The Brick Testament: big in Japan?

Monday, August 22nd, 2005 - 1:25 am PDT

The Bible has been translated into more languages than any other book, but Rev. Smith’s beloved illustrated version of the Bible moves one step closer to that record with the release of the Japanese translation of The Brick Testament: Stories from the Book of Genesis, which has previously seen publication in English (2003) and German (2004). Japanese publisher Futami has redesigned the cover (notably putting Shem on the cover while relegating God to the dust jacket fold-over), but the content remains the same: ten classic stories from Genesis rendered in everyone’s favorite brand of plastic building blocks.