Since the earliest frescoes painted by the first Christians, the life of Christ has been portrayed through painting, sculpture and art. Now artist Dinah Roe Kendall offers a vibrant retelling of the full scope of Jesus' ministry, bringing the incarnation to life in ways engaging both the eye and the imagination. Kendall walks readers through the Gospel narratives from Annunciation to Ascension. Accompanied by Eugene Peterson's The Message rephrasing of the Gospel stories, Allegories of Heaven leads readers into a fresh experience of the Jesus story.
The joy that results when words and art collide
Posted by Frank N Koob on Oct 31st 2017
Art, scripture, and the written word come together to reflect upon a metaphorical understanding of a spiritual reality. This challenges the person perusing the sections of the book to form one's own metaphorical approach toward the same reality. This book is on my coffee table. I hope that my guests pick it up and peruse it and grow a little bit from perusing I as I have.