The Brick Bible Sequel Is Now on Bookshelves

Last year, Brendan Smith released his book The Brick Bible, based on his popular and wonderful website The Brick Testament. It was a look at the Old Testament… as told through Lego pieces :)

That book was deemed so offensive, Sam’s Club stores banned it from their shelves.

Well, Smith has just released the sequel: The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus:

No word yet on whether anyone’s planning to ban it, but I’m sure once Christian groups catch wind of how accurately/literally the book shows biblical events, they’ll be putting up a fight to censor it:



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  • Annie

    “Sam’s Club Bans bible from its shelves!”  I would like to see that headline in the paper.

  • Castilliano

    I work in a mainstream bookstore, and The Brick Bible is our bestselling bible.  (As a single book, not vs. many books sharing same translation.)
    Who’s buying it?  Christians.
    Not that some haven’t thought it ridiculous or profane, but most find it cute and amusing.  If only they knew it was made by an atheist…
    (But then again, King James was bisexual, if not plain gay.)

    • Tim

      Apparently there was a contempory saying – Rex fuit Elizabeth, nunc est regina Jacobus (Elizabeth was King, now James is Queen)

    • kaydenpat

      When I first found the Brick Bible website, I had no idea that it was an atheist’s creation until I googled its creator.  He is very creative.

  • 7bigbunnys

    Reminds me of R.Crumb’s Illustrated genesis book which illustrated the horrorshow.
    I was surprised at the lack of outrage about that so maybe this will get a pass.
    peter g

    • http://www.shadesthatmatter.blogspot.com asmallcontempt

      Ah, I love the R. Crumb Genesis book. The illustrations are great and it’s very illuminating to see everything in pictures. I think I love the Brick Bible more though, if only because some people buy it because they think it’ll be a cute Bible for the children, only to find it pulls no punches about what really goes on in that book.

  • r.holmgren

    Reminds me of R.Crumb’s Illustrated genesis book which illustrated the horror show.”
    Yes, because there’s nothing about contemporary humanity that’s horrific. 

    Thesauros

    • coyotenose

      Your attempt to insert an irrelevancy into the discussion in place of an actual argument is noted, as is your apparent inability to see the difference between humans doing awful things to one another and an omnipotent, omniscient entity doing awful things to humans.

  • A Reader

    Actually a lot of the religious comments on the Amazon post seem to like the book. Wtf?


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