.2 X 6.7 X .4 (inches)|
In a dramatic rendition of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, author Randy Alcorn and artist Javier Saltares take readers into the realm of first-century Jerusalem and then two very different eternal realms. Eternity is a graphic novel.
Randy Alcorn is the author of Heaven, which has sold over 850,000 copies, as well as the novel Courageous. Eternity with Kingstone Media is his first graphic novel.
"This is no ordinary comic book, no spiritual 'Happy Meal.' Randy and his artists have crafted a story that is deeply stirring and profound, challenging the reader with theological truth and our personal accountability to it. God anoints His Word; give Eternity a read and it will speak." - Frank Peretti, author of This Present Darkness, The Visitation and The Cooper Kids Adventure Series
"Great art. Great story. Eternity is like a movie on a printed page. Even the most reluctant reader will be gripped by the depth and substance of this compelling tale. If you've never read a graphic novel, wait no longer!" - Bill Myers, film producer and director, creator of the animated "Magee and Me," and The Many World of Wally McDougal
"Captivating visuals driven by a powerful, gospel-centered narrative, Eternity is a groundbreaking book that reaches young people where they are and lifts them higher." - Alex and Brett Harris, authors of Do Hard Things, founders of TheRebelution.com
I LOVE Randy Alcorn's Eternity because it touches my grandchildren's lives with the truth of Scripture in a compelling format. I gave it to my ten year old granddaughter Savannah. She read forty pages to her three sisters before bedtime and finished it the next day! Savannah says, 'Eternity was really interesting and fun to read. Some parts are very funny and some parts are very sad. Reading it made me think differently about heaven and hell, and especially about angels. I never knew they were warriors! I would tell all my friends to read this book!'" - Dennis Rainey, president of FamilyLife, host of FamilyLife Today radio
Eternity brings a familiar biblical story to light in an engaging and powerful way. Readers will find themselves immersed in the streets of first-century Jerusalem, and also catch tantalizing views of Heavens wonders along with frightening glimpses of Hell. - Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family
As a youth pastor for over 35 years, I believe Randy Alcorn's graphic novel Eternity is a must read for all ages. The message is cutting edge, biblical, memorable, masculine, and strategic. I can still see the images of heaven, hell, angels and Jesus. What a small group and discipleship tool for students! - Steve Keels, pastor of students and men's ministry, author of Truthquest Inductive Student Bible
"For a visual generation, the need for a new, creative mode of storytelling is greater than ever. People think millennials don't read. That's not true. They just read differently. Randy is an author with the courage to try something new, and the experience to make it good. As a top-shelf thinker on the future of God's world, he's the perfect voice to write the graphic novel Eternity." - John Mark Comer, pastor for teaching and vision, Solid Rock Church, Portland, Oregon
Last evening I read Eternity. I felt I was experiencing the vivid reality of my first months as a new believer, back in college-when the literalness of Christ's life, death, power and presence overwhelmed my life. It really fed and challenged my heart. "First love" stuff was going on. I'm looking forward to reading this book again and again, and seeing the broad impact it's going to have in countless lives. - Alan Hlavka, lead pastor, Good Shepherd Community Church, Gresham, Oregon
"Randy Alcorn's Eternity is engaging, biblically faithful, and beautifully illustrated. What a powerful tool for presenting the gospel to young adults!"
- Alex Chediak, Professor, California Baptist University, author of Thriving at College
"In the not too distant future, every one of us will move from time into eternity. May God use Randy Alcorn's graphic novel Eternity to reach a lost and dying generation while there's still time." - Ray Comfort, host of "The Way of the Master," author of The Beatles, God and the Bible
AP - Seattle5 Stars Out Of 5EternityDecember 15, 2015AP - SeattleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Randy Alcorn is a true and faithful witness. The illustrations in this graphic novel are outstanding.
April4 Stars Out Of 5EternityFebruary 4, 2015AprilQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Nice illustrations and interesting expansion on a biblical story. I found it enjoyable and interesting. Themes are too complicated for children, however. I have a 10 year old who found the story too hard to understand.
justscottRochester, NYAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A blessing to read!September 19, 2013justscottRochester, NYAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Eternity - Graphic Novel is beautifully illustrated, has a
fast moving, understandable plot, and is thoroughly enjoyable as well as educational.
PastorJ5 Stars Out Of 5Rogue Cinema ReviewAugust 8, 2013PastorJQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Eternity: The Graphic Novel (2013)
Reviewed By Jason S. Lockard
The comic book industry is subject to highs and lows. Right now thanks to movies like Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers and Man of Steel, comic books are booming! Kingstone Comics is all about bringing the greatest stories ever written from the Bible and making them come to life with some eye-popping illustrations. I had the extreme pleasure of getting their newest release, Eternity.
Anyone who has ever read the Bible and gone to Sunday School or church no doubt remembers the story of the Rich Man and the beggar Lazarus taught by Jesus Christ. This short story is made into an elaborate tale written by bestselling author Randy Alcorn and illustrated by artist Javier Saltares, who is known for his work on such comics as Wolverine and Ghost Rider.
Eternity is 128 pages of full-color, eye-pleasing graphics, and the story is just enthralling. You will find yourself losing track of time and turning the pages to see what is coming next. Eternity brings Jesus' parable to vivid life. Even the smallest child can understand the lesson that Jesus was trying to teach.
While this is a Christian graphic novel and the idea is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus, anyone can enjoy it. The story is beautifully written and the illustrations are mind-blowingly spectacular. The quality of storytelling and art is right up there with the best of DC and Marvel comics. I am proud to put this in a prominent place in my graphic novel library along with my DC and Marvel comics. I look forward to seeing more great things from Kingstone Comics.
So if you want to discover a graphic novel that the whole family can enjoy, I highly, highly recommend you pick up a copy of Eternity or any of the other great novels. You won't regret it! Even Grandma and Grandpa will love them.
Moral Rating: Mild Violence, Scary Images
Audience: Teens and Adults
Genre: Graphic Novel - Drama
Our Rating: A+
RS in MaineMaineAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5August 2, 2013RS in MaineMaineAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Great theology, good story-telling, fine art work. A wonderful book.