A little over two years ago I had the extreme pleasure to read New York Times best-selling author Randy Alcorn’s first graphic novel entitled Eternity! I received his second graphic novel this one entitled The Apostle from Kingstone Comics.
First off I want to say that while this is entitled The Kingstone Bible volume 10, The Apostle this is a stand alone book. The book follows the life of the man once called Saul of Tarsus; who met the messiah on the Damascus road and was never the same. He changed his name to Paul and began his life traveling and sharing the Gospel and meeting those who responded in favorable and unfavorable ways.
Randy weaves a story of Paul’s life using the bible and a little creative license. What comes forth is a completely amazing page turning story of one of my favorite bible personalities. I never really thought about Paul’s acceptance of Christ meaning his family’s rejection of him. Eye-opening! Yet he willingly followed God anyway. Randy write the character of Paul in a way that I could truly see him, as a loving man that enjoys a good joke.
Any comic or graphic novel is truly a team effort! You first have Randy Alcorn who wrote the amazing story than there is the men that brought Randy’s story to life on the page. Pencils by Javier Saltares, ink by Chris Ivy, colors by Ben Prenevost, letters by Zach Matheny. It takes a lot of work to bring a comic or graphic novel to life! This team did a fabulous job!
The Apostle is 160 pages of full-color, eye-pleasing graphics, and the story draws you right into the time frame of The Apostle. I honestly didn’t think Randy could do a better job than he did with his first graphic novel, Eternity! I was totally wrong! The Apostle is a spectacular book and would make a great addition to anyone’s comic book collection.
So if you want to discover the life and times of Paul the Apostle, this graphic novel is the perfect way to do it! I can’t recommend this novel enough! Words truly seem inadequate to say how good this book truly is! Head over to Randy Alcron’s website: http://store.epm.org/the-apostle and pick up a copy of The Apostle. You won’t regret it!
Moral Rating: Mild Violence
Audience: Teens and Adults
Genre: Graphic Novel
Our Rating: A+