The Brick Testament by Brendan Powell Smith
Stories from the Book of Genesis

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Two years ago, Brendan Powell Smith embarked on a crusade to illustrate the entire Bible - all 66 books of the Old and New Testament - using only Lego bricks. Here, for the first time in print, are the earliest fruits of his labors.
With more than 175 photographs in all, The Brick Testament: Stories from the Book of Genesis features ten classic tales as you've never seen them before: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Tower of Babel, and more. Every story is accompanied by original verses from scripture - and photographs of intricately detailed models composed out of thousands of Lego bricks. Whether you're a Christian fundamentalist, a devout atheist, or somewhere in between, you're bound to be dazzled by Smith's thoroughly original artistic vision.
 

About Brendan Powell Smith

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Little is known about “The Reverend”Brendan Powell Smith. His life is a mysterious enigma of puzzling paradoxes, enigmatic puzzles, and paradoxical mysteries. He keeps his public life private, and will take most of his secrets with him to the grave.   Though it remains unclear why Smith has chosen to illustrate the Bible in LEGO, most scholars and theologians agree it is of little use to question such matters. In near constant communication with God, “The Reverend” Brendan Powell Smith is perhaps, if not possibly, the closest thing we have to a living modern-day prophet. 
 
Published October 1, 2003 by Quirk Books. 176 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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In Taco Bell one day, Smith claims, his burrito suddenly burst into flames and the voice of God boomed out that he needed to illustrate the Bible entirely out of LEGOs. "But I'm an atheist,

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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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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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In Taco Bell one day, Smith claims, his burrito suddenly burst into flames and the voice of God boomed out that he needed to illustrate the Bible entirely out of LEGOs. "But I'm an atheist,

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Thus far Smith has amassed more than 242 stories from 17 books of the Bible for a total of 2,758 illustrations.

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