The Kinstone Bible Trilogy comes in three hefty volumes. The combined weight of the three hardcover books is 12.4 lbs. They encompass 2,023 full-color pages with impressive artwork.
This Bible Trilogy is one of the most complete adaptations of the Bible in a graphic form. It provides a different look at the stories in the bible from Genesis to Revelation and with its full and stunning color images it really brings the stories to life.
CEO of Kingstone, Art Ayris notes:
The truth is, I never envisioned myself as a comics publisher. But I did feel a divine, electromagnetic pull into media. As a former children’s pastor working with unchurched kids coming from marginal and challenging circumstances I was always scraping and struggling to find good resources to explain and teach the Bible to them. Out of all these circumstances was born Kingstone Comics as a way to explain the Scriptural truth to kids as well as provide some healthy entertainment.
Key Features of The Kingstone Bible Trilogy
- A complete graphic reconstruction of the Bible
- Visually stunning art curated by DC and Marvel experienced comic artists
- More than 10,000 art panels
- Over 2000 full-color pages
- Provides a fresh look on the stories of the Bible
- Designed for kids, teens, or anyone who may find reading the Bible difficult
- Scripture references at bottom of pages
Kingstone Bible Volume 1
This volume covers the stories of the Bible before the birth and life of Jesus. It starts in the Garden of Eden and goes through stories in the order they appear in the Bible.
You are taken through the fall of man, the story surrounding the Tower of Babel, The story of Noah and the Ark. It speaks to the creation of the nation of Israel and how they are lead to the promised land. Stories of Ruth, Samuel, King David, and many more are all depicted in Volume 1.
At the bottom of each page, you can find scripture references to the stories so that you can go back and read them from any translation of the Bible you prefer to use.
Kingstone Bible Volume 2
The second of three volumes cover the biblical timeline from after King David up onto the birth of Jesus. So it begins with the story of King Solomon.
The timeline starts there and goes on to cover all the kinds of Israel up to the fall of the nation. It features the story fo the Jews and their exile portrayed through the bible books of Nehemia, Esther, Ezra, and Daniel.
Then there is the section on the major prophets which open with the prophet Isaiah followed by the minor prophets and the foretelling in Micah of where Jesus will be born.
This volume of The Kinstone Bible Trilogy covers every major and every minor prophet in the Old Testament. The final section of this volume speaks to Greek culture’s rise as it leads up to the coming of Jesus.
Kingstone Bible Volume 3
This volume of The Kingstone Bible Trilogy covers the time from Jesus’ birth to his return in Revelation. This is the final volume of the series with the main story being the life of Jesus and also His teachings. It covers in detail what took place after Jesus’ death and resurrection with his followers.
My thoughts on The Kingstone Bible Trilogy
This Bible is designed with very well-done comic and graphic illustrations. If you or your child grew up loving comic books, then this will be right up your alley. It is a great option for older kids or teenagers. I appreciate the fact that they didn’t sugarcoat violent scenes from the Bible, but be cautious of this depending on your child’s age.
Because of the comic-style illustrations, this is an absolute joy to flip through and read. I find myself looking at the same page for lengthy periods of time simply to see all the details.
There are many versions of the Bible and this is very much a paraphrased version. If that bothers you, then this isn’t the Bible for you. However, the authors do provide a scripture reference at the bottom of every single page. This is a great detail that helps you know where you’re at if you want to dig deeper. The Bible adds a different perspective as you are reading another person’s visual interpretation of the stories of the book.
If you are not a “reader” then this Bible is for you! I know when I was a teenager, I didn’t find my joy sitting down to read any book. I can easily get lost in long blocks of text.
Lastly, the Bibles are very well put together. From the binding to the high-quality paper, they do not disappoint! It will make the perfect gift for your teen or someone you know.
Video Overviews of The Kingstone Bible
The Kinstone Bible Trilogy is a great read for anyone who is struggling to get through the Bible or who needs a “fun” Bible. This bible is designed to keep its readers engaged visually throughout the entire read. And it does such a good job at this that you have to make an effort to not rush to see it all at once.
Though this is not a scripture by scripture type of reading it does have scriptural references at the bottom of each page. So after reading through a story, you will know which scripture to reference if you need to.
This set is made up of three Bibles which are beautifully designed, bound, and printed. They should last you a long time. They are a great gift idea and come at a really good price point.
Kingstone doesn’t just produce the Bible Trilogy, they also have many short one-off comics explaining various topics and stories. These individual comics are great. I especially liked “Luther”! Others like “Hell” explain hell references in the Bible and lightly touch on how different Biblical scholars approach the topic.
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