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To celebrate the release of the Kingstone Bible, we decided to take a look back at how the Bible made its way from monks and priests to billions of people like you and me.

1. The first English translation of the Bible was completed by John Wycliffe in 1382.

2. In 1454, Johannes Gutenberg made the Bible the first book ever printed. 

3. Development of the King James Version of the Bible began in 1604 and was completed in 1611. It is still the best selling version of the Bible of all time. 

4. Today the Bible has been translated into 2,018 languages, with countless more partial translations, and audio translations (for unwritten languages). For comparison, Shakespeare has only been translated into 50 languages.

5. In 2016, Kingstone published the world’s most complete graphic novel Bible. At 2,000-pages, it is the longest non-serialized graphic novel ever published. All images were created by more than 45 industry-recognized artists including Kyle Hotz (Captain America, Dr.Strange, Spiderman), Christopher Ivy (Daredevil, Avengers and Hulk), and Emily Kanalz (Spiderman and X-Men). 

 

2 THOUGHTS ON “5 Bible Facts, From King James to Kingstone ”

by Brent Metzger

My wife and I ordered a Kingstone Bible set for my 18 year old son (okay, okay… I got one for myself (lifelong comic book nerd), too… and a Pilgrim’s Progress graphic novel collection).

Like many in his age generation, Brandon is more into video games and internet resources than reading books. Eager to encourage his walk with Christ, we ordered the illustrated Bible as a Christmas gift. We weren’t sure how he’d react since he had spent little time with the Message Bible we had given hi the previous Christmas, but he showed immediate interest and began asking probing questions right away, for which we were grateful, and the reading and conversation continue now that he is back home from his visit with us.

I have read some studies on how graphic novels can be effective classroom and literary tools. Now I can testify that they are great “bait” for fishers of men. The set is high quality and a strong value.

by Brian Alexander

I’m not surprised that a number of the contributing artists from Marvel Comics are Christians, like us, in real life. I noticed a number of stories which Stan Lee was involved in had a biblical slant to them——-if one can read between the lines of them? Thanks for all of the tremendous work which you, the artists, and the writers did to make the “KIngstone Bible” a reality.