Thomas Nelson – 2011 – ISBN: 978-1400316854
My sons and I love superheroes. We love the idea that someone possesses some skill or ability that we could only dream of having. My oldest boy loves villains. He dreams of flying through buildings with Spider-man but imagines himself wielding the red lightsaber of Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith. When I got this book in the mail, Aidan almost ripped it out of my hands. He could not wait to read it.
Thomas Nelson structured this book in a unique way. They have laid out the biblical text with computer generated illustrations to tell the stories of heroes or villains of the Bible. Each chapter reminds the reader that the difference between a hero and a villain lies in their choices. The book goes by biblical order of the stories found in Scripture. The chapters are short enough you could read them at bedtime or in a devotional time with your child. The reading level looks to be ages 8 and up (According to Amazon.com). This seems to be right because it uses the New Internation Readers Version (NIrV).
This book could have been a must have for all ages. I have become increasingly reticent about allowing my children to read current comic books or graphic novels. The pictures in this book look to be for a older audience than 8 years old. I also do not care for the illustrations they chose. They are a bit creepy.
Check it out definitely. However, just be aware.
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