I finally had the chance to read (“view”) through The Book of Revelation graphic novel. I found it stunning. And I thought it was worth recommending.
I first learned about this project back when it was Revelation App (before I had any apps, or even a smartphone) through Doug Young who was the model for John and helped Chris Koelle (the illustrator) with much of the shot planning and model photography. I was really impressed with what I saw, but through Doug, I got an appreciation for the exhausting work that went into this project.
I’ve always admired Chris Koelle’s artwork. And though any art can point to The Artist, I have been particularly blessed by his overtly biblical projects such as JOB, The History of Redemption, and now The Book of Revelation.
Christian artists have a unique opportunity to use their media to spread a passion for God’s glory. Chris’s work (and all involved in this project) has inspired me to give glory to God with a fresh glimpse into this amazing, mysterious, and worship-filled book of the Bible.
Here are a few resources to help you experience The Book of Revelation:
- See pictures and get a preview on Facebook
- View trailers and watch a brief behind-the-scenes video on Vimeo
- Order the book and read reviews on Amazon
- Read an interview with Chris Koelle about the project
Please Note: As several reviewers point out, this is not a “comic book” meant for children. You would do well to exercise discretion before sharing this resource with children or teenagers. I would call it “tastefully graphic,” but it is graphic nonetheless.