The Christ Volume 1
Christian comic book that tells of the coming to earth of God in human form as Jesus The Christ. The Christ Volume 1 is about the beginning of the birth of Jesus Christ from the book of Matthew 1. The front cover of the graphic novels is the visitation of the Magi known as Three Wise Men or Wise Men from Matthew 2. Lastly, King Herod became jealous of Jesus and demanded that all children from two years old and under be killed from Matthew 2:16
The Birth of Jesus Christ
Matthew 1:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 1:21 King James Version (KJV)
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
The Birth of Jesus The Messiah
Matthew 1:18 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah happened. His mother Mary was engaged to marry Joseph. But before they married, he learned that she was expecting a baby. (She was pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit.)
Matthew 1:21 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
21 She will give birth to a son. You will name him Jesus. Give him that name because he will save his people from their sins.”
The purpose of the Magi/ Three Wise Men
An explanation of the Magi known as the wise men or the three wise men came from Jerusalem to visit and worshipped Jesus.
Matthew 2:1 King James Version (KJV)
2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Matthew 2:1 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
2 Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea during the time when Herod was king. After Jesus was born, some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem. 2 They asked people, “Where is the child who has been born to be the king of the Jews? We saw the star that shows he was born. We saw it rise in the sky in the east and have come to worship him.”
Why the number three wise men?
An explanation of why we believe there were three wise men. Each man had their gifts to give to Jesus. Moreover, the gifts were gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Matthew 2:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 Moreover, when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 2:11 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
11 The wise men came to the house where the child was with his mother Mary. They bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened the boxes of gifts they had brought for him. They gave him treasures of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
The Outraged from King Herod
King Herod became outraged and jealous of The Christ being born in Bethlehem.
Matthew 2:11 King James Version (KJV)
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
Matthew 2:16 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
16 Herod saw that the wise men had fooled him, and he was very angry. So he gave an order to kill all the baby boys in Bethlehem and the whole area around Bethlehem. Herod had learned from the wise men the time the baby was born. It was now two years from that time. So he said to kill all the boys who were two years old and younger.
About Kingstone Comic Bible
The founder of Kingstone, Art Ayris, decided to create graphic novels out of the Bible to spread the message about Jesus Christ, son of God, around the world with pictures and graphic novels. The Comic Bible helps everyone in various ways, people with a reading disability, short attention span, or lack of interest. The idea of the comic Bible was to make it more exciting and more attractive into the Bible. Not only that it helps with disabilities but also helps young children, teenagers, and comic fans to understand and know about Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit. For The Christ Volume 1, Art hired these comic artists Ben Avery, Sergio Cariello, and Zach Matheny to draw the graphic novel. These comic artists have previously or currently work for DC Comic and Marvel Comic.