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Sharing Scripture through Visual Translation

Several years ago I began studying whole books of the Bible by drawing a simple sketch of each scene, trying to capture all the important details, and then incorporating them into very large (5 ft x 7 ft) paintings of the entire book. I have completed Mark (95 scenes), Acts (85 scenes), the Life of Abraham (61 scenes) and Revelation, as well as smaller paintings of the first 7 chapters of John.

Here is the Mark 1-9

Each important character can be identified by their clothing and the paintings have a "map" and "key" so it's easy to follow the story. All the paintings have been reproduced on durable, light-weight fabric. My DREAM is for these paintings to be used to teach the Bible to unreached peoples who are either illiterate or who don't have Scripture in their own language. 

Currently some Pioneer Bible Translators are hoping to use my Mark banners in Papua New Guinea. 

I am a self-taught artist which used to embarrass me but now I see it's part of the Lord's plan--to create "primitive" visual translations that are cross-cultural.

I have found a huge benefit in being able to teach ALL the stories in one book rather than just "highlights". Each book has an integrity and depth that helps us connect with our brothers and sisters of faith. 

But I also have individual slides of each scene if that is more useful in situations. I love to teach a "bird's eye view" of a book, using slides plus the banner.

(Jesus asleep in the boat before the storm)

Can you think of people who might benefit from seeing the Word come alive in color? You can see more at my website or contact me directly.  I also have a book, And the Word Became Color to help you add visual Bible study to your own practice.

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