Eternity (Graphic Novel)

Theatrical Release: July 3, 2013
Book Release: July 3, 2013
Eternity (Graphic Novel)
Dove "Family-Approved"
For Ages 12 and Over

Synopsis

Eternity – From Jesus’ story of the Rich Man and Lazarus Randy Alcorn fleshes out the story of two men and two destinies.

Drawing from Jesus’ classic story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, NYT best-selling author Randy Alcorn takes reader into two shockingly different spiritual dimensions.

Dove Review

This is a wonderful graphic novel by Randy Alcorn! The vivid and bright color illustrations are lavishly presented in this book and to top it off it includes several Biblical highlights including the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, the ministry and teaching of Jesus, in addition to his death on the cross and ultimate resurrection. It peaks with the Tobias awaiting his punishment for his preaching and then an invitation is given to all to enjoy the fruits of salvation…for Eternity, just like the name of the book. The images in which the beggar Lazarus is ushered into Paradise to Abraham’s Bosom are awesome, just as the image of the Rich man seeing the flames of Hell is a poignant one.

We are happy this kind of graphic novel is available for young people to read as so many of them love graphic novels not to mention the many adult readers of these books who will enjoy seeing the Bible brought to life in these vibrant colorful pages. The scenes of the crucifixion are not very graphic, with little blood, and due to the wonderful themes of this book we are recommending this inspiring graphic novel for ages twelve plus and are awarding it our Dove Seal in addition to five Doves, the most we award a book or video. The images of Hell and a bit of the content might be a bit much for the very young but most children under twelve would probably be fine with a parent’s guidance as they read the book. This book is not only enjoyable to read and has richly painted scenes throughout, but can be life changing as well. Grab your copy right away!

Content Description

Sex: A wealthy man is interested in women and comments that others can have the remains but it would probably go over most young kids' heads.
Language: Idiot Philistine-1; "Piece of Garbage"-1; H (as a place)-2
Violence: A man is whipped although the image is not gratuitous; some images of Hell; a crucifixion is seen as well as a little blood on Jesus.
Drugs: Wine is seen and consumed.
Nudity: Shirtless boys and men.
Other: A man says he wants the stinking beggars removed from his gate; some believe Jesus blasphemes and one man refers to him as "worthless rabble"; a few characters die; a thief steals money.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Book
Company: Kingstone Comics
Writer: Randy Alcorn
Genre: Inspirational
Pages: 120
Industry Rating: YoungAdult