The Brick Bible by Brendan Powell Smith
A New Spin on the Old Testament

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NOTE TO PARENTS: This book is intended for older children, teens and adults. For younger children, please search for The Brick Bile for Kids series of picture books. Each presents a traditional favorite Bible story using images and language appropriate for young children. The Brick Bible for Kids books include the following titles:Jonah and the Whale: The Brick Bible for KidsDaniel in the Lions' Den: The Brick Bible for KidsNoah's Ark: The Brick Bible for KidsThe Christmas Story: The Brick Bible for KidsDavid and Goliath: The Brick Bible for KidsJoseph and the Colorful Coat: The Brick Bible for Kids "The Good Book" meets "The Brick"
Brendan Powell Smith has spent the last decade creating nearly 5,000 scenes from the bible--with Legos. His wonderfully original sets are featured on his website thebricktestament.com, but for the first time 1,400 photographs of these creative designs--depicting the Old Testament from Earth's creation to the Books of Kings--are brought together in book format. The Holy Bible is complex; sometimes dark, and other times joyous, and Smith's masterful work is a far cry from what a small child might build. The beauty of The Brick Bible is that everyone, from the devout to nonbelievers, will find something breathtaking, fascinating, or entertaining within this collection. Smith's subtle touch brings out the nuances of each scene and makes you reconsider the way you look at Legos--it's something that needs to be seen to be believed.
1,400 full-color photographs

(This product is not sponsored, authorized, or endorsed by the LEGO company.)
 

About Brendan Powell Smith

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Brendan Powell Smith is the author of Noah's Ark: The Brick Bible for Kids, as well as four adult books, including The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament. He has produced over 5,000 illustrations retelling over 400 stories from the Bible. Please visit his children's website, www.brickbibleforkids.com.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing. 272 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The subtitle for Smith’s curious and curiously powerful graphic novel, which recreates scenes from the Old Testament using Lego bricks and photographing them, is something of a misnomer. As Smith poin

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Fans who loved Smith's surprise hit The Brick Testament: Stories from the Book of Genesis or who have enjoyed his popular Web site (www.thebricktestament.com) will relish this curious take on the Christmas story.

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The opening spread depicts God as a Lego man in white robe with long white beard, floating above scenes of opposing armies facing off with spears, or individuals fighting, stealing, tormenting animals, quarreling, and neglecting children: “God looked at the world and saw that all the people wer...

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Smith (Noah’s Ark: The Brick Bible) retells another Bible story using Lego bricks, beginning with the Annunciation and ending with young Jesus and his parents settling in Nazareth.

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The subtitle for Smith’s curious and curiously powerful graphic novel, which recreates scenes from the Old Testament using Lego bricks and photographing them, is something of a misnomer. As Smith poin

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City Book Review

Anyone that has read the bible, for religious or intellectual reasons, can attest to the fact that the Old Testament can be a bloody and dark part of the Bible.

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The photos, and some of the speech bubbles, are the artist’s interpretation of those Bible stories–you cannot read any book without interpreting it, and the Bible is no exception.

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Chicago Tribune

This particular volume of the Brick Bible focuses on the New Testament and primarily focuses on the Gospels, particularly the book of John, the Book of Acts, and the very last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation.

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