Using a bold contemporary art style, the comic presents every word of the biblical gospel of Mark, within its historical, cultural and geographical context.
This book has 180 pages. 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 adults and ages 12+.
The Story Intro: After a brief time of liberty under the Hasmoneans, the people of Israel are once again under the boot of a foreign superpower. The Romans rule and tax every part of their world: water-tax, city-tax, road-tax, house-tax, even a tax on necessities like meat and salt. These fees were often 'harvested' by their own Jewish brothers, who would pay the oppressors and then skim off a little or a lot for themselves. For centuries, the Israelites have clung to the promise of a Messiah, one who would change everything. But this saviour is not what they'd thought he would be.
ENDORSEMENTS: "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.)