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The author of the book: Margreet de Heer
Edition: NBM Publishing
Date of issue: October 1st 2015
ISBN 13: 9781561639946
Format files: PDF
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Dealing with religion often means walking on eggshells - that is what comic artist Margreet de Heer finds out in this book in which she presents the five major religions and modern spirituality in a colorful, personal yet serious manner. She explores religious history and practices with tact and an open mind, but can’t prevent a few eggs from breaking. Why is religion such a sensitive subject?
This comic book is fun and informative for believers, non-believers and everyone in between. It offers a fresh look from different perspectives on the phenomenon of religion, the backgrounds and history of the five major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism) and makes the point that religion is something that should unite us, not drive us apart.
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Read information about the authorMargreet de Heer lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with her husband Yiri T. Kohl. A long time ago, she studied Theology at the University of Amsterdam, but through divine intervention she ended up being a comic artist. She worked at the famous comic store Lambiek from 2000 until 2005, and wrote a book about Dutch comics together with Kees Kousemaker.
Since 2005 she is a full-time comic book artist producing a wide range of work, from children's comics in magazines to cartoons at business conferences. In 2007 she started making philosophical comic "reports" for newspaper Trouw. This resulted in a book edition in 2010 which was a bestseller and is published in the U.S. by NBM with the title 'Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics'.
She continued the series with a book about Religion (2011) and one on Science (2012). The latter is also published by NBM as 'Science: a Discovery in Comics'. The book on religion is published in the U.S. as 'Religion: a Discovery in Comics' in Fall 2015.
Thus far, her books have appeared in The Netherlands, the US, Brazil and South Korea. A fourth book, about World Domination, was be published in The Netherlands in Fall 2015. She is currently working on a fifth book, about Love.
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