Book of Jonah: Word for Word Bible Comic: NIV Translation by Simon Amadeus Pillaro[REVIEW]


This graphic novel illustrates every word, chapter and verse, of the biblical Book of Jonah within its historical, cultural and geographical context. The full story of Jonah is more than just a man swallowed by a whale! The unabridged story is illustrated in a bold contemporary style but remains as faithful to the Old Testament scripture as possible. The comic explores not only the story and struggle of the prophet of YHVH, but depicts the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh. A short narrative but with a nuanced message all too often lost in children’s picture books. Featuring the best selling Bible English Bible translation, the NIV, with verse numbers at the bottom of each page. Presented with a matt laminated cover and high-quality, full-color, gloss paper interiors. Several pages at the back of the book share the historical source material and topics of debate arising from this bible story.


For this review I enlisted the help of Pastor Ryan (& some special boys).

“I was so impressed and a little surprised with how much our kids loved reading this Bible story come to life in a fresh and powerful way. The story of Jonah is one of the most memorable and famous stories in the Bible, but you’ve never seen it like this! Our boys stayed up past their bedtime excited to finish it, and we had some great conversations after. I hope to see more works like this, our family devotionals won’t be the same!”

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The author also blogs HERE.

I received this book FREE from the author, publisher, distributor, or other source. My only obligation is to provide a fair and honest review.


  1. This was very timely for me. One of my grandchildren was just asking me if it’s OK to like books about magic and/or be a fan of superheroes. We talked about how the power of God is greater than magic and superheroes. She told me she really likes comic books (“graphic novels”)… 😃💡!

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