The Brick Bible: the New Testament : A New Spin on the Story of Jesus Paperback
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 (R) 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
- Publication Date: 09/10/2012
- Category: New Testaments
- ISBN: 9781620871720
- EPUB from £14.39
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Review by lpetrazickis
Full disclosure: I'm an atheist.The Brick Bible is the holy book of the Christian religion illustrated with dioramas of Lego figurines. The dioramas are filled with humour and visual gags.There are three parts. Gospels is the Christian story of Jesus being a dick, Acts of the Apostles is the Christian story of Jesus' disciples being dicks, and Revelation of John is an apocalyptic drug trip.Christianity shares the foibles of other religions. Are you amused by the Mormon thing where Joseph Smith conveniently misplaces a set of solid gold tablets sent by God? Well, get a load of how Jesus gets taken off the cross early (Mark 15:44) and then mysteriously turns out to not be dead after all. Are you horrified by the alleged rumour of the guy who got boiled alive in a Florida motel bathtub after trying to get back the $50,000 he donated to Scientology? Well, Christians put their version right in their holy book (Acts 5:5).Reading the Brick Bible is a delightful and approachable way to learn more about Christianity.