Hi, I just wanted to take this time to fill you in on something I shared on a message board on Facebook two years ago. I’m relatively new to the world of comics; two and a half years, to be precise. My love of comics came about from being frustrated by being new to North Carolina and having a very hard time finding friends. Yes, I do have Heather in my life and that is a miracle by itself, but as she told me, I need to find friends of my own. Not just her. That was very hard for me to do. So, as a big fan of the Big Bang Theory and seeing a lot of similarities of the characters to my own personal struggles, I’ve seen them refer to comics a lot and wanted to explore that avenue for myself.
A little backstory about my learning disability: I can read books, but I cannot comprehend what I read five seconds ago. So, I have to re-read the same page over and over again and I get bored very quickly. For this reason, I gave up on reading “normal” books. Being a Christian and being told by church leaders and youth group leaders reading the bible is a major part of your walk with Christ is very discouraging when you cannot understand what you are reading. Especially when reading the bible is supposed to be about more than the words on the page, and more about your spiritual walk with Christ.
This brings us to two years ago, when I just decided to explore what I’ve seen on Big Bang Theory by going to the comic book store. What a world God has opened up for me! I love it! It all started with reading everything I can about Charles Xavier, a character in the X-men that is in a wheelchair and he is a leader of the X-men and his disability does not stop him. With reading about him, I realized I can read faster and understand everything I read and retain it to present day. This has never happened to me before! About a year ago, I mentioned in passing “I wish there was a Bible that was written in a comic book format.” After that, I was researching on the internet and I came across a Bible called The Action Bible. Even though it’s not a word for word translation of the Bible, it covers the major stories of all the books of the Bible in comic book form that I can understand finally and retain what I’m reading. This is awesome for me!! Some may think I go a little overboard with my new found love for comics, and maybe I do, but to me, I look down at the boxes of comics that I’ve read and remember every story that is in every one and it is a testimony of where I was to where I am now with the love of reading.