The Book of Revelation

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THE CLIMACTIC BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL

The final book of the Bible has challenged, inspired, and astonished readers for nearly 2000 years. The book of Revelation may be the most analyzed text in all of Scripture. And yet it remains the most mysterious.

Now comes an illustrated graphic novel version of this amazing book, including all 404 verses of this scriptural masterpiece. Stand in the Apostle John’s sandals and watch the New Testament’s...

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Overview

THE CLIMACTIC BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL

The final book of the Bible has challenged, inspired, and astonished readers for nearly 2000 years. The book of Revelation may be the most analyzed text in all of Scripture. And yet it remains the most mysterious.

Now comes an illustrated graphic novel version of this amazing book, including all 404 verses of this scriptural masterpiece. Stand in the Apostle John’s sandals and watch the New Testament’s climactic war between good and evil unfold in dramatic and dazzling imagery. See the Lamb, the Seven-Headed Dragon, and the Beast as never before. Take a thrilling ride through ancient prophecy. Discover anew the story of the ultimate fulfillment of John’s faith as the final battle is fought between God and Satan.

Including a translation by Fr. Mark Arey and Fr. Philemon Sevastiades, an adaptation by Matt Dorff, and illustrations by renowned artist Chris Koelle, The Book of Revelation is an emotionally stirring and thought-provoking way to experience this timeless narrative.

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Working from a new translation from the ancient Greek text—translated by Frs. Arey and Sevastiades, and adapted by Dorff—artist Koelle crafts a visual tour de force that renders the still somewhat obscure content of the Bible’s final book accessible to those who don’t have the benefit of years of biblical scholarship. The Apostle John’s account of the prophesied final conflict between the absolutes of good and evil is given vivid depiction that strikes the perfect, tasteful tone for the material’s extremes of wonder and apocalyptic horror, as assorted angels, monsters, and cosmic happenstance enjoy a color palette of subdued borderline psychedelia. While casual readers might bypass what is essentially a straight biblical translation to the graphic novel medium, they would be missing out on a page-turner whose marriage of sacred text and spectacular art as still an riveting narrative. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310421405
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 328,153
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Father Mark Arey is currently the Director of the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as well as a principal translator of the Holy Synod Committee for translation of Greek liturgical texts.

Matt Dorff adapted the English translation of the Book of Revelation into a graphic novel script. He also oversaw the design and illustration process for the 16 months of production. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California Cinema School and has had over 30 of his movie scripts produced for film and television.

Chris has created illustrations for dozens of books, graphic novels, and award-winning documentaries, combining both traditional and digital media in his work. He loves truth, beauty, and goodness. Chris lives and works in South Carolina with his wife Annie, who is also an artist, and their son, Marshall, and daughter, Pearl.

Chris grew up splitting his time between Greece and Canada. At age 9, he started doing TV commercials and professional theater. He left home at 18 to perform in a series of US national tours after which, he landed on Broadway. Chris now splits his time between New York and Los Angeles acting in TV and Film. Also an established voice-over artist, he can be hard on numerous national campaigns and networks.

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The Book of Revelation


ZONDERVAN

Copyright © 2012 Every I Publishing, Inc.
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-310-42140-5


Chapter One

WHEN THE LAMB OPENED THE SEVENTH SEAL, THERE WAS SILENCE IN HEAVEN FOR HALF AN HOUR.

Then I saw the seven Angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.

Another Angel came, and he stood before the altar of sacrifice. He had a censer of pure gold.

He was given a great quantity of incense, and he began to offer it with the prayers of all the Saints on the golden altar before the throne.

A smoky cloud of incense, with the prayers of the Saints, ascended from the hand of the Angel into the presence of God.

Then the Angel took the censer, filled it to the brim with fire from the altar of sacrifice ...

... and hurled the fire ...

... to earth.

Explosions boomed – a clap of thunder, a flash of lightning, and the quaking of the earth!

And the seven Angels readied themselves to sound their seven trumpets.

When the first Angel blasted his trumpet, a storm of hail and fire mixed with blood was launched to earth, scorching a third of the earth.

Fire consumed a third of all the trees, and all the young green grass was incinerated.

When the second Angel sounded his trumpet, a towering mountain, burning with fire ...

... was cast into the sea, and a third part of the sea became blood.

A third of the sea creatures (those with the life force) died ...

... and a third of all ships were utterly destroyed.

When the third Angel let forth the peal of his trumpet, a great star burning like a brilliant torch plummeted from the sky.

It crashed into a third of the rivers and the sources of all fresh water.

And the name of the star was Absinthe.

A third of all the fresh water became poisonous (as if contaminated with absinthe), and many people perished from that water.

When the fourth Angel's trumpet roared, a third portion of the sun, a third portion of the moon, and a third portion of the stars were blotted out, so that a third of each was overwhelmed by darkness. The day was shortened by a third, and likewise the night was deprived of a third of its lesser lights.

Then I looked: an eagle was flying at the summit of Heaven.

"Woe! Woe! Woe to all the inhabitants of the earth!" I heard his voice thunder.

"For there are yet three trumpets to be sounded by three Angels to come!"

(Continues...)



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Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter I....................5
Chapter II....................13
Chapter III....................21
Chapter IV....................29
Chapter V....................37
Chapter VI....................45
Chapter VII....................53
Chapter VIII....................61
Chapter IX....................69
Chapter X....................77
Chapter XI....................85
Chapter XII....................93
Chapter XIII....................101
Chapter XIV....................109
Chapter XV....................117
Chapter XVI....................125
Chapter XVII....................133
Chapter XVIII....................141
Chapter XIX....................149
Chapter XX....................157
Chapter XXI....................165
Chapter XXII....................173
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Wish I had been told that I could not read it before I purchased it

    I use the Nook app and usually do not have any problems. Just bought this book and I cannot open it in the app. Says it is not readable on the device. That is something that should be mentioned before someone shells out the $15.

    Too bad, looks like a great book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    I ordered the hard copy and received it right on time. I could n

    I ordered the hard copy and received it right on time. I could not put it down. The art was exceptional and each panel made a connection with the reader through the duo of Scripture and vivid imagery. Well done!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Wheres my book?

    I got the book with my nook after reading the sample. Now it wont open, i got charged $15 twice for the book with zero results. They need to fix this issue. Why have it in digital format if it wont work?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    Summary: Based on a 2004 translation by two Greek Orthodox pries

    Summary: Based on a 2004 translation by two Greek Orthodox priests, The Book of Revelation is an illustrated interpretation of the entire book of Revelation. This visual narrative tells the story from John’s perspective in exile, on the Island of Patmos.


    Review: Unlike many similar Bible comics, The Book of Revelation, features no textual commentary, but only visual commentary. The entire text of Revelation fills this book, and the reader is given images to illustrate the events of the book.

    First, let me offer my criticisms. The translation used is odd . . . but that’s generally a good thing. It forces those familiar with the biblical text to consider it freshly. While the translation is generally faithful to the original language, there are a few modern phrases like, “leapt forth” and “rocketing from heaven” that seem out of place for the way the text was translated. In addition to this, some of the artistic interpretations of the original text just seem counter to what I visualize when I read Revelation. The image of Christ the Lamb is a particular example of this.

    Beyond these criticisms, I absolutely love this book. The authors help the readers experience Revelation almost as if we were St. John and these visions were being revealed to us as well. One of the brilliant storytelling methods the authors implement is using John as a character in the story. Often, the artists show us John’s reactions to the visions he’s experiencing. We see John’s fearful face in the presence of God. We see his disgust at the murderous depravity of men. We see his shock and horror as the judgments are poured out on the earth. And we see his jubilation as he beholds the new heaven and new earth. Absolutely brilliant!

    The art colors are mostly muted an subdued . . . but when we are given vibrant colors, they grab hold of the senses and communicate powerfully.

    I should also pause here to note that I picked this book up in the “children’s section” of a store. This is not a children’s book. It is suitable for teenagers, but the book does not shy away from illustrating the horrors found in the book.

    In conclusion, I love this book. Revelation is a highly visual epistle, prophecy, and apocalypse. I cannot imagine reading this book without responding to God with awe, reverence, fear, and joy that one day, the Lord Jesus Christ will return and make all things right.

    Rating: 5/5 (I loved it)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

    Most Highly Recommended!!

    I bought four of these amazing portrayals of Revelation for Christmas presents. The graphic presentation is outstanding! A must read, over and over again!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    The best

    Just awesome!!!! Should cost 30$

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