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Unlike any other comic rendition of the Bible this one will be completely unabridged.

Are you frustrated by film adaptations of your favorite books, boiling down the story to nothing and missing out the character development and some of your favorite parts?  By keeping all the words and not rushing the story this graphic novel aims to keep the pace, social intricacies, surprises and even humour of the original text.

You can see from the example images that all the words (even “he said” and descriptive elements) are still included into the comic but subtly in the 'gutters'. These generally appear as dark grey on medium grey. The intention is that if you are reading it as a comic, you could ignore these bits. However if you want to read them to see what the Bible text includes they are present and legible.

Also this means no parts of the stories are overlooked or avoided (for example, the Levite's concubine, Jepthah's sacrifice, or brides for the Benjamites). All parts of the story are important (1 Tim 3:16) and, in my experience, it's the details that help you understand the full story and characters.

Additionally abridged versions tend to simplify things, for example Delilah (Judges 16) is normally cast as a cackling villain were as the full context, like with the 'heroes', shows a more rounded person, a composite of a good and evil nature. 

By over simplifying, caricaturising and skipping over parts that are uncomfortable you actually produce something which misrepresents the source, and in this case the source material is incredibly important to a vast number of people, religious and otherwise. 

The benefits of this are that when you've read through the comic, you will have read through the whole biblical text - nothing will have been missed. The illustrations aid interpretation of the context and enhance the readers' understanding of the text. 

"I have often thought that it would be great if someone could do a graphic novel of the Bible, much like The Picture Bible, but without glossing over or cutting out the “difficult” portions of Scripture."

Jeremy Myers (Masters in Theology, Author of Grace Commentaries and top rated "Til He Comes" Blog )

"Indeed, one might argue that W4W is actually a more authentic presentation of the Bible than our bare printed texts, which invite us to fill a visual vacuum by supplying pictures in our own imagination of people and events."

- Rev. Dr. Christopher R. Smith (Doctorate in Historical Theology and the Bible. Author of “Understanding the Books of the Bible” Study Guides from IVP and the “Good Question” Blog).