Judson Press book connects comic book superhero fans with God’s Word

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/16/16)—What does a comic book superhero have in common with the gospel of Jesus Christ?  Readers will learn this and more in the new Judson Press title Holy Heroes: The Gospel According to DC & Marvel by pastor and author Scott Bayles.

Likening the legends of superheroes to modern-day parables, Holy Heroes connects the timeless truths of God’s Word with the stories of Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Spider-Man, Green Lantern, the X-Men, and others. With fascinating insight and surprising depth, Bayles unpacks those truths and helps superhero fans draw near to the heart of God in a relatable, relevant way.

Holy Heroes builds a bridge from the fictional world of superheroes to the one true superhero—Jesus Christ.

The book features cosplay photos to introduce each character and includes discussion questions for small group study.

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About the Author:
SCOTT BAYLES serves as Pastor of Blooming Grove Christian Church in Palmyra, IL. His enthusiasm for comic books and costuming, and his passion to reach fellow geeks with the gospel, led him to be co-founder of Costumers for Christ, a nonprofit ministry that uses comic-book characters and cosplay to share the story of Jesus. Bayles has published two other books, The Greatest Commands (2008) and Restoring the Restoration Movement (2010).

Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community, and justice.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with more than 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.