A Child's Prayer comic strip

I have always loved reading books. A time never goes by that I am not reading a book of some kind, whether it is a novel or a spiritual book. In fact, my very first introduction to the Orthodox Christian faith was a book called Monastic Wisdom by Elder Joseph the Hesychast. This book was recommended by an Orthodox friend of mine. Even though I had already visited a local Orthodox church a number of times, this book was my first introduction to the faith, and from then on I was thirsty for more and more spiritual books. I love reading spiritual books so very much, especially books on the lives of the saints! I don’t know if I have the words to express how I feel when I read the life of a saint, but the best I can put into words is that it’s like I am seeing people and the world through their eyes. And when that happens, I feel God’s loving grace and the world around me seems so beautiful and calm.

This is why I wanted to create my next comic strip on spiritual reading. In this comic, you will see Father Gabriel sitting in a beautiful and peaceful forest reading a spiritual book, with his kitty napping peacefully beside him. This is how I feel when I am reading a spiritual book 🙂

So if any of you are interested in reading a spiritual book, here are a few of my recommendations:




4 Comments

  1. Mary

    December 4, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    This is so peaceful and beautiful comic strip. Thank you for your recommendations. I would love to read them one by one. And I’m also happy to see Father Gabriel’s kitty! :o)

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    • Nicholas Tamraz

      December 4, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you very much Mary for your comment. Yeah lately I’ve been wanting to include my kitty in my artwork. Expect to see him again in the future 🙂

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  2. Mark Doiel

    December 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    A comic strip character which inspires… With beautiful stories and artwork to boot!

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    • Nicholas Tamraz

      December 4, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you very much for your comment Mark! It makes me so happy that you’re enjoying my comic strips. That’s my goal for Father Gabriel, for him to be an inspiration and example of how the Holy Fathers of the Church can inspire us and lead us to God through their great wisdom. Thank you again for your comment 🙂

      Reply

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