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The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

The Lego and The Book

Brendan Powell Smith employs a unique medium to depict bible scenes: Legos. I found myself fascinated, standing at the bookstore looking through "The Brick Bible" with its many colorful renderings of the Lego scenes that Smith posed. I'm familiar with the Bible, but it'...
Brendan Powell Smith employs a unique medium to depict bible scenes: Legos. I found myself fascinated, standing at the bookstore looking through "The Brick Bible" with its many colorful renderings of the Lego scenes that Smith posed. I'm familiar with the Bible, but it's been a long time since I've opened one. I couldn't help but by the book and bring it home with me. Although not a comprehensive treatment of the entire Old Testament, it does focus on many of the key stories, scenes, locations, individuals, and lessons found therein. Smith has a witty approach to his rendering of biblical scenes. He's not shy to address the most innocent and virtuous, to the more dark and heavy stories of the Bible. How else could one treat the Old Testament, but to include the entire spectrum of these stories. "The Brick Bible" opens or reopens the door of inquiry into this ancient text. I hope that a New Testament version will come out soon.

posted by aPlume on November 21, 2011

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6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

DO NOT buy this book for children

I bought this book in the store thinking that it would be a cute way to introduce the bible to my kids until I got it home. I started looking through the book and they the pictures were very inapproiate for children. They were very graphic with blood and violence that a...
I bought this book in the store thinking that it would be a cute way to introduce the bible to my kids until I got it home. I started looking through the book and they the pictures were very inapproiate for children. They were very graphic with blood and violence that a child should not see done with toys. While the pictures in this book were created by legos this book is diffently not for children.

posted by HeidiMCR on December 1, 2011

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    DO NOT buy this book for children

    I bought this book in the store thinking that it would be a cute way to introduce the bible to my kids until I got it home. I started looking through the book and they the pictures were very inapproiate for children. They were very graphic with blood and violence that a child should not see done with toys. While the pictures in this book were created by legos this book is diffently not for children.

    6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Not for the young ones, or anyone else, for that matter!

    As a Sunday school teacher and parent, I totally loved the Manga Messiah series, Picture, and Action bibles, so I bought this thinking it would be another great way to get God's Word into my kids life. Wow, was I wrong!!! I can't even let my 9 year old son read it, my older sons were disgusted, and I am deleting it off my nook. It basically depicts God (a lego man) as a lusty, violent warmonger, personally killing opponents in all the wars, as well as well as any and all disobedient followers. It is bloody and sexually explicit in word and photo (i.e. dismembered, naked, bloody minifigs, and even soldiers checking a minifig woman's virginity!). I know my Bible very, very well, and this "poser bible" nastily warps and edits selected passages, while intentionally ignoring the ones showing God's love, grace and forgiveness towards Israel. This book gets it all wrong - just say, "get behind me Satan" and buy one of the other kids Bible books I mentioned earlier.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    NOT FOR CHILDREN

    Is this being advertised as a children's book?
    I flipped through this book inside b&n, found very adult themed lego pictures>
    such as sex, gore, violence.

    NOT FOR KIDS

    shameful book this is - no warning label or nothing.

    5 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    My son - 6 years old - is a fun of lego and chose this book. Whe

    My son - 6 years old - is a fun of lego and chose this book. When we start reading it together I realized the material IS NOT for children. Angels raping women, men getting drunk and having sex. All this with lego figurines!!!!!!!! Unfortunately what has been seen cannot be unseen. I just hope those images won't linger in my son's mind. This book should not be marketed as a book for children because it is not. Book stores should be held accountable for this deception.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Lego brick (bible)

    I flipped through this book at barns & nobel i'm only 10 and even I could pick out mistakes alot of mistakes if you belive in a bunch of balony this is for you. If you belive in the truth and that God loves you try Olive Tree.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Written by an Atheist! Not the perspective I want my kids to rea

    Written by an Atheist! Not the perspective I want my kids to read. Will be returning to the store. 

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Not for kids! Don't judge it by its cover.

    My 8-yr old spotted this cute cover while we were looking for a present for her big brother's 12th Birthday. And yes, the yellow, "naked" Adam & Eve minifigs on the cover made us giggle.
    What was not so amusing was my son bringing the book to me the next day, saying that he didn't think it was appropriate. Now, if you've ever read any of the old testament, you know many of these stories are harsh and violent. This book takes the most graphic ones and presents them with nice little minifigs posed to tell the story. There is one about circumcision, and many about rape. NOT material for children. I was mortified and my mistake. Never, ever had imagined that a LEGO item -branded or not- would depict things like this.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 30, 2011

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    Posted November 7, 2011

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