A Graphic History of Faith
Published by: MennoMedia
Imprint: Herald Press
A compelling, graphical rendition, Radical Jesus tells the story of Jesus and his social message, not just in his own time, but also through the Radical Reformation, recent centuries, and our own time.
Featuring illustration by industry standouts Sabrina Jones, Gary Dumm, and Nick Thorkelson, Radical Jesus offers a fresh and inspiring look at basic Christian concepts and social justice themes from the life of Jesus onward. Readers will be drawn into stories from scripture, the Radical Reformation, and peacemaking efforts today in Iraq and Colombia, among others.
Free downloadable study guide available here.
<p>“More important than the Dead Sea Scrolls.”</p> ~Tom Hayden, Reviews
<p>“The greatest radical story ever told! Read this graphic novel and spite the devil!”</p> ~Lance Tooks, Reviews
<p>“Dramatizes faith in action, from the ministry of Jesus to contemporary social movements. Richly informative and beautifully drawn.”</p> ~Barbara Melosh, Reviews
<p>“The artists and writers of this collected history have planted a seed that blossoms on every page.”</p> ~Peter Kuper, Reviews
<p>“I’ve been waiting for a book like this: it connects the dots between the words of Jesus and the struggle for justice here and now.”</p> ~Aiden Enns, Reviews
<p>“A powerful, open antidote to the dead ends of late capitalism: growing inequality, permanent war, and savage attacks on the poor and vulnerable.”</p> ~Donna Schaper, Reviews
<p>“The powers that be prefer a Jesus who sits in paintings with peaceful lambs, reassuring us that there’s life after death. <i>Radical Jesus</i> shows us a life that challenges death here and now.”</p> ~Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Reviews
<p>“A dynamic, enlightening history of faith.”</p> ~Milton Knight, Reviews
<p>“Brings the provocative message of Christ to life, revealing a Jesus who not only died for our sins, but showed us a subversive way to live.”</p> ~Mark Van Steenwyk, Reviews
<p>“The evocative images depict the agonies and joys of radical Christian discipleship. [Jesus’] moral vision points us away from violence and passivity toward a third way of radical love for the other.”</p> ~David Swartz, Reviews
<p>“An engaging, entertaining, and thought-provoking entrance into the social gospel.”</p> ~Sean Sagan, Reviews
<p>“A moving example of how comics can do much more than dazzle readers with colorful fisticuffs. Readers of all ages will find themselves enthralled.”</p> ~Kent Worcester, Reviews
<p>“In every generation, amongst every people, some arise who breathe aloud the truth that comes through the Holy Breathing-Spirit of all life. Radicals are those who nourish that root. We remember them, as this book does, to emulate them.”</p> ~Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Reviews
<p>“Weaves history and faith into the timeless need for social struggle. Hallelujah!”</p> ~E. Ethelbert Miller, Reviews
<p>“A work of faith, hope, peace, and remembrance, rendering the teachings of Christ and the inspiring works of his followers, especially the Anabaptists, in beautiful language and memorable images.”</p> ~Bill Kauffman, Reviews
<p>“Beautiful, multistyled graphic treatment of the radical nature of life in Christ.”</p> ~Jeffry Odell Korgen, Reviews