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THE ACTION BIBLE: GOD’S REDEMPTIVE STORY REACHES MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD AS NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION RELEASES
ILLUSTRATED BY MARVEL & DC COMICS ARTIST, SERGIO CARIELLO 

Contact: Lisa Beech
Lisa.Beech@davidccook.com
P. 719.536.0100 X 3022
C. 719.439.9403

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (October 2, 2015) – David C Cook announces the release of The Action Bible Collector’s Edition in celebration of more than one million copies sold of The Action Bible: God’s Redemptive Story. The Collector’s Edition features a premium chrome cover with 752 pages depicting 215 fast-paced Bible stories in chronological order from the Old and New Testament, making it easy to follow the Bible’s historical flow.

The Action Bible was crafted to communicate the truths of Scripture clearly and forcefully to readers of all ages via high-energy illustrations of the highest caliber. Comic book artist Sergio Cariello, who has drawn Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and dozens more iconic characters for Marvel and DC Comics, focused three years of labor on the illustrations. Cariello comments, “I’ve worked on many comics that I’m proud of, but there is nothing like doing a relevant story with eternal value. All those other characters and stories will someday end, but the stories and impact of The Action Bible will last forever. It is a privilege and the honor of a lifetime for a Christian cartoonist to get to draw and bring to life God’s own stories.”

The Action Bible is currently being translated into 88 languages for distribution around the world, with over 340,000 units in print in Brazil alone. David C Cook created The Story of Jesus booklets, an extracted story from The Action Bible, to use in global ministries. The booklet has been translated into 52 languages, is available in 95 countries, with more than 49 million copies in circulation. 

“We intended The Action Bible to speak to a new generation and bring the stories of the Bible to life in their hearts and minds,” says Cris Doornbos, Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to reach this milestone and believe it is just the beginning of ministering to children around the corner and the globe.”

The Action Bible is in a format that kids love, and it keeps them engaged in wanting to read the Bible. It is such a blessing to see the reaction from parents when they pick up The Action Bible and know their kids will enjoy reading it. Since its release, sales have remained strong. We have sold over 500 units of The Action Bible and related items. There are very few products you can buy by the case and have confidence in selling,” says Gerald Hicks Steward, owner of Perfect Peace Christian & Education in Wichita, KS. 

Brazilian-born Sergio Cariello has been an accomplished artist since childhood, drawing a regular comic strip for his city’s newspaper by age eleven. He spent many childhood hours poring over The Picture Bible(Portuguese edition), never dreaming he would illustrate an updated edition decades later. Cariello attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (where he taught several courses for seven consecutive years) as well as the Word of Life Bible Institute. Cariello works as a writer, penciler, inker, letterer, illustrator, caricaturist, colorist, painter, and an instructor to aspiring artists. He and his wife, Luzia, live in Florida. 

About David C Cook: 

David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which produces over one-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world. Additional information can be found at www.davidccook.com.

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The Action Bible Collector’s Edition
Illustrated by Sergio Cariello
Available from David C Cook
www.TheActionBible.com
Release date: October 1, 2015

ISBN: 978-1-4347-0980-6
Format: Hardcover   Trim Size: 6.625 X 10.125
Price: U.S. $29.99   Pages: 752
BISAC category: JUVENILE NONFICTION/Religion/Bible Stories/General 

Media inquiries: Lisa Beech, David C Cook

719-536-0100 x3022 or lisa.beech@davidccook.com