The Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation

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The final book of the Bible has challenged, inspired, and astonished readers for nearly 2000 years.  There has been so much written about it, so many interpretations and commentaries printed, that the book of Revelation is probably the most analyzed book in all of Scripture. And yet it remains the most mysterious.

Now comes an illustrated graphic novel version of Revelation designed to give the text a visual resonance and physical vividness that makes it more real than ever before. This telling of Revelation is intended to have an immediate visceral impact, similar to the impact it would have had on its first and second century audiences, most of whom would have experienced it by hearing it told aloud. Our guide through the narrative is the apostle John, and in the book we see and hear the events channeled through his senses.  His powerful descriptions have been transformed into imagery that makes the text come to life for contemporary readers.

Including a translation by Fr. Mark Arey, an adaptation by Matt Dorff, and illustrations by renowned Christian artist Chris Koelle, The Book of Revelation is a fresh way to experience the wonders of this timeless narrative. See the Lamb, the Seven-Headed Dragon and the Beast as you’ve never seen them before. This visual experience of Revelation packs an emotional wallop as it captures John’s journey from the bleakness of his Patmos island prison to the glory of the Lamb’s triumph and the joy of Jesus’s return. The Book of Revelation is a thrilling ride through ancient prophecy that will touch your heart as you discover the story of the fulfillment of John’s enduring faith set in the context of the final battle between an all-powerful God and the evil in this world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310431367
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 649,615
File size: 69 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About 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 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most comprehensive,accurate, illustration of the scriptures that I've ever seen. These pictures breath life into the book of revelation.This book gives a visual to spiritual things that you really can't picture in your minds eye. It's masterpiece. Buy it.
Seantaneous More than 1 year ago
A lot of people are scared of the book of Revelation, or at least hesitant to read it. Ironically, it is the only book of the bible that says you are blessed for reading it. (Revelation 1:3) The team that put this together did an amazing job. Absolutely stunning visuals with breathtaking colors is what this book is all about. Along with captions of select verses, it takes you through each chapter of Revelation (not Revelations), and further brings to life what John did so wonderfully already. I can't stress how beautiful this art is.
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NathanJNorman More than 1 year ago
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)
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Reader777BC More than 1 year ago
I bought four of these amazing portrayals of Revelation for Christmas presents. The graphic presentation is outstanding! A must read, over and over again!!!
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Just awesome!!!! Should cost 30$