The Compact Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus (Paperback)
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The New Testament as you've never seen it illustrated before—now in a compact format!
From the author of the highly praised and somewhat controversial The Compact Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament comes the much-anticipated New Testament edition, complete with one thousand photographs of LEGO® sets designed by artist Brendan Powell Smith, depicting the story of Jesus. From the life of Jesus—his birth, miracles, 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.
Combining the actual text of the New Testament with brick photographs, Smith brings to life the teachings and prophecies of the most popular book in the world with the graphic novel format in fun and surprising ways. Everyone, from the devout to nonbelievers, will find something breathtaking, fascinating, or entertaining. Smith's subtle touch brings out the nuances of each scene and makes you reconsider the way you look at the Bible or LEGOS®—it's something that needs to be seen to be believed.
This product is not sponsored, authorized, or endorsed by the LEGO® company.
NOTE TO PARENTS: This book is intended for older children, teens, and adults. For younger children, please search for Brick Bible for Kids series of picture books.
About the Author
Brendan Powell Smith is the author of the Brick Bible for Kids series, as well as books for adults, including The Brick Bible: The Complete Set and The Brick Chronicle history series. Smith lives with family Seneca, Lila, and John and kitties Julep, Gimlet, and Moonshine. You can visit the author’ s child-friendly website at www.brickbibleforkids.com.
“A spectacular twenty-first-century Biblical art masterpiece.” —Rev. Wanda Lundy, Professor of Ministry Studies New York Theological Seminary
"Smith brings back his superb storytelling and photographic skills in a much grander way with this second volume . . . Imaginative, accurate, and simply amazing . . . This is a book that will get you talking about the Bible, asking questions, and get you involved in wanting to know more.” —The Chicago Tribune
“The perfect gift.” —The Onion, AV Club
“The greatest toy story ever told.” —Rolling Stone
“What Brendan Powell Smith has done with LEGOS® goes beyond remarkable; it borders on genius.” —Chicago Tribune
“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
“Entertaining.” —Los Angeles Times
“Our evolving forms of religious expression may be unsettling, but it’s hard to find fault with Brendan Smith’s whimsical art work—a mission to illustrate all the books of the Bible using LEGO® bricks.” —Washington Post
“ . . . and his LEGOS® were like fiery pillars.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Brendan Powell Smith’s book . . . which portrays biblical scenes made from the toy blocks, has inspired ministers to request the images for children’s programs.” —People
“Building a colorful, accessible Bible, brick by LEGO® brick . . . Smith seems to be trying to portray the Bible as accurately as possible.” —Baltimore Sun
“Need to brush up on biblical theology? Can’t get through the King James version? What better place to start than [the Brick Bible].” —Slate.com
“A form of obsessive brilliance.” —San Francisco Bay Guardian