The Making of Religion: Growing Up in the House of God

A new book is coming! The files of Religion: a Discovery in Comics have been sent to the printer and the physical book will be in stores after the Summer. Time to let the world know what it’s all about.

After Philosophy and Science, Religion: a Discovery in Comics is again a graphic novel that gives a colorful overview of the basic concepts of the field – in this case: the five major world religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.

But this book is more. Far more than the other two books, this one is about me – because I firmly belief that you can’t tell truth about religion without getting into what it means personally.

I have quite some experience with all kinds of religious surroundings. As a toddler, I literally played in church, since my father was a minister in the small village of Okkenbroek and we lived in a vicarage attached to the church. The holy and the mundane were very naturally intertwined for me from an early age. My parents (both theologians) encouraged stories and questions and welcomed discussions, even (especially!) when they were very critical.

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Here’s a page from the book that more or less sums up those early years of my life:

okkenbroek

The village and the church are still the same as they were 35 years ago, here’s a recent picture:

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Author: Margreet de Heer

Dutch graphic novelist, known for her educational series 'A Discovery in Comics', featuring 'Philosophy', 'Science' and 'Religion'. In the works: 'World Domination' and 'Love'. Margreet lives and works in Amsterdam with her artistic husband Yiri and their black cat Toto.

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