Building Faith Brick by Brick

An Imaginative Way to Explore the Bible with Children

By Emily Given, Emily Slichter Given Published
Paperback ISBN: 9781606741924 $32.00 Buy
Children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade engage the Bible and use their imaginations by creating the stories with these ubiquitous and immensely popular building bricksBuilding Faith Brick by Brick offers a culturally relevant, hands-on way to explore faith stories with a broad range of ages. It grew out of one congregation’s realization that there was a large group of first-grade boys who needed to engage in a new way of interacting with the biblical story. Knowing how much Lego® bricks continue to be popular with children, the author dug deep into the well of creativity and an enormous bin of little plastic building bricks to meld together a new way of teaching the stories of God.

This book offers the methodology as well as 30 Old Testament and 24 New Testament stories with lesson plans.


Can be used in all settings and gatherings
Includes take-home sheets for family study and conversation
Engages children with multiple learning styles and a familiar medium

About the Authors

Emily Given

Emily Given is the director of children and family ministry at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas. She has a deep love for sharing the story of God with God’s youngest people – in as many different ways as possible –and has worked on both the congregational and diocesan levels for over fifteen years. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Emily Slichter Given

Emily Slichter Given is the director of children and family ministry at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas. She has a deep love for sharing the story of God with God’s youngest people—in as many different ways as possible—and has worked on both the congregational and diocesan levels for over fifteen years. She lives in Dallas, Texas.