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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Names, Games, and the Long Road Trip: Genesis-Exodus, Vol. 1 (MangaBible series)


Genre- Juvenile Nonfiction, Religious, Christian, Comic and Graphic Novels

Names, Games, and the Long Road Trip from the MangaBible Series by Young Shin Lee and illustrated by Jung Sun Hwang

Published by- Zondervan

Copyrighted- 2007

Number of pages- 160

Age Group- 9-12

Description of book- softcover, list price $6.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-71287-9

Extra- where you can learn more about all the books in the series and also different series.

Names, Games, and the Long Road Trip, is based on Genesis and Exodus and is done in the manga style which leads to the black and white illustrations and speech bubbles telling the story.  No character is left out.  Read about Adam, Eve, Noah and more. 

Please visit these links to learn more about the book and ZGraphic Novels. Here is a Sample of chapter one. Here is an Interview describing ZGraphic Novels.

About the author- Young Shin Lee founded the Korean Cultural Research Center, serves at the Korean Defense Graduate School Church and has a master degree.  He has written The Manhwa Bible in Korean.
About the illustrator- Jung Sun Hwang  has drawn for The Manhwa Bible and other books in Korea.  He also has a degree in Architectural Engineering.
My thoughts-

I have always avoided reading the ever popular graphic novels, but when I learned that there were Christian graphic novels, I decided I would give them a try.  I really liked what I read and saw in this book.

The graphic novels are in the “manga” style, which is Japanese term for “comic.”  These books are unlike the comics I grew up with as they are published in black and white with strong artwork and emotions in a book format.

I would agree that there is strong artwork and emotions shown in this book using the “manga” style.  I really enjoyed this book, because I could see what the manga style was showing.  I could easily tell who the characters were and how it related to Genesis and Exodus.

I would recommend Names, Games, and the Long Road Trip, because graphic novels are becoming more popular. As graphic novels become more popular it will be more important than ever to have Christian graphic novels for people to read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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