The Christmas Story: The Brick Bible for Kids is a beautifully presented illustration of the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. It's all here: the visit of the angel Gabriel to Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, the birth in a manger, the visit of the shepherds and gifts of the magi, the madness of King Herod, the flight to Egypt and safe return to Nazareth. It's the perfect way to introduce young readers this cherished Bible story, and get the whole family in the Christmas spirit.
For longtimes fans, please note, this new Christmas book is 100% newly illustrated to take full advantage of the big 9-inch by 9-inch picture book format, and is wholly different than previous illustrations of the Christmas story found in previous books or on the Brick Testament website!
TIME Magazine has just published an interview with me about the newly-released book The Brick Bible: The New Testament on their website. In it I discuss my motivation for illustrating the entire Bible in LEGO bricks, my dissatisfaction with other illustrated Bibles, how my approach is different, the creative challenges I've faced, and the various reactions my work has received.
Get excited! Help spread the word! If you haven't already, go to the Facebook page for The Brick Bible and click "share" on the above image by Sunday, September 23 (by midnight PST), and you could win an author-signed advance copy of The Brick Bible: The New Testament!
Or to ensure you end up with an author signed copy, you can just order one from The Brick Bible shop! Just be sure to also post the above image on random internet forums, on Pinterest, or print it out really large, use it to cover the front windshield of your car and drive through heavily populated areas!
Stay safe though.
21 August 2012
Pre-order The Brick Bible: The New Testament
Official announcement! The Brick Bible: The New Testament is coming October 16! See the life and teachings of Jesus illustrated as never before with LOTS of new stories and over 200 never-before-seen images! Plus, follow along on the adventures of Paul in Acts, and gape in awe at the Book of Revelation in all its wondrous glory!
Also got to show off the new Noah's Ark: The Brick Bible for Kids and even some advanced images from the two new Brick Bible books that will be coming out this Fall! Exciting times! Thanks to everyone who came by the booth!
So if you're anywhere near the SF Bay Area, come on by and see heaps of jaw-dropping fan-built LEGO creations, and stop by The Brick Testament table so you can take home heaps of Brick Testament merchandise! Everybody wins!
Just a note to wish everyone out there a very happy Thanksgiving. I am feeling especially thankful to all the friends of The Brick Testament old and new who took the time to speak up on behalf of The Brick Bible on the Sam's Club Facebook page over the past few days. The outpouring of support was amazing.
The story has now been picked up by CNET and Slashdot. With further attention drawn to it, maybe the folks at Sam's Club will see that they have concerned and disappointed more people by banning The Brick Bible from their store than they ever did by carrying it.
My sincere thanks again for standing by The Brick Testament, and best wishes for your holiday weekend. Now go eat some turkey.
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