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Celebrating over 12 Years of Christian Comics and Art Ministry!
Started as a Christian art ministry in early October A.D. 2000, Bibleartbooks has been blessed by God over the years. This website of art and essays grew to include online comics. We hope that you are able to find something here that will draw you closer to God. Robert Flores is privileged to be able to offer these artworks and writings for your personal growth in Christ. Feel free to pass this website on to family, friends and pastors.
Bibleartbooks Mission Statement
Bibleartbooks is a Christian arts ministry whose purpose is to bring people into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, through the use of comic books, art and stories. We seek to create art that is engaging, thought-provoking, and spirit-filled to teach people about the love of Christ. Parents, pastors and youth group leaders are encouraged to use the free resources on bibleartbooks.com as a means of sharing the gospel with those around them.
History of Bibleartbooks
Bibleartbooks started as a ministry in October 2000 by artist Robert Flores, but the roots of this unique ministry span many years prior. Mr. Flores' childhood was spent reading, watching and drawing cartoons. He grew up with all the fantastic 80's cartoons: Transformers, Voltron, TMNT, Ducktales, etc. He also grew up with a steady library of children's books from his mother: Berenstein Bears, Clifford, Curious George, Critter, not to mention comic strips like Calvin and Hobbes and Grimmy. Those early TV shows and books inspired him to be a cartoonist. He created and drew several cartoon characters and placed them in many humorous stories. In 1988, a shift came in his thinking with the release of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. That movie sparked inside of him a desire to take cartooning more seriously and really refine his craft. He continued drawing through junior high and the first two years of high school, but then something happened in between his sophomore and junior years of high school: Robert Flores became a Christian.

To understand the significance of this, it must be stated that Mr. Flores never really considered God to be the source of his drawing talent. Growing up as a Catholic and going to Catholic school, he thought that God was just an entity out there to punish you when you did wrong. In other words, for the first 15 years of Mr. Flores' life, he didn't know who God was. But, in the Summer of 1994, through the influence of a classmate, he came to trust Jesus as his Savior. His artwork immediately changed from the very dark, disgusting artwork that he had been creating, into something that could glorify God. He continued drawing for the high school newspaper through Senior year and enrolled in a community college. Two more years of studying art opened his eyes to what he could do with his God-given talent. But during those tumultous college years, he slowly drifted away from God. Life had become too busy and had forced God out of his life. He desperately needed God again, but was at a loss for how that would happen.

In April 1998, God got a hold of Robert Flores again, and completely transformed his life (again). The things of art, as important as those were, took a back seat to the things of God. For almost a year, Robert studied the Christian faith and the evidences for it, so that he could better communicate what and why he believed that Jesus was the Savior of the world. Some of these thoughts made it into essays for Bibleartbooks, including: Guidelines and Suggestions For the Christian Artist, Thoughts On Christian Art, So, You Want To Be A Christian?, "Rationalizing" A Life Without God and Intolerance To Sin. He also experimented with a lot of different art media, learning what would work and what wouldn't work for biblically-based art.

In Spring 1999, in his third (and final) year of college, 5 Old Testament oil paintings were completed (and would later be added to the website): Deborah, Ezra, Esther, Nehemiah and Huldah. A short testimony of Robert Flores was also added, I Never Knew the Love That Only Christ Could Give. The rest of 1999 saw the new artwork of A Message for Pilate, Samson and Leviticus 14.

In the year 2000, several new art pieces were added, including: Jephthah's Daughter, Potiphar's Wife, A Soldier in Gideon's Army, Ruth and Boaz, The Whale. However, for the bulk of the year 2000, Robert Flores was working on his first graphic novel. In October 2000, through the help of Mr. Flores' Aunt, Aida, he was able to secure the URL, www.bibleartbooks.com. Thus was born Bibleartbooks, the official Christian arts ministry (though, initially under the name of Christian Chapbook Publishing).

The year 2001 saw the the addition of several Bible-based illustrations such as: Four Angels, Rahab Flees Jericho, Elisha and the Shulammite, Esther and Mordecai, Jacob and Laban, Rahab and the Two Spies, Samson's Parents (of which some of these ideas are spun off from the upcoming Hebrews 11 Flash movie). In July 2001, Bibleartbooks saw the publication of its first graphic novel, The Graphical Epistles of First John, James and Jude. This book was featured in a local newspaper and free copies were quickly exhausted. During the course of this year, work was begun on 2 Flash movies. Several essays were also added in the Fall of 2001, including: Thoughts On Hell, Job and Jesus, Jesus Was Made Sin For Us, The Immutable God.

The beginning of 2002 saw the completion of 4 Flash movies: In the Beginning, The Prodigal Son, Substance & Evidence and Stripes Above Measure. Two essays were also added: God Walks the Talk and The Trinity As Savior. In Summer 2002, another print run was made of GE.

In Fall 2004, a limited run edition ashcan of Robert Flores' autobiography was published. This book would later be re-published as Broken: The Rebellion and Redemption of a Discontented Artist in May 2006. In 2005, Bibleartbooks added its first 3 political cartoons: Killing Americans, Porn's Jr. and Homosexuals are Sad. In late 2006, Bibleartbooks added its first prose short story, entitled, The Choir Girl. The following year saw the addition of two more short stories: The Reunion and The Sketch in the Diner.

Several more essays and artwork have been added over the years and continue to be added at various intervals. Together with his wife, Jennifer, Robert is deeply grateful for what God has turned Bibleartbooks into. They are humbled and thankful that these paintings, illustrations, Flash movies, political cartoons, comics, short stories and poems are reaching and teaching people around the world about the love of Christ.

Bibleartbooks
P.O. Box 534
Corona, CA 92878
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About the Artist
Robert H. Flores has been creating art since early childhood. He is a graduate of Riverside Community College with an A.S. Degree in Commercial Art. He lives in Southern California as a graphic designer and enjoys painting and illustrating in his free time. Robert is involved in the Christian comics art movement, and is the illustrator of The Graphical Epistles of First John, James and Jude and Broken: The Rebellion and Redemption of a Discontented Artist. He is happily married to his wife, Jennifer, who also contributes greatly to this website.
Bibleartbooks Doctrinal Statement
We believe in God, who is eternal, infinite and unchanging in His omniscience, omnipresence, justice, love and holiness. He is the Creator of all things, eternally existing and manifesting Himself in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternally existent and only begotten Son of God, fully God and fully man, born of a virgin, who lived a sinless and perfect life, atoned for the sins of humans in His death, was buried, resurrected bodily on the third day, ascended to heaven and who will return as King and Judge of the earth and reign forever.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Baptizer of every believer, who bestows spiritual gifts and empowers, guides and fills them for life. He illuminates the Bible, intercedes for believers and acts on their behalf and God's.

We believe that God created man as a responsible being, who, as the image of God, fell through his choice to disobey, and all humans have subsequently been lost, warped toward sin, alienated from God and only the atoning death of Jesus Christ can restore men and women to eternal life with God.

We believe in salvation by grace through faith, not by works of humans, but exclusively by the perfect work that Christ made through His death on the cross.

We believe the Bible, the verbal plenary inspiration of its 66 books, the inerrancy of the original autographs and its authority on matters to which it speaks.

We believe in the Church, the unified body and bride of Christ, composed of all believers, expressed in local congregations, commissioned to preach the gospel of Christ to the world.

We believe in a future ordained by God, the resurrection and judgment for all, the redeemed to eternal joy in the presence of Christ, the lost to eternal punishment.

Bibleartbooks Favorite Bible Verses
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.— Hebrews 12:1-2

But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. —1 Thessalonians 2:4

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ —1 Corinthians 3:11

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. —Romans 1:16

For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me, yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” —1 Corinthians 9:16

Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” —Matthew 22:37

Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded. —2 Chronicles 15:7

And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. —Luke 7:23

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. —Colossians 3:23-24

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. —Ecclesiastes 9:10

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. —1 Thessalonians 5:16

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. —1 Corinthians 14:33

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. —Zechariah 4:6b

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. —Colossians 3:17

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. —Colossians 3:23-24

But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. —1 Thessalonians 2:4

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. —1 Corinthians 1:19

For them that honor me I will honor, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. —1 Samuel 2:30c

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. —1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.—Philippians 1:6

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. —2 Corinthians 4:1-7

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. —Ephesians 2:10

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. —Matthew 28:18-20

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! —Psalm 133:1

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. —1 Corinthians 2:1-5

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. —Philippians 4:13

Be strong and of a good courage , fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. —Deuteronomy 31:6

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. —Psalm 90:17

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. —Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. —Ephesians 4:11-16

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. —2 Corinthians 5:17

And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: —Deuteronomy 30:9

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. —1 Corinthians 10:31

According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. —Philippians 1:20-21

For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. —Luke 12:48b

There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you. —Deuteronomy 11:25

And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee. —Deuteronomy 12:7

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. —Ecclesiastes 9:10

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. —Proverbs 22:29

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. —Revelation 22:12

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. —Galatians 1:10

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. —2 Corinthians 13:8

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. —Proverbs 16:3

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. —Ephesians 4:1-3

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. —James 4:10

There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. —Proverbs 19:21

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. —1 Corinthians 2:2

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. —Romans 15:5-7

Photo by Jennifer Flores.
Testimonials
"I can’t tell you what a blessing it was to read the article The Press Enterprise wrote about you and your wonderful imaginative Bible comic book. My 7 year old son recently began taking animation classes and you certainly are an inspiration for him to use his gift of drawing from God as a ministry."
— R.T., Moreno Valley, CA

"I teach junior high in a Christian School, I am looking for Christian comic books to not only peak the interest of my students in reading for pleasure, but also to satisfy their thirst of knowledge for the Lord’s word. Thank you so much."
— L.P., Santa Fe, TX

"Our Bible study group is thinking of studying I John, and I thought this might be a great supplement to any study material we have. You did a great job of making it interesting, but more important, staying true to Scripture. Thank you."
— R.I., Newport Beach, CA

"I am a evangelical chaplain serving the Lord here in Tucson. I serve incarcerated juveniles, ages 13-17+, all males. I am always on the lookout for materials on their level. I think comics are a great way to share the Gospel with youth. Please send me a sample of the free comic books, 1 John, James and Jude or any other materials you think would be good for kids."
— C.S., Chaplain, Tucson, AZ

"I think this is a great thing you are doing. God has given you a great blessing and talent. It is so good to see that you are putting it to use. I work in our children’s department at my church and just today we were talking how our children need to work on putting together their own library of books. It is books like yours that will teach our children that they can have a relationship with their Heavenly Father. Showing them in a way that they will connect and relate too."
— R.B., San Jacinto, CA

"I just received the 50 comics that you have given to me together with some tracts last week. Thank you very, very much. . . . I’m sure that these Comics would greatly help stir our young people’s interest in reading the Holy Bible. You are an encouragement to me and to many other brethren."
— V.C., Ozamiz City, Philippines

"Just stumbled upon your website, and am amazed! I would love a copy of the Graphical Epistles book. I have been a youth minister for 8 years, and am currently in seminary, and I am really excited to see such a new and fresh interpretation of this Scripture. Thanks."
— B.G., Cartersville, GA

"I just received a copy of The Graphical Epistles and it is FANTASTIC! What a wonderful way to minister . . . Thank you and God Bless!!!"
— B.F., Seminole, TX

Note: The Graphical Epistles of First John, James and Jude is currently unavailable as a print version. I am working on an updated version of the book, which will include new stories from 2 John and 3 John.
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