Revelation iOS App

The Book of Revelation App

Here’s an interesting new app for iPad / iPhone users:  The Book of Revelation.  It’s being called a graphic ebook, which features more than 600 original illustrations tied to the text of the book of Revelation.

According to the app’s description, the artwork is “[i]nfluenced by German Expressionism, the fantasy creations of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and the biblical spectaculars of Cecil B. DeMille.”  Here is a video overview to whet your appetite:

 

The Book of Revelation AppA word about how the app works:  Although the app itself is free, the graphic ebook will be released in 22 weekly episodes (one chapter per week), each of which must be purchased and downloaded in the app.  Individual chapters can be purchased for $0.99 each, or you can purchase the series in three bundles, which saves you a few dollars.  (Other formats, including a printed version, will soon follow.)

The actual text of the book of Revelation that accompanies the illustrations is a new translation by Mark Arey, Philemon Sevastiades, and Randall Balmer.  I am not familiar with the translation, and, since the ebook is being released one chapter per week, I cannot say if it is accurate or reliable.  As always, please exercise discernment.

The idea of presenting Scripture in an engaging graphic format is an exciting one, and, thus far, Revelation is beautifully presented.  At the time of this writing, only the first chapter was available, but I’m be eager to see how the story unfolds — and whether or not similar Bible projects will follow.

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