Superhero University: The Ultimate Superhero Training Manual
by Harbinger Ektoutheou
Stratton Press

"Christ Jesus is the Supreme Superhero because He is the One and only Savior."

In this fascinating treatise, author Ektoutheou asserts that to be a superhero, as many young people desire, one must “go above and beyond the call of duty” consistently, answering the call of real, spiritually based love for one’s fellow beings. He offers his Superhero University to educate potential helpers. Some examples of superheroism already exist: MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) started small, spread throughout America, and has reduced drunk driving. Aaron Feis threw himself in front of his students in an act of sacrifice at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Morality, the author states, is not relative; evil exists and must be combatted. Love exists, like the air we breathe. But it is Jesus who saves, invoking our will to action through his example. To be a superhero, you must believe in him, focus on finding solutions, and be available without fear when trouble arises. You may not always succeed, but you do your best, “then let go and give the situation to the Savior.

Ektoutheou’s book includes vivid, allegorical cartoon illustrations by The Artist J introducing each chapter or lesson. A quiz derived from the text follows each lesson, with answers revealed in the final segment. After completing the course, readers will become “certified superheroes” and can sign their names on the Superhero University diploma included. An aftermath shows the superhero three years later, now fully developed in powers of peacemaking. Liberally imbued with biblical quotations that emphasize God’s supremacy, the book combines colorful action drawings and actual case histories with continued exhortations to readers to commit to a Christ-centered lifestyle that will increase their awareness of the need for their superhero services. Ektoutheou’s unique creation will appeal to many and could be a valuable tool in Christian focus for adolescents and young adults.

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