About The

Action Bible

David C Cook originally published The Picture Bible in 1978, and more than 3.5 million copies were distributed worldwide over the next four decades. In 2006, David C Cook planned to create fresh, original artwork for The Picture Bible and selected Sergio Cariello for the project. The updated edition released in 2010 as The Action Bible.

In celebration of The Action Bible’s 10th anniversary, illustrator Sergio Cariello crafted 25 new Bible stories and has expanded artwork for 23 of the original stories. The newly expanded hardcover edition of The Action Bible arrived September 2020.



Sergio Cariello was born in Brazil in 1964 and started drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil. At the age of 5, he already knew that he wanted to be a cartoonist—and so did everyone else. He drew on church bulletins, napkins, and every surface within his reach.

In February 2006, when David C Cook publishing contacted him to gauge his interest in the new project, they never could have known that he had grown up with a Portuguese translation of The Picture Bible. He was reading it before he even knew how to ride a bike! He never dreamed he would one day get to work on this Bible!

Sergio Cariello has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. He attended The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art as well as the Word of Life Bible Institute.

Sergio Cariello


The Action Bible family of products includes more than a dozen resources, such as illustrated Bibles, curriculum, video, and devotionals. Sales of the entire product line, including ebooks, has topped 2.85 million units worldwide.

Action Bible Hereos and Villains
The NIV Action Study Bible Premium 3D cover
Action Bible Devotional 3D cover