Using the Arts

Visual Arts

Free Bible Images

The Word in Pictures
FreeBibleimages offers free sets of Bible story images for teaching. There are over 760 sets of Bible story scenes to view, project or download. There are over 600 Bible story illustration sets, and over 100 Bible story photo sets. Contributers…
December 8, 2018
ChildrenVisual Arts

Jesus Messiah Picture Book

Willem de Vink
Jesus Messiah is a graphic novel (comic) of the life of Jesus, the Messiah. It was created in 1993 by Willem de Vink, and has been translated into more than 155 languages. As well as printed formats, Jesus Messiah can…
October 6, 2018
Understanding ScriptureVisual Arts was founded by Dr. Todd Bolen in 2001 to provide photographic resources for the study and teaching of the biblical world. Todd lived and taught at the Israel Bible Extension near Jerusalem for many years. More than 40 other…
October 5, 2018
Visual ArtsYoung People

Comics for Scripture Engagement

Comic Bible Society
Art Ayris, President, Comic Bible Society (2018)
The most popular global reading format is comics. In almost every area of the world, sequential art is an effective inroad into Scripture engagement and bridge to Scripture explanation and reading. Super Bible.TV hosts the most complete graphic adaptation of…
April 9, 2018
Film and VideoVisual Arts

Open Bible Stories

Open Bible Stories from unfoldingWord is a set of 50 key stories of the Bible, from Creation to Revelation, for evangelism and discipleship, provided freely for translation and multi-media sharing in any language. The stories are available under an open…
October 7, 2017
Film and VideoVisual Arts

Bible Story Scripture Video Templates

Illustrations and Images in Slide Show Format
Telling the stories of the Bible through illustrations, this resource contains everything needed to produce simple Bible story videos. It can be useful during any stage of a Bible translation program, as well as where there is no active translation…
October 5, 2017
Bible TranslationCultureVisual Arts

Avoiding Visual Miscommunication

Choosing Illustrations for Translated Scripture
Michelle Petersen (2016)
Choosing to illustrate interesting events in the text may help build audience interest in the story of Scripture, and this interest may be more foundational to audiences’ relationship with God than knowledge of details about what objects and places looked…
March 8, 2016