I always peruse the clearance tables at bookstores. You never know what you may find at a really good price. I hit the jackpot at Barnes & Noble tonight. I found The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament, by Brendan Powell Smith. Aka: The Lego Bible.
Think comic book/graphic novel, but instead of drawn pictures, Legos are set up as the pictures. The Lego Bible compiles Smith's 5,000 Lego made Bible scenes and organizes them to tell over 400 stories of the books of Genesis through Chronicles (skipping Ruth). You may be thinking, "Yea, I've seen Lego buildings, how good can they really be?" You would be impressed. The scenes are detailed and cover all aspects of the Bible, from the joyous moments to the dark. It is an amazing work of art and a unique way to reach people.
From the moment it hit his hands, Cade has not put it down. He runs from one of us to another, exclaiming over the detailed treasures each page contains. At this moment he sits next to me in bed examining the fight scenes in Judges. We are going to get good use out of this book. My 11-year-old daughter has already claimed dibs next.
More of Smith's work can be found at his site: www.brickbible.com
Adam and Eve in Genesis
The Plague of Frogs in Exodus
David and Goliath in Samuel