The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus
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The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus

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by Brendan Powell Smith
     
 

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From the author of the highly praised and somewhat controversial The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament comes the much-anticipated New Testament edition. For over a decade, Brendan Powell Smith, creator of popular website bricktestament.com, has been hard at work using LEGO® to re-create scenes from the Bible. Now, in one volume, he has

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From the author of the highly praised and somewhat controversial The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament comes the much-anticipated New Testament edition. For over a decade, Brendan Powell Smith, creator of popular website bricktestament.com, has been hard at work using LEGO® to re-create scenes from the Bible. Now, in one volume, he has brought together over 1,000 “brick” photographs depicting the narrative story of the New Testament. From the life of Jesus—his birth, teachings, and parables—to the famous last supper scene and the crucifixion; from the fate of Judas to the life of Paul and his letters to the Ephesians; from the first book burning to the book of Revelations, this is the New Testament as you’ve never experienced it before.

Smith combines the actual text of the New Testament with his brick photographs to bring to life the teachings, miracles, and prophecies of the most popular book in the world. The graphic novel format makes these well-known Bible stories come to life in a fun and engaging way. And the beauty of The Brick Bible: The New Testament is that everyone, from the devout to nonbelievers, will find something breathtaking, fascinating, or entertaining within this impressive collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620871720
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/09/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
467,690
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Brendan Powell Smith is the author of the bestselling Brick Bible series for adults and two children's books in the Brick Bible for Kids series: Noah's Ark and The Christmas Story. He has produced nearly five thousand illustrations retelling over four hundred Bible stories. His work can be seen on his website at www.thebrickbible.com.

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The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is actually NOT targeted at children, like everyone keeps on whining about. It's located in the Bible Theory/Studies section. That's not in the kids department. Parents shouldn't assume that's just because it's Lego, it's for kids. Legos are for adults, too. There are Lego series such as Lego Architecture that are targeted at adults. There are also many professional Lego builders who built very large Lego constructions for museums, sale, etc. Legos are not merely a child's toy. If you'd been a responsible parent and actually did a bit of research on the book BEFORE buying it for your child, you wouldn't be having this problem. It's called being a parent. That rant aside, this is a great book for anybody looking for a satirical, if perhaps more modern, take on the Bible. A lot of the humor will be lost on you if you HAVEN'T read the New Testament (Well whaddaya know, an atheist read the New Testament, how not surprising), but it's still kind of funny anyway. In conclusion, this book is obviously NOT for children, and is quite snarky, so it's not for the overly-sensitive sort. Basically, if you're a Christian who has some backbone, or a non-Christian with a basic grasp on the religion, then this book is something you may enjoy. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We checked this book out from the library because our kids like Legos and we believe in the Bible. A quick flip through looking at the first few pages and everything looks okay. However, the farther in you get, the more misleading and vile this book's interpretation of God's Word is. This is NOT endorsed by Lego and this is NOT written or put together by a Christian (author is rumored to be an atheist and there seems to be no evidence online one way or the other). There is fake blood in the form of using small, clear red bricks piled near/on Lego body parts, but in other places there is red paint/clay put on the Legos in splatter/scratch-like marks that is more disturbing. This is not nearly as disturbing as the author's &quot;interpretation&quot; of certain scriptures. For example, when Jesus visited Nazareth the first time, he preached in the Synagogue, reading from the book of Isaiah,&quot;The Spirit of the Lord is upon me...&quot; and the people were angered and led him out of the city with the intention to throw him off a cliff. &quot;But he passing through the midst of them went on his way&quot; {Luke 4}. The second time Jesus visited Nazareth it is reported He &quot;could do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands on a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marveled at their unbelief. {Mark 6:5-6}&quot; Some translations say that, &quot;Jesus could do no miracles there because of their unbelief.&quot; Also, in Luke 14, Jesus is having a meal at a Pharisees home and they are having a heated discussion of what it means to be a follower of Christ. Jesus explains that it is costly to become a disciple and one must consider Jesus to be more worthy than all other relationships and endeavors in this life.  The author of this book perverts these passages by putting them together into this blasphemous storyline: (The following are sequential quotations from The Brick Bible: The New Testament and I am not omitting any words or sentences in the midst of these quotes to misrepresent the authors interpretation/spin.The &quot;...&quot; are included in the book.) He writes: &quot;Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but hostility! From now on there will be fieve in one family divided against each other, three against two... ... and two against three. I have come to set son against father... ...daughter against mother... ... and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law. If anyone does not hate his father, mother, children, brothers, sisters, and yes, even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Many who heard him were astonished and said,' Where did he get these ideas? Isn't this the carpenter? The son of Mary and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And aren't his sisters here with us?' The people in the synagogue were furious. They drove him out of the town and took him to the edge of the hill to throw him down the cliff. He could do n o miracle there, but he slipped through the crowd and went on his way.&quot; The photo also depicts that as Jesus runs away from the cliff, some other person is falling over the edge screaming.  It's the product of allowing someone with no respect for the God, the Bible, or even classic literature to take a scissors to the verses in the Bible and paste only the ones they choose, in whatever order they choose, to paint a very sick and twisted suggestion of what, in their opinion, may have happened, or would simply be an entertaining read- you know, to get a good laugh at Christians who believe in Jesus and God as being loving and just. Do not get this book to try and pique someone's curiosity about the Bible just because they love Legos. It will do more harm than good. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this as a present for my son's 1st communion. It does not include all the books in the Catholic bible, but it is a great way to get the kids interested in reading the bible. My younger son is always trying to sneak-read it, and wants his own copy. Overall we are pleased with it, and it is getting a lot of attention in our house. I will say that Revelation is giving me some pause, as the depictions are quite.....thought provoking. What a cool idea to use Legos to illustrate the bible!!
galacticmex More than 1 year ago
Complete Lego bible can be found in author's website, but I still bought the book for it's artistic merit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a little bit and why are people complaining its history if this is bad for children wouldnt the bible be bad for children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hehehe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have purchased several books for children to read on my Nook HD with limited satisfaction. This book is simply a photo of each page. The text is far too small and there is no way to zoom the page at all. It is not worthwhile to purchase. Wish I had bought the real book as the concept is cute.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE BRICK BIBILE: THE NEW TESTAMENT: A NEW SPIN ON THE STORY OF JESUS as told and illustrated by Brendan Powell Smith is a powerful Religious/Art. The second in &quot;The Brick Bible&quot; series for Kids, see &quot;A New Spin on the Old Testament&quot;. The author makes use of Lego's to tell the story of Jesus in a unique and entertaining way. I read &quot;A New Spin on the Old Testament&quot; and must say I enjoyed this one so much more. Please do not misunderstand me, the Old Testament is a little gory in truth. Back to this title, I found it to be much more to a child's taste. The creation using Lego's to create the scenes will truly hold a child's interest,as well as the telling of the story of Jesus. Well done! A uniquely powerful graphic novel and one both young and old alike will enjoy. Well written with beautiful graphics. A great read and one that will encourage your youngsters to learn the Bible. Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: NONE REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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JenWen1 More than 1 year ago
NOT OK FOR KIDS EVEN THOUGH CLEARLY TARGETED TO KIDS Makes me really mad that this book has no indication that it is not for kids.  It is to mock the Bible and is really graphic and inappropriate.  I can't imagine any parents would give this to their child if they simply took five minutes to look inside.  Can't wait to return this book today.
LuciaA More than 1 year ago
Not a book for children. marketing like one is misleading and deceptive. the intepretation of the bible is from some one that clearly does not like God.
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NorCalMike More than 1 year ago
NOT appropriate for children. Clearly this was written by an athiest whose intention was to slyly mock the Bible through a medium targeted toward children. Executed in very poor taste. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was written by an Atheist. Not the perspective that I want my kids reading! Will be returning to the store. 
Christianmom0 More than 1 year ago
This is definitely not for children or anyone who believes in a merciful loving God but would be great for those fundamental christians who believe in a God of wrath. Very graphic and violent. I returned it and bought my son a different Bible.
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DO NOT BUY!!! Clearly this lying,evil,atheist author made this book look interesting to lure kids in. That way he could get lies in their heads at an early age. This book is full of lies and twists and mutalates the image of God.
ABAR More than 1 year ago
Noticed some errors, such as Jesus' ascension a few pages before his meeting with the disciples at the lakeshore and the omission of some key parables. Overall, however, this is something that kids of all ages will enjoy.
sassycatCB More than 1 year ago
My two boys, ages 7 and 9, LOVE this book and its companion for the Old Testament. These books capture the imagination of Legophiles with the greatest stories ever told. Love them. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really got my son interested in the story of Jesus!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not know who is right on the things they text. From the leader of th Wonla texting club
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a little innopropreate but still most older kids know this stuff.