I was memorized by the merging of literature and art. The art in this book, done by Drew Blom, truly enhanced the story. Not once did it get in the way. It was as if I was watching a movie one frame at a time.
The story is taken from Mark 5:1-20, the account of the demon possessed man that Christ exorcized. The demons had the name Legion and when cast out they went into a herd of 2000 pigs and drown.
What is remarkable is that is the last chapter of The Gadarene. If you have read Mark 5 you know that there is no background on this man, yet the first three chapters give us background on him. Obviously that is purely supposition. But don’t think it blasphemous for Piper to give us some background. The story he presents is as plausible as any other. What Piper gives us is to enhance our understanding of the story, like a pastor or Sunday School teacher does each Sunday.
You won’t be disappointed. I found this story gripping. I couldn’t put the book down. I was pulled into that particular time period with the words and art. I felt like I knew the people and believed every action they committed. I was there with those people as they lived this.
It is my hope that you find a copy of this soon. You will be encouraged, convicted and hopefully closer to God as a result of reading it.
You can purchase it at Amazon.