RELIGION, A DISCOVERY IN COMICS
Margreet de Heer
The author of the bestselling Discovery in Comics series, including on Science and Philosophy, tackles a very sensitive subject. Dealing with religion often means walking on eggshells - that is what comic artist Margreet de Heer finds out in this book in which she presents the five major religions and modern spirituality in a colorful, personal yet serious manner. She explores religious history and practices with tact and an open mind, but can’t prevent a few eggs from breaking. Why is religion such a sensitive subject?
This book in comics is fun and informative for believers, non-believers and everyone in between. It offers a fresh look from different perspectives on the phenomenon of religion, the backgrounds and history of the five major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism) and makes the point that religion is something that should unite us, not drive us apart.
A 2016 US BOARD ON BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL BOOK
A Graphic Novel Reporter Fall pick
"While personal honesty and revelation is common to all de Heer's projects, it's most relevant to religion, and she's a fantastic guide." -Slings & Arrows
"4 out 5 stars. Refreshing in honesty and openness."
-San Francisco Book Review
"As playfully thoughtful and respectful as her two previous Discoveries in Comics."
-Bill Sherman, Blogcritics
"A perfect opportunity to find an overview."
-San Diego Book Review
"Eyebrow-raising, forward-thinking, and thought-provoking."
Midwest Book Review
"A tidy introduction to beginning students of religious studies."
"Lively, intelligent survey of the world's major religions. Wonderful; a beautiful little book, with clever design, witty cartooning, and splendid use of color."
8x8, 120pp. full color hc., $17.99, ISBN 9781561639946