David C Cook / 2020 / HardcoverOur Price$17.995 out of 5 stars for The Action Bible, Updated. View reviews of this product. 395 Reviews
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Anne5 Stars Out Of 5Great bible for comic loversAugust 1, 2022AnneThis bible is so great for kids! Having a reference with wonderful images has helped in our study of the bible. I highly recommend all the Action Bible collection.
null5 Stars Out Of 5If your child love comic book style books, this bible is for you.June 9, 2022nullQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My 9 year old son didn't like any of the bibles he received over the years. They were either too "baby-ish" or they had too many words and not enough pictures. In one week he is halfway through the Old Testament. Great action and dialogue among the characters. Beautiful artwork and surprisingly sturdy pages. I'm going to purchase the Devotional one as well. As a homeschool mom, I'm planning on using that as a Bible course for him next year!
Lou5 Stars Out Of 5Bible surpriseApril 20, 2022LouQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was pleasantly surprised by the comic book lay out. Perfect for children
EddieBronx, NYAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Lights, Action, BibleApril 7, 2022EddieBronx, NYAge: 45-54Gender: maleThis is a great way to engage children and teenagers to learn about the bible. Just like a comic book, it brings biblical stories to life. The graphics are awesome.. The value for this book is awesome!
null1 Stars Out Of 5Surprised By Liberties/InaccuraciesMarch 28, 2022nullI recently purchased this Bible for my son. He loves the pictures and enjoys the artwork (which definitely does mirror comic books). Upon reading the Bible out loud to him, though, I kept noticing things that I disagreed with, such as some embellishment that I felt really took liberties (like with the thoughts/conversations of the characters) and some things that were just straight up factually wrong. This really surprised me, especially when I saw so many five star reviews on here. It made me wonder if I am the one off base! I'll walk you through a few things that stood out to me about the life of Abram and you can decide for yourself.
When Abram is still living in Ur, The Action Bible has God telling Abram to leave. Abram wants to leave his family behind, but his dad is upset about this and orders that he and Lot are going with him. When they arrive in Haran, Terah wants to stay there and retire. So out of respect for his dad (and direct disobedience to God), Abram settles in Haran. When Terah dies, Abram "immediately takes charge" and orders the family to load up so that he can now leave like God had told him to. Comparing this to Genesis 11:26 - 12:4), God didn't speak to Abram about leaving his family and going to where God wanted him to until after Terah had died. They were already living in Haran, not Ur. Terah moved his family to Haran, not Abram. Other than the factual error, I didn't appreciate how it portrayed Abram as disobedient to God to obey his father and making his father seem selfish and verbally insulting God (Terah: "Seriously, Abram, it's better to worship ALL the God's. That way you don't offend one by leaving him out." Abram: "Worshipping other gods offends the one true God." Terah: "So...you're saying He's selfish?").
When Abram has Sarai pretend to be his sister out of fear of being killed by the Egyptians (Genesis 12:11-20), The Action Bible has a conversation between Abram and Sarai after they leave Egypt when Pharoah discovers that Sarai is actually Abram's wife and not sister. To paraphrase, Abram and Sarai realize their plan to fool Pharoah to save Abram's life was foolish. Abram is very remorseful, asking for Sarai's forgiveness. She forgives him. He says he will only trust God from now on and hopes God will forgive him. Sarai responds that she is sure He will forgive Abram. Sarai then tells Abram that she hopes it's the last time she has to pretend to be his sister. I don't take issue with this much, but what I don't like is that Abram does have Sarai (Sarah at this point) pretend to be his sister again in Genesis 20, but this is not addressed in The Action Bible.
This may sound nitpicky, but The Action Bible states, "As Hagar's son, Ishmael, grow to boyhood, he is the center of attention throughout the camp, both women take pride in him, but in her heart, Sarah knows that Ishmael isn't really hers." Maybe I somehow missed this part in the Bible, but I don't see where Ishmael was the center of attention and I definitely don't see Sarah taking pride in him.
Again, this may sound nitpicky, but according to Genesis 18, when the three men visited Abram, Scripture is clear that two of the men were angels and one was God. The two angels walk on toward Sodom and God stays and talks to Abram (now Abraham at this point). The Action Bible shows a picture of Abram burning a sacrifice to God while talking, looking up at the sky. It does not have a face-to-face conversation.
I'm going to choose to stop there so this review doesn't get too lengthy. These things may not bother you, but it did bother me since my seven-year-old son is not well versed in the Bible to have the discretion to recognize where liberties are taken versus facts. You make the best decision for your family, but for mine, I am returning The Action Bible.
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