The Compact Brick Bible
A New Spin on the Old Testament
Brendan Powell Smith
- 272 Pages
- April 28, 2020
- ISBN: 9781510752580
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 6in x 9in x 8.5in
“The Good Book” meets “The Brick”—now in a compact format.
The Holy Bible is complex—sometimes dark, and other times joyous. Now, The Compact Brick Bible compiles 1,400 photographs of LEGO® sets designed by artist Brendan Powell Smith to illustrate scenes from the Bible’s Old Testament in fascinating, humorous detail. From Genesis and the Earth’s creation to the Books of Kings; from Abraham to Moses, from Samson and Delilah to David and Goliath, thisis the ultimate brick-inspired graphic novel of the Bible for adults.
The beauty of The Compact Brick Bible is that everyone, from the devout to nonbelievers, will find something breathtaking or entertaining within this collection, whether a well-known Bible story classic or an often-forgotten piece of history. 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 the Brick Bible for Kids series of picture books.
Brendan Powell Smith is the author of the bestselling Brick Bible for Kids series and the Brick Bible series for adults, including The Brick Bible: The New Testament. Over the last decade, 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. He lives in Mountain View, California.
“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
“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
“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
“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
“ . . . and his LEGOS® were like fiery pillars.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Building a colorful, accessible Bible, brick by LEGO® brick . . . [Smith is] 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