Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Manga Samurai Jesus

A review of The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation, is found in here.

"Ajinbayo Akinsiku wants the world to know Jesus Christ, just not the gentle, blue-eyed Christ of old Hollywood movies and illustrated Bibles. Mr. Akinsiku says his Son of God is “a samurai stranger who’s come to town, in silhouette,” here to shake things up in a new, much-abridged version of the Bible rooted in manga, the Japanese form of graphic novels."

Akinsiku, who hopes to become an Anglican priest, describes Jesus this way: “Christ is a hard guy, seeking revolution and revolt, a tough guy.”

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says: “It will convey the shock and freshness of the Bible in a unique way.”

Hmmm... But I do agree - the Real Jesus is shocking, revolutionary, relevant.