Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Lamb and the Fuhrer, Ravi Zacharias & Jeff Slemons
KingstoneComics, 2014 (pb., 96 pp)
Ages 12+

This graphic novel begins with an American college student visiting a friend in Germany and learning about World War II, moving to Hitler’s persecution of Christians and then his suicide. The book then becomes an imaginary conversation that Hitler, immediately after his death has with Jesus with Dietrich Bonhoeffer joining in. The art work is nicely done, but in the end the book was disappointing.

For a graphic novel this book was very text intensive. It may really have worked better as a regular book. It seems that there is so much crammed in that it becomes disjointed. Perhaps it tries to do too much in one book. I appreciate the apologetic and evangelistic intention, but I don’t think this is likely to be compelling to anyone who is skeptical. Imaginary conversations are too easy to arrange in your favor and this one felt “set up.”


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