​Church Buys Schools Minecraft-Themed Bibles To Get Kids Into Jesus

Churches in Jersey have banded together to buy children at local schools copies of The Unofficial Bible for Minecrafters - Stories from the Bible told block by block.

According to a report in the Bailiwick Express, the game-themed holy books were donated by the Religious Education Advisory Council (REAC) to 24 schools in the Jersey area.

The Unofficial Bible for Minecrafters "re-create[s] Bible stories with the famous virtual blocks to produce vibrant, and complex 3-D worlds filled with adventure and using astonishing imagination," the book's blurb says.

Reverend Beverley Sproats of St John's Parish Church told the Express that the church contributed 30 copies to the local St John's School because it made the stories more "accessible" for children.

The book is actually part of a series, including other titles such as The Story of Moses, A children's Guide to the Old and New Testament, Life of Jesus, and Heroes and Villains. All of which retell Bible stories in Minecraft form.

If pushed, I'd have only considered the construction of the tower of Babel and the parable of the foolish man who built his house on the sand as being easily adaptable to Minecraft. So well done to authors Garrett Romines and Christopher Miko for building it out into a full series. I'm just happy it means children might not be subjected to Veggie Tales ever again.

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Featured Image Credit: Garrett Romines and Christopher Miko

Julian Benson

Senior journalist at GAMINGbible. Former deputy editor of PCGamesN and news editor of Kotaku UK. Written for Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Wired, and GamesMaster. Author of 'Rags, Bones and Tea Leaves'. Contact: [email protected]

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