Recently I read the graphic novel The Apostle by Randy Alcorn. I found it to be very well written, with amazing illustrations. This book centers on Paul’s life, following him from the stoning of Stephen until his death. I’ve read these stories before, but they always seemed like individual journal entries, loosely tied together. As I read The Apostle, I began to see how the accounts in Acts are part of a bigger, better story - God’s story.
By using Luke as a narrator, Mr. Alcorn gives a glimpse of how difficult it was for the church to accept Saul at first. The death of Stephen still echoed in their minds. The only things Saul had brought to them before had been misery, death, and imprisonment. And yet - this was who God had chosen. He was chosen to live and die for Jesus, bring God’s Word to thousands of people, and write many books of the New Testament.
I loved this book, and will definitely be reading again! It is very well written, and stays true to scripture. Better yet, it very clearly presents the gospel throughout the book. In short, this is a great book, and I highly recommend it.
You can purchase a copy here. Also, check out his other graphic novel, Eternity. (You can find my review here.)