For more than 75 years of comic book history and dozens of gigantic cinematic releases, Superheros have captivated our imagination--filling our senses with heart-pounding adventures, riveting plots, and spectacular special effects—and sometimes they have profound messages woven into them. Often the underlying themes reveal a Judeo-Christian influence, and even when it isn’t intentional, you can still draw deep lessons from them. Whether it’s the self-sacrifice and humility of Captain America and the Hulk’s struggles with anger or the parallels between Superman and Jesus or between Black Widow and a ruthless Bible heroine, your favorite heroes and heroines (and even villains) have much to teach.
The Super-Heroes Devotional by Ed Strauss felt like it was written by my kindred spirit. If you’re a Christian and love superheroes- especially Marvel- like me, it will feel like that for you. Each chapter is about one of your favorite superheroes and their stories, whether movie or comic, and gives you some information about them before moving on to compare the information to spiritual truth, like comparing the character to a Bible hero or heroine. I learned some new things about both the superheroes and the Bible. I couldn’t seem to put it down. The sections are short and readable on comic book-esque paper, with an adorable equally comic book-esque cover. It would be a good gift for the Christian superhero lover in your life- or even the non-Christian one.
I received a copy of this book for free from Barbour. I was not required to give a positive review and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Reviewed by Jes