Monday, March 6, 2017
Review: The Super-Hereos Devotional by:Ed Strauss
About the Book:
“Can you actually find spiritual truths in comic books and superhero movies?”
Yes, you can!
For more than 75 years of comic book history and dozens of gigantic cinematic releases, Superheros have captivated our imagination--filling our senses with heart-pounding adventures, riveting plots, and spectacular special effects—and sometimes they have profound messages woven into them. Often the underlying themes reveal a Judaeo-Christian influence, and even when it isn’t intentional, you can still draw deep lessons from them. Whether it’s the self-sacrifice and humility of Captain America and the Hulk’s struggles with anger or the parallels between Superman and Jesus or between Black Widow and a ruthless Bible heroine, your favorite heroes and heroines (and even villains) have much to teach.
If you’re a fan of this good vs. evil world, you will love The Superheroes Devotional—featuring 60 interesting, challenging, and encouraging readings. With devotions drawn from dozens of favorite superheroes from both the Marvel and DC Comics universes—well-known names like Captain America and Batman and lesser-known heroes like Shazam and Gambit—each reading includes spiritual lessons relating superheroes to the heroes of the Bible in themes like faith, hope, courage, pride, and power. You’ll also enjoy reading about the history and background of each superhero, shared by author and lifelong fan Ed Strauss.
Most kids especially little boys absolutely love super heroes thats what makes this the perfect devotional for children. It appeals to one of the things that they love the most, superheroes.So, as I was reading this devotional so that I can give you an accurate review it became very interesting. Now I'm going to be very frank here, I'm a girl and I don't really like superhero anything. But this book explained a lot of things that I didn't quite know about the subject.
Because of the correlations between the superhero stories and the christian life these stories should interest us a lot more than they do. So Ed Strauss created a devotional for children centered around this life and it is really a great devotional for our children. He shows us different parallels and I thank God there are things like this out there for my boys. This day and time things are edging ever closer to that line that gets really blurred at times. The line--of right and wrong and I believe this world is definitely losing sight of that line and it's getting to where they can't see it much.
We are definitely living in troubled times and those evil things are fighting to get a piece of us and our children. So what better way to fight all that than with a devotional to strengthen what my boys are already taught. I really like this devotional and its written in a story form so it looks a little different than your typical devotional.
Recommended for 4th grade-8th grade.
Great devotional! I definitely recommend it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.