From the Dust tells a unique story of hope during the Bible's darkest hour--600 BCE.
The Hebrew Bible (known to Christians as the Old Testament) records that the Israelites--the same people Moses led across the Red Sea--had fallen into complete apostasy--they had become murderers, liars, adulterers, and worse, and their destruction had long been foretold. It is in this world of darkness that a wonderful family fights for goodness and refuses to give up on their society. But more than this--they refuse to give up on each other.
It is in this world of darkness that the story of the Book of Mormon begins--a story of pure, true love and the family-centered values that are at the heart of the Hebrew Bible, and the heart of all those who believe in it--Jew, Christian, and Muslim alike. We all have the Hebrew Bible as part of our canon. We are all Abrahamic religions.
If you enjoyed Dreamworks' The Prince of Egypt and it's story-centered, multi-faith approach to the Bible, you'll love From the Dust. It tells the story of the ancient origins of the Book of Mormon--without being preachy. It focuses on familial relationships and the things humanity has in common--not the little differences that divide us.
Here are some storyboards and a peek at what the finished comic/graphic novel will look like.
Dragons in From the Dust? See Jeremiah 51:34.
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