Dive into the action and adventure of the Bible! BibleForce will help you discover biblical heroes in these Bible stories for children written and illustrated in comic-book style.
This beautifully illustrated Bible is retold in a visually enticing, fast-paced narrative that is sure to capture the attention of kids and fans of graphic novels. BibleForce follows the events of the Bible in chronological order and shares nearly 200 stories of Scripture in a simple, straightforward retelling. This Bible storybook is even more exciting when paired with the BibleForce app, which is free with purchase of the book, and is available on iTunes and Android.
BibleForce is a great book to be read together and is simple enough for young readers to read on their own. Kids will be enthralled in the thrilling drama of the Bible and the detail of the illustrations—they won’t be able to put down this exciting book.
Jump into the story of God’s Word and discover the amazing heroes within its pages.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 10 Years|
What People are Saying About This
'BibleForce: The First Heroes Bible is an amazing new Bible storybook that is brilliantly illustrated with comic-style Christian artwork that everyone will love. While reviewing this book, we were really impressed with the biblical artwork and accuracy throughout. . . .
The colorful illustrations help take readers through the adventures and help them understand the full story of the Bible. We were surprised to learn fun, new things about the Bible while reading through.
This book is for all ages, but parents will love having a book that gets their children engaged and to want to learn about the Bible and God's Word. BibleForce is a great book to be read together but is easy enough for young readers to read on their own.' DrawforGod.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you have a reluctant reader or are having trouble getting your child to read their Bible, BibleForce is the way to go!! I wish I’d had this when my boys were younger, instead I had to rely on the Wimpy Kid books to lure them into read – & it worked but at a price. Now you have the advantage of inspiring your child’s imagination with factual information that will help their spiritual growth and let them have a great time too! I loved how the graphics were eyecatching and the text simple. I didn’t need to worry whether the kids would understand or read each of the short stories, I knew they could, and that the little ones could remember and follow along even without being read to. Plus, there is something in BibleForce for all ages.
Bibleforce is a book of Bible hero stories. Think of Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, etc. But it doesn't stop there. It includes heroes, but men and women, of the Bible. So expect to find Ruth and Esther as well. I have the Action Bible, which is a similar format to this one. It's set up like a graphic novel. When I saw that, I was immediately curious about the content, the look, everything. And most importantly, how will my kids like it? I can say that the first day we had it, they actually fought over who got to read it. "But he's had it for a long time. It's my turn!" This isn't a complete Bible, so don't go into it expecting as much. But it does capture major parts from the Bible as does a good job in illustrating. The artwork isn't cheesy or too cartoony. It looks like graphic novel illustrations. This was a big hit for my family. I'm sure it will be for other families, especially for kids ages 7-13. My daughter isn't big on chapter books, but she happily read through Bibleforce. And my son, who does like chapter books, still reads graphic novels, so this was enjoyable for him. Overall, this is a great buy for families with kids. I'd even recommend it for ESL (English as a Second Language) learners, or anyone that has trouble focusing on nothing but text. The illustrations go a long way to help keep the reader engaged. I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion and I'm glad I was given the opportunity. This is a great addition to our home library! I'd even consider purchasing them as gifts for my Sunday school class.
I am usually a bit leery of any Bibles which are branded toward a particular demographic. That’s true even of kid’s Bibles, although to a lesser extent. I recognize that it can be helpful to simplify some of the biblical language to accommodate children. However, it can also be said that some children’s Bibles might be simplified to the point where they don’t necessarily reflect the actual words of Scripture. Because of my general skepticism, I found it difficult to pull the trigger on the BibleForce: The First Heroes Bible. Aside from my aversion to niche-branded Bibles, this one, in particular, seemed especially problematic because of it being branded as a “Heroes Bible.” The assumption from that subtitle being that many of the characters should be lauded as heroes. Far be it from me to undermine the significance of the Abraham’s, Isaac’s, and Jacob’s we find in the Bible, but I think we can all agree that these men weren’t superheroes. So, for these reasons and more, I was pretty skeptical prior to cracking open this Bible and reading through it with my kiddos. But to my great surprise, I have quickly become a huge fan of this Bible! I do feel like I should make a clarifying statement, though. I hesitate to call this an actual Bible. I don’t mean that to sound derogatory, but due to the amount of conjecture used to formulate some of the dialogue between the characters in the book, I’m not entirely comfortable categorizing much of its content as Scriptural. That’s not to say that it’s heretical in any way, it’s just that some of the content isn’t found in the Scripture. I would liken this book to something more along the lines of The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings us Back to the Garden, which is an incredible book, but more of a commentary on the story of the Bible rather than being a Bible itself. So I would say that the BibleForce “Bible” is more of a mingling of Scripture and conjectural commentary. All of that said, this book has been a hit in our house. It’s certainly a unique and compelling presentation of the Bible. It’s put together in what looks a lot like a comic book format, which is really cool. The illustrations are great and actually really helpful, even (especially) for an adult like me. It includes a handful of maps, a helpful run-down of what the Bible is, how it was written, who wrote it, its genres, etc, and it provides a brief chronology of significant events. It’s been a valuable addition to our family’s library and I’m excited to use it in our bedtime reading time with the kiddos. [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook Bloggers/Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for an honest review.]
I am really impressed with this book! It’s marketed towards kids but I think teenagers and adults would also love it. Graphic novels are very popular right now and what’s better than a graphic novel Bible? I am a very visual person and I find that seeing a picture with a story really helps me remember more and envision the story more. The illustrations in this book are very colorful and detailed. I really like how the people are depicted, especially Jesus…He is depicted in the way I’ve always seen Him in my mind’s eye. The book starts with a great introduction to the Bible and a visual timeline of “what happened when”. The stories are then told from Genesis to Revelation, with a title for the story and a scripture reference for each story. There are also many hero profiles that dig deeper into the heroes of the Bible (Moses, David, Samson, Jesus). The book itself is hardcover (and very heavy) with a ribbon bookmark, which I love. This book would be an excellent gift for a new believer or young Christian but I feel that it should only be used as a supplemental resource as it’s not the complete word of God. That being said, it is amazing when taken for what it is! I highly recommend this to anyone! My Rating: 5 stars I received this book from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
BibleForce The First Heroes Bible By Tommy Nelson Books, Published by Thomas Nelson , is a brand new bible in a comic book format. I was impressed from the moment I opened this thick, beautiful book! I think many readers will be delighted with this bible experience- no mater what their ages. It is no exaggeration to say that in the literal sense, the personalities and historical figures of the bible are the first super heroes. This full color graphic novel- format bible features bold illustrations along side, the fast action packed story of the bible. Unlike other cartoon bible story books, this bible features authentic comic book quality artwork in each and every scene. There are authentically detailed vintage comic cartoons with text that makes the word of God come alive in a comic book type of format. This is a book that will appeal to readers of all ages; not just kids but adults as well, especially comic book enthusiasts. This BibleForce bible represents a wonderful outreach opportunity to reach more people than ever in spreading the gospel message. For those new to the bible this is a great way to learn the gospel message. Those familiar with the bible will enjoy seeing this illustrative adaption and comparing it to the actual bible. This bible is the perfect outreach opportunity for those who love reading graphic novels, super heroes as well as comic books. An entirely new generation will be reached with this new bible. This BibleForce adaption of the bible, would make the perfect gift for yourself or a special loved one. As a mom of 4 kids, I find that I enjoy reading this bible myself as I would to share with my kids ranging from age 3 to 16. Even if you don't have kids, this is still a book you will want. If you are into comics, superheroes, action sagas and adventure stories, you will love the engaging format of this book that is entertaining enough for young readers, with sufficient attention to detail to engage discriminating adult readers as well. Bibleforce is faithful to the word of God. In fact, difficult to understand concepts such as the parables and revelation, are brought to light with beautiful illustrations and text side by side. The parable of the sower, the good Samaritan and other unexpected adaptions are included in this bible. I found that stories that are left out of other bible story books, even other graphic novel adaptions of the bible- are included here in BibleForce in satisfying and enlightening detail. The dialog is consistent with the bible- other than the comic format, liberties are not taken to dilute the word of God. Its the basic message basically in a new innovative format. One is never too old to read the bible in a graphic format. As a blogger I received a copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review.