If you’ve read our manga, you may have noticed some repetition or overlap between some of the stories. The truth is, yes, some of these stories are inspired by the same passages as others (for example, ‘Two Kings’ & ‘A Place at the Table’, or ‘On the Road to Jericho’ and ‘Who is my Neighbor?’).
All of our stories are about Jesus, but are told from the point-of-view of other people — often minor characters, who only show up in the Bible for a scene or two and aren’t even named.
Why would we want to focus on these minor characters anyway?
When reading the Bible, it’s easy to miss the impact of the words because their contexts are so foreign to us. With Waypoints, we’re trying to “get inside characters’ heads,” and in doing so, show how radical and life-changing Jesus’ words and actions really were.
The biblical Gospels (biographies of Jesus) are full of life, and can be looked at from various perspectives. There are often multiple themes, ideas and messages to be drawn from one short passage alone. With Waypoints, we don’t want to add to or take away from Scripture, but show readers how beautiful and meaningful it is. We hope Christians will understand and appreciate it in fresh ways, and that people who are new to the Bible will be curious enough to read it for themselves.
Just like our stories come from various perspectives, there are many perspectives regarding the Bible. What’s yours? You’ll have a much clearer perspective if you read it for yourself. So if you haven’t read the Bible, why not give it a try? It’s the best-selling and most influential book of all time, and has impacted countless lives for the better. Why not see for yourself what all the fuss is about?
You might just find it gives you a new perspective on things.