As a mom of three Lego-loving boys, I cannot fully describe to you how obsessed my boys are with these colorful little plastic “brick building” pieces! We’ve been buying Legos for birthdays and Christmas, and any other occasion they could talk us into for the past 10 years. In other words, don’t walk around my house barefoot at night in the dark, ouch! An amazing new book, the Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible releases today, and I know that if it had released 10 years sooner, we would probably still be reading it nightly because of my boy’s fascination with anything Lego.
The Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible includes 35 stories from the Old and New Testament, written by Emily Dammer and illustrated by Antony Evans. The stories are brief enough to hold the attention of a child, and powerful enough to communicate truth they will understand. There’s a theme around building throughout the book, starting with “Thank him for what he built just for us!” with the creation story and concluding with “Jesus is building a wonderful new home for us in heaven!”
Now, I sometimes find children’s Bible illustrations be a bit boring. But that is far from the case here! My professor at Dallas Seminary, Prof. Howard Hendricks used to say, “If you are going to bore people, don’t bore them with the Gospel. Bore them with calculus, bore them with earth science, bore them with world history, But it is a sin to bore people with the Gospel.” If you are a Christian parent, one of the most significant purchases you will ever make for you and your child, is a colorful and engaging children’s Bible. This one is sure to keep them interested. Check out these bold, colorful illustrations!
The stories travel from Creation, Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath, the birth of Jesus, his life, death, and resurrection. Each story has a short “building block” takeaway for kids to apply the principles of what they just read. While I love the well written stories, I do wish the story of Joseph had been included, because it’s one of my favorites in Scripture. But the story of Joseph is quite long and I could see why they couldn’t include everything. A great solution would be to release a Brick Builder’s story of Joseph separately! I think that would be marvelous! (Hint, hint, Zondervan)
I received 2 advance copies of this Bible, and when my youngest 11-year-old accidentally saw it, he immediately wanted it! I have to keep one of my advance copies for him for Christmas, but I’m going to give away the other one! To enter, check out the details on the One Happy House Facebook Page here. The winner will be randomly drawn by Caleb next Monday, December 10th so that I’ll have time to mail these books out to you to receive by Christmas!
Friends, this was my VERY FIRST book review EVER!!! Hope you enjoyed it! And as such, I must be thoroughly legal and post the following for your enjoyment:
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