Holy Heroes
Format: Paperback
Book Code: J240
Pages: 160
Size: 5" x 8"
ISBN: 9780817017705
PubDate: 2016
Publisher: JUDSON PRESS

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2017 Illumination Award Winner in the Ministry/Mission category

Author, pastor, and co-founder of the cosplay ministry Costumers for Christ, Scott Bayles is passionate about teaching spiritual life lessons based on the stories of comic book heroes. Likening the legends of superheroes to modern-day parables, Bayles connects the timeless truths of God’s Word with the stories of Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Spider-Man, Green Lantern, the X-Men, and others. So, if you’re a fan of DC and Marvel and a follower of Jesus—or if you’d like to know more about one or the other—then this book is for you! Ultimately, you’ll discover Jesus is the greatest superhero of all! Great for older teens, young adults—and beyond!

Key features:

  • Builds a bridge from the fictional world of superheroes to the one true superhero—Jesus Christ.
  • Chapters feature easy-to-follow headings that make excellent sermon outlines for pastors.
  • Includes discussion questions for small groups and features cosplay photos to introduce each character.


Editorial Reviews:

“This isn’t your average title-bait devotional. It doesn’t tempt readers in with promises of Spider Man and Wonder Woman, only to bury the beloved heroes beneath pages of biblical padding. Rather Holy Heroes tactfully merges superpowers with spirituality, giving the heroes’ own stories and complexities as much focus as the biblical truths that they manifest. It’s likely that even those more interested in fandom than faith will find something worth sticking around for. Superman as a Christ-figure? Thor as an allusion to the Prodigal Son? Green Arrow as a re-telling of the story of Joseph? Holy Heroes covers all these and more, and those interested in the use of allusion in their favorite MARVEL and DC narratives will discover new, biblically-inspired ways to appreciate their favorite stories and characters.”—Casey Lynn Covell, Geeks Under Grace

"If you are a Christian nerd, like me, this book will be a great tool. A way to enjoy fandom and take some steps with Jesus in your own life."—from Nerd Chapel blog. Read the entire review here.

“What an interesting and unique book! I never knew much about comic-book heroes, but I have a newfound appreciation for them and for the genre. This is an exceptional book!”—Victoria McGoey, Proofreader

Awards:

2017 Illumination Book Award Bronze Award Winner

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