Review: Epic: The Story that Changed the World by B&H Kids Editorial Staff & Aaron Armstrong

Epic: The Story that Changed the World (One Big Story) by B&H Kids Editorial Staff & Aaron Armstrong, Heath McPherson (Illustrator)
Stephanie's Rating: 4 out of 5 bookmarks

Epic: The Story that Changed the World, takes many of the main Bible stories and puts them into comic book format. The stories were compiled and retold by Aaron Armstrong and the B&H staff, who did their best to highlight in every story the foreshadowing of the plan of God for the eventual birth, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The illustrations by Heath McPherson are superb. The colors are very rich and the pictures are easy to understand. The characters are drawn in patent comic book style.

If taken as a storybook, and NOT as a replacement for the actual Bible, I think this book is fine. The pictures and comic book layout could help a child understand a Bible story a little better. I understand, however, that some might be offended at the Holy Scriptures being made into something common - personal discretion must be used for that issue.

While my smaller children enjoy looking at the bright pictures, I would recommend this book for ages 10 and above due to the long story explanations and the grasping of the "Big Story" concepts.

As a storybook, this 320-page volume is a beautiful way to explore the main stories from the Bible in full color. Children aged 10 and up may better understand how the salvation plan of God was being revealed from Genesis all the way through the time of Jesus the Christ!

I give this book 4 out of 5 bookmarks, one less than a perfect score only because I'm not quite sure how I feel about seeing the Bible message reduced to comic book form.

Stephanie Garrett is a busy homeschooling mom of three who somehow always finds time to read. She has been a voracious reader since childhood and even won a bicycle in elementary school for having read the most books! She enjoys learning and growing and never turns down an opportunity to try something new. Her first love is the Lord and service to Him, second is family, and reading. She believes that anyone who learns to read with comprehension can go anywhere and do anything! She also enjoys music, theatre, sewing, and mathematics.

Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a free copy of this book for promotional purposes. This post contains affiliate links.


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