Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ephesus Project: Cheats and helps

What do you do if you are still struggling to understand what you read in the Gospel according to Luke?

The video game industry would not be what it is today without a set of "helper tools" known as Cheat Codes. They were originally used to allow programmers and some who were not so adept at the game to reach levels of play they otherwise would never have reached.

Don't we wish there were cheat codes for Bible understanding? Well, there some things that can help.

Most people know that Charlton Heston made (at least) a dozen Bible based movies like the Ten Commandments and Exodus. Most people don't know that he made them amazingly accurate. A couple of them are virtually word for word out of the Bible.

Also there are some comic book style books that have the Bible text illustrated. The Picture Bible by Iva Hoth has the storeys of the Bible layed out in story fashion, with, obviously, pictures. It is not "The Bible" word for word, but gives a picture style feel for the people and events of that day. Available thru Family Christian Book Store or thru Amazon.

There have also been other "comic book" style texts from the Bible. I ran across some in Family Christian Book Stores last year that each one contained the complete text from one book of the New Testament in illustrated form. Unfortunately they don't seem to be around any more. But I will keep looking.

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