The third in a series of three Cartoon Gospel books, The
Cartoon Gospel of Luke follows the Common Lectionary Readings
for Church Year C, which is based primarily on the Gospel of
Luke - hence the name.
This is the original book that kicked-off the entire Cartoon
Gospel Series. The Cartoon Gospel is unique because it is cartooning
of scripture passages instead of scripture illustration or normal
Christian cartooning (which primarily lampoons church life).
The purpose is to add freshness to the interpretation of the
passages. It should challenge the reader to (re-) read these
verses and see if it adds a new dimension to his/her understanding.
The Cartoon Gospel attempts to portray biblical characters
as real people trying to know and follow God's will. It is all
too easy to read the Bible and be left with the feeling that
they are rigid, perfect, even superhuman characters instead of
people with the same possibilities that you and I have.
The cartoons are meant to be stimulating and humorous and
are based on researched interpretation. Each one is "defensible"
theologically (with the exception of minor cartoonist privilege
now and then), even though the point is to assist the reader
in his/her own analysis of the actual scripture passage. Hopefully,
the humor and challenge stand on their own merit.