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The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament Paperback – October 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1616084219 ISBN-10: 1616084219 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616084219
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616084219
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (386 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A curiously powerful graphic novel." (Publisher's Weekly, starred review)

Even if you aren’t overly religious, it’s hard not to appreciate the craftsmanship and art that is inside these pages. From the pew warmer to the geek dad, this book is the perfect gift.” (Wired.com)

“What Brendan Powell Smith has done with LEGOs goes beyond remarkable; it borders on genius.” (The Chicago Tribune)

“Entertaining.” (Los Angeles Times)

About the Author

Brendan Powell Smith is an artist known for his divine use of LEGO bricks. In this medium, he has produced nearly 5,000 illustrations, retelling more than 400 stories from the bible. His website, bricktestament.com, has received accolades worldwide. Smith is the author of three other books: The Brick Testament: Stories from the Book of GenesisThe Brick Testament: The Story of Christmas, and The Brick Testament: The Ten Commandments. He lives in Mountain View, California.

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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420 of 427 people found the following review helpful By Jami on November 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
Most childrens bibles gloss over 90% of the material and only show you adam&Eve, Noah's Ark, Jonah and the Whale, Joshua, David & Goliath, nativity scene.

This book shows you many of the missing scenes from the bible that most people wouldn't be exposed to!
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341 of 349 people found the following review helpful By kdavej on November 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
Love this book - probably not the best for children but hey, neither is the Bible (ESPECIALLY the old testament). There's a lot of good, old fashioned christian hypocrisy going on in these reviews. I challenge you, read the book, compare it to the bible and show the world where it gets it wrong.
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318 of 329 people found the following review helpful By Johan Nordvall on November 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
Fantastically accurate and a perfect representation of the bibles message. I great holiday gift for every age. Five stars easy.
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You'll notice the book tends to divide people strongly. Most reviews are either five stars or one.

In the former case the reviews appear to come from open minded individuals who are able to understand that the Bible itself is not all popcorn and unicorns. The Author does depict some of the more troubling passages from the Bible but they are _from the Bible_ which is a challenging book.

In the latter case the reviews mostly come from people reviewing the website which depicts nearly the entire bible, good and bad, and not reviews of the book itself. Even when they are of the book it's clear the reviewers are either unfamiliar with the Bible itself or those who white-wash the disturbing parts.

The illustrations in this book are fun and engaging. The thought and time that goes into the dioramas is inspiring. I highly recommend this book for adults who are not narrow minded and parents who are able to talk about reality with their children.
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261 of 270 people found the following review helpful By J. Baker on November 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
Our son is way into Legos, and this book was great! It's also a fantastic coffee table book and gives all my atheist friends a laugh. It highlights the best parts of the bible! Of course, that's the human sacrifice, incest, genital mutilation and what have you. It's perfect for all you heathens and heathenesses. Buy for your kids and you can have a laugh too. Don't be put off by the reviews, it's a bunch of religious people giving it one star for just the reasons I gave above. Yep, it's true to the Old Testament, in all the right ways. Love it!
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265 of 274 people found the following review helpful By MR T H HARGREAVES on November 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
I love the way you really bring the bible to life. This should be available to everyone everywhere to learn the true teachings of god
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181 of 186 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Baur on October 29, 2013
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Bought this for my son who is 11 and loves Legos. This book has pictures where everything is made of Legos. He loves it and is very interested in the stories. His friends have seen it and I have had parents asking where I got it so they could buy it.
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241 of 258 people found the following review helpful By P. on November 22, 2013
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Isn't one of the core ideas of a religion to get new members while they're young and impressionable?

Well if the book upsets this many christians it must be a good thing!!
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