I’ve heard of anime: Japanese-drawn cartoon television shows like “Speed Racer.” But until recently, I hadn’t heard of manga: Japanese-drawn comic books. Anime and manga can both be written or spoken in English but the aesthetic of the characters is definitely Asian with sharp cheekbones and tiny chins. Well, now there’s Christian manga! Halleleujah for that! You can get the snazzy number above on Amazon.
Christian comics aren’t completely new. After all, Archie’s creators struck a licensing deal with a Christian comic book company back in the 70’s and churned out 19 titles. You can read more that about that here. My poor memory somehow retains the images of Archie and Betty spouting scripture. For years I figured my brain was playing tricks on me. But no, it was real. Here’s the issue that somehow made its way into my home and my hippocampus, lo those many years ago:
Can an old lady get one over on Satan? You’re going to have to read this smartly written, theologically sound, and amusing short story to find out. It starts out very dark but it lightens up rather quickly and ends on a high note. Check out “The Devil’s Snare” by Steven Torres on Amazon.
This Present Darkness, Kindle Edition, by Frank Peretti
Have any of you read This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti? If not, go to Amazon right now and buy the Kindle edition. I’ll wait.
Have you got it? Good. Because you’re going to enjoy the story line. It has suspense and mystery. And you’re going to like the characters. They’re fun. But most of all, you’re going to enjoy the fact that this book is completely biblically accurate. I love how Peretti portrays the way angels help us, and demons oppress us, and influence us to behave badly. Sure, this book is 27 years old. But humans are still humans and demons are still demons so it’s perfectly relevant today. You’re gonna thank me for this one.