Friday, December 02, 2011
The Brick Testament
A website, now a book you can buy on Amazon
, that illustrates
the Bible with Legos. Give one of the books a quick read, I recommend Job because it's so uplifting and warm. The imagery actually makes the read a lot more gripping (realizing how childish I sound by complaining that the Bible would be better if it had pictures).
Nice find! And no, I don't think it is childish to wish for pictures. We are visual creatures and even legos can add impact and understanding to words that otherwise can seem remote.
The history of Western art 500-1500 is largely Bible illustrations. So I would say you're in fairly good company. Michaelangelo, for example. The book is a little playful for my taste.
Lots of kids grew up with Iva Hoth's The Picture Bible - not overdramatic by cartoon standards, but certainly a bit more brisk than Arch books. And the current generation grew up with Veggie Tales - which adults often secretly like better.