The Action Bible   -     By: Illustrated by Sergio Cariello
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The Action Bible

Illustrated By: Sergio Cariello
David C. Cook / 2010 / Hardcover

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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
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 9-12

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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
    Visual learners
    February 23, 2015
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This bible is great for visual learners. The images help to bring the bible to life for my son and it's less intimidating for younger kids than a traditional bible. I highly recommend buying the study version additionally for use during worship and study.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 3, 2015
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My son looks this bible and it is encouraging that he wants to read the bible more now as it is in a format that he can understand better. we have since purchased for another of his friends and he also loves this way to read the bible stories.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 1, 2015
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My 9 year old daughter LOVED this book! She could not put it down. She learned so much about so many Bible stories. She read it cover to cover and has started on her second time through.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 26, 2015
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My boys love this book and want to read it each night.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great book
    January 21, 2015
    Joanne Landis
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I actually got this for myself -- I have difficulty reading formal scripture and am a very visual person, so the promo video for this book sold me on getting it. And, it's a great book! Just like the kid in the video, I can't put it down. The illustrations are fantastic, the book is in chronological order and tells the "stories" of major biblical characters. I'm still new to understanding the bible, and with this version I am learning a lot. When I'm finished, I'm going to share it with my neighbor's son who has a very short attention span - this will work well for him too!
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Q: Age appropriate? Regarding "The Action Bible" - what is the youngest age that this would be appropriate for?


This book is recommended for ages 9-12.

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


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?


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?


This Bible is designed for ages 9 to 12.

Q: What are the dimensions of this Bible?


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


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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