Spiritual Life and Leadership

6. From Tragedy to Comic Books, with Mario DeMatteo

October 01, 2018 Markus Watson
Spiritual Life and Leadership
6. From Tragedy to Comic Books, with Mario DeMatteo
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Spiritual Life and Leadership
6. From Tragedy to Comic Books, with Mario DeMatteo
Oct 01, 2018
Markus Watson

Mario DeMatteo’s life was turned upside down in more ways than one when he suddenly became a quadriplegic. It was tragedy, to be sure. But it turned out to be the thing that drew Mario closer to God and set his life on a new trajectory publishing graphic novels that tell the stories of the scriptures in a sci-fi universe. Listen as Mario DeMatteo shares about how God used his tragedy then and is using his new calling now.

 

THIS EPISODE’S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Mario DeMatteo had a tragic accident in which he dove into a shallow swimming pool and became a quadriplegic.
  • While in the hospital, a friend brought him a Silver Surfer comic book, at which point he fell in love with comics.
  • It was as a result of his accident that Mario grew in his relationship with Jesus.
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl was a formative book that Mario read in the early months after his accident.
  • Mario DeMatteo describes how he went from merely loving comic books to creating his own graphic novel, a science fiction version of the Apostle Paul.
  • Mario had to invest his own money into this project. Even though some said he should put his money into other more “spiritual” projects, he felt called to invest in his graphic novel.
  • Mario has gotten wonderful feedback from people who have purchased his graphic novel.
  • People sometimes push back on the sci-fi aspect of the graphic novel.
  • Mario DeMatteo is now working on a second graphic novel titled Peter, which focuses on the life of Jesus through Peter’s eyes.
  • Mario shares about his rhythms and practices that keep him close to Jesus.
  • After reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, Mario began journaling first thing in the morning.
  • You can order Mario DeMatteo’s graphic novel at his website, http://www.beartruthcollection.com

 

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Show Notes

Mario DeMatteo’s life was turned upside down in more ways than one when he suddenly became a quadriplegic. It was tragedy, to be sure. But it turned out to be the thing that drew Mario closer to God and set his life on a new trajectory publishing graphic novels that tell the stories of the scriptures in a sci-fi universe. Listen as Mario DeMatteo shares about how God used his tragedy then and is using his new calling now.

 

THIS EPISODE’S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Mario DeMatteo had a tragic accident in which he dove into a shallow swimming pool and became a quadriplegic.
  • While in the hospital, a friend brought him a Silver Surfer comic book, at which point he fell in love with comics.
  • It was as a result of his accident that Mario grew in his relationship with Jesus.
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl was a formative book that Mario read in the early months after his accident.
  • Mario DeMatteo describes how he went from merely loving comic books to creating his own graphic novel, a science fiction version of the Apostle Paul.
  • Mario had to invest his own money into this project. Even though some said he should put his money into other more “spiritual” projects, he felt called to invest in his graphic novel.
  • Mario has gotten wonderful feedback from people who have purchased his graphic novel.
  • People sometimes push back on the sci-fi aspect of the graphic novel.
  • Mario DeMatteo is now working on a second graphic novel titled Peter, which focuses on the life of Jesus through Peter’s eyes.
  • Mario shares about his rhythms and practices that keep him close to Jesus.
  • After reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, Mario began journaling first thing in the morning.
  • You can order Mario DeMatteo’s graphic novel at his website, http://www.beartruthcollection.com

 

RELEVANT RESOURCES AND LINKS:


Instructions to leave a review of Spiritual Life and Leadership:

  • Click HERE.
  • Click on the link that says, "Listen on Apple Podcasts."
  • In the window that opens, click the button that says, "Open Link."  This will open iTunes.
  • To the right of the Spiritual Life and Leadership logo, click "Ratings and Reviews."
  • Under the heading, "Customer Reviews," click on the button that says, "Write a Review."
  • Select the number of stars and write your review.
  • Click submit.

I'd be so grateful if you did this.  Thank you!


Links to Amazon are affiliate links.  If you make a purchase through any of these links, I’ll receive a small commission–which will help pay for the Spiritual Life and Leadership podcast!

Support the show (http://patreon.com/markuswatson)