The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620879023
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 480,075
  • File size: 104 MB
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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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  • Posted December 29, 2012

    NOT appropriate for children. Clearly this was written by an ath

    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. 

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    It was written by an Atheist. Not the perspective that I want my

    It was written by an Atheist. Not the perspective that I want my kids reading! Will be returning to the store. 

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

    This is definitely not for children or anyone who believes in a

    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.

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    This book is actually NOT targeted at children, like everyone ke

    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. 

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    NOT OK FOR KIDS EVEN THOUGH CLEARLY TARGETED TO KIDS Makes me re

    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.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    Not a book for children. marketing like one is misleading and de

    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.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

    GREAT LEGO BOOK BUT NOT FOR CHILDREN

    Complete Lego bible can be found in author's website, but I still bought the book for it's artistic merit.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    We checked this book out from the library because our kids like

    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 "interpretation" of certain scriptures. For example, when Jesus visited Nazareth the first time, he preached in the Synagogue, reading from the book of Isaiah,"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me..." and the people were angered and led him out of the city with the intention to throw him off a cliff. "But he passing through the midst of them went on his way" {Luke 4}. The second time Jesus visited Nazareth it is reported He "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}" Some translations say that, "Jesus could do no miracles there because of their unbelief." 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 "..." are included in the book.) He writes: "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." 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. 

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Interesting twist on the bible

    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!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Great Find!

    Every child & adult that sees it are fascinated by this wonderful find!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Lego Jesus rocks!!

    Really got my son interested in the story of Jesus!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Does not work for Nook

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    THE BRICK BIBILE: THE NEW TESTAMENT: A NEW SPIN ON THE STORY OF

    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 "The Brick Bible" series for Kids, see "A New Spin on the Old Testament". The author makes use of Lego's to tell the story of Jesus in a unique and entertaining way. I read "A New Spin on the Old Testament" 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

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Love it!

    I read the old testement and I loved it. This one is even better.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Interesting look at the New Testament!

    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.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    My two boys, ages 7 and 9, LOVE this book and its companion for

    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. 

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Moone

    Hehehe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Candy

    I was challenged, but l broke my wrist. Mleh...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    Fury Wing

    Aweshum bro. Can I npbe in it?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    LEGO The Five Golden Brick Temples: Chapter 9

    A cloaked pony trotted towards a beach. It suddenly saw an unicorn drop a soda can on the white sands. Infuriated by this act, the mysterious pony lifted a gu<_>n, prepared to ki<_>ll.<br>"Hey!"<br>It turned around, pointing the de<_>adly weapon at a red Royal Changeling.<br>"Don't sh<_>oot me, or you will face the wr<_>ath of my Changeling subjects."<br>"You do realize that you're talking to an im<_>mortal pony?" the pony replied.<br>"Yes. You're the one that they call the Mare with the Machine Gu<_>n, am I correct?" the Changeling asked.<br>The Mare replied, "Yes, I am."<br>"I have a job for you. There is certain Mixel that I would like you to ki<_>ll. I believe he is heading for Chima, along with others. You can ki<_>ll them as well, if you wish." The Royal Changeling held up a picture of a red, bird-like Mixel with a flame on the top of its head. The Mare with the Machine Gu<_>n took the picture.<br>"And what's my reward? I love to ki<_>ll, but I won't become a hitpony without payment," she said. The Changeling held out a large bag of bits.<br>"It's a deal, then." The Mare took the bag, and trotted away.<p>***<p>Sanya and Toxio walked to a costume party. Sanya was dressed as a black samurai, while Toxio was dressed like Reshiram. The Venomari wore a white dress that was red at the bottom, and there was Reshiram-like wings attached to the back. On her head, she wore a mask resembling the top half of the said Legendary Pokemon's head.<br>"You're keeping me from ssstopping the Changelingsss JUSSST to go to sssome party!?" she hissed indignantly.<br>"It's more than the party," Sanya replied vaguely, infuriating her even further. When they finally got to the costume party, they found Tornado Spin and Swiral waiting for them. The former was dressed as a knight, while the latter was wearing a black tuxedo (with a electric blue tie and Zekrom wings on the back) and black pants. Like Toxio, he also wore a mask, but this one resembled the upper part of Zekrom's head.<br>"Let's get partying, shall we?" Tornado said.<p>***<p>Sanya waited for the perfect oppurtunity. To keep the Serpentine near each other, she and Tornado Spin also stayed close to each other. When a slow song finally came on, Tornado and Sanya began to dance together so that Toxio and Swiral have no choice but to dance together as well.<br>"You know, I never danced with a pony," remarked Sanya, watching the Venomari and Hypnobrai dance awkwardly. Despite the way they danced, it was clear that there was feelings of love going between them right now, though they have no idea the feelings were romantic.<br>"We do dance differently from MiniFigures, don't we?" chuckled the stallion. The two felt a connection, as if they were meant for each other.<p>And the two new couples danced together all night.<p>((Flain: Well, that's a wrap!<br>Epicness 1:(Appears out of nowhere and dumps iced water from a bucket on Flain)<br>Flain: (Drenched with water) Of course.<br>Toxio: (Laughs at him)<br>Epicness 2: (Also pops out of nowhere and dumps iced water on Toxio, then turns towards Epicness 1) AH! IMPOSTAH!<br>Epicness 1: Da<_>rn! Caught in the act! (Bursts into green flames (revealing a Changeling) and runs off)<br>The real Epicness: See ya next chapter. In the meantime, AFTER THAT CHANGELING!<br>All three: (Chases the Changeling)))

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