Using a bold contemporary art style, the comic presents every word of the biblical Book of Judges, within its historical, cultural and geographical context.
It employs a high view of scripture and the translation used is the World English Bible. It is part of the graphic novel series, The Word for Word Bible Comic. Aimed primarily at ages 15+.
The Story: Ancient fortresses lie in ruins and temples to dark entities have been torn down. In battle after battle God has smashed the enemies of His holy nation and they have, at last, taken the promised land. But now His chosen people have turned their back on Him. Forgetting the great waters that parted before them and the massive city walls that shattered at their call, they leave God's way in the dirt and try to live life by their own rules. These dark centuries are a spiral of temptation, greed, lust, betrayal and tragedy. However, ordinary men like Samson and Gideon are called by an angel of heaven and given divine powers to turn the tide and save the people from annihilation. Although, it seems that even these heroes are not free from corruption.
"Very interesting. As clear a readable rendition of the Bible as I have seen. Makes biblical teaching more accessible to young and old alike." -John Wagner, Co-creator of Judge Dredd.
"Indeed, one might argue that The Word for Word Bible Comic is actually a more authentic presentation of the Bible than our bare printed texts, which invite us to fill a visual vacuum by supplying pictures in our own imagination of people and events."- Rev. Dr Christopher R. Smith (Author of "Understanding the Books of the Bible" Study Guides from IVP. Doctorate in Historical Theology and the Bible.)