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A while back, I did a post and video about The Brick Bible, which was created by an atheist. While many of the stories in his version of the Bible could be found in the Bible, it’s focus was not on giving glory to God, but rather to physically illustrate the Bible using bricks (otherwise known as Legos™, but that term wasn’t legally allowed since it’s trademarked.)
If you are in the market for an illustrated kid’s Bible this Christmas, I recommend checking this one out as a viable alternative to The Brick Bible.
Now there is a new Brick Bible on the market called “The Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible,” but there are some differences.
Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible vs. The Brick Bible
The Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible is illustrated, rather than physically constructed like The Brick Bible. The illustrations are beautiful, but if you are looking for “real life Legos” this doesn’t have it. Therefore, this book is going to appeal to a little bit younger audience, particularly those who would be into The Lego Movie or the Ninjago series.
Unlike Brendan Powell Smith, who is an atheist, The Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible is written and published by Christians. Emily Dammer and Antony Evans have teamed up with ZonderKidz to create this kid-friendly version that teaches and reinforces Christian principles. https://radicalchristianwoman.com/introduce-the-bible-to-your-grandkids-this-christmas/
The Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible focuses on uplifting Bible stories rather than salacious ones. There are no rape scenes or stories about Lot’s daughters sleeping with Lot in this version of the Bible. The stories include Adam and Eve, Naomi and Ruth, Samson, Jesus’s death, etc.
This isn’t a word for word version of the Bible, but rather paraphrased stories and words of God. Mr. Powell Smith’s version often quote the Bible directly.
Meant for Kids
The Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible is written specifically for children, so you can safely read (or let your children read) this “brick” version of the Bible without fear of having to do damage control afterwards!
Watch the Video
In the video below, I compare and contrast The Brick Bible and The Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible. I also talk about some alternatives to these two illustrated Bibles.
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