“…an exceptionally attractive, superbly produced book!”
Calvin Seerveld, Professor Emeritus in Aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto and author of Rainbows for a Fallen World
“With books on Christian art devised to encourage reflection, selectors have overwhelmingly turned to the great names of more distant times. One disadvantage of such an approach is that there is none of the challenge inherently in the wholly new; another is the tendency to imply that the age of great Christian art is past. In this impressive work Christopher Brewer has assembled about forty full colour illustrations of the work of twenty contemporary artists reflecting on the major Christian themes. His commentary provides context without being intrusive. Christians using the book are likely to find themselves not only reassured by the quality of contemporary Christian art but also challenged to reflect in new and interesting ways on familiar themes.”
David Brown, Wardlaw Professor of Theology, Aesthetics and Culture at the University of St Andrews.
“...herein, word and image work in concert to open readers up to hear and see again, and to hear and see as if for the first time, the Bible’s story of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation, inviting – nay commanding!, for the gospel is command – readers to comprehend in this story their own, and to enter with joy into the narrative which is the life of all things.”
Jason Goroncy, Per crucem ad Lucem
“Art is a window into culture and the ideas that affect how we live. For most of its history, the Church has understood the power of art to tell the story of the gospel. This work by Chris Brewer uses contemporary Christian art and written essays to tell the biblical story in a fresh way. It is designed to stimulate conversations with both believers and those who need to know the Savior. In our postmodern world we need to begin the conversation with those who need Christ like Paul on Mars Hill and then point them to Christ and His gospel. ”
Jim Jeffery, President of Baptist Bible College & Seminary
"5/5 stars — a beautiful, important book."
Jenni Simmons, Editor of the Art House America Blog and a staff writer for The Curator
"A fantastic mixture of art and conversation – an estuary where salt water meets fresh water, providing a rich array of creatures and expressions."
Makoto Fujimura, Artist, Author and Founder of International Arts Movement
"This is a magnificently produced book – spacious, glowing, and subtle in its interweaving of text and image. Brewer has brought together an impressive array of contemporary artists and allowed their art to ‘tell the story,’ to bear its own kind of witness to the narrative of the Word-made-flesh."
Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School and Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge
"Interestingly, graphe as the Greek word for Scripture can mean both writing and painting or drawing. In this wonderful book that fittingly blends text and image, we see art telling the supreme story, just as it should. As we have read and heard, so now we see - the biblical narrative shown in breathtaking images and color."
David K. Naugle, Distinguished University Professor, Dallas Baptist University and author of Reordered Love, Reordered Lives (Eerdmans 2008).
"It is rare when I, as a bookseller, get to say that there is nothing like this, but there it is, boldly put: There is nothing like this!"
Byron Borger, BookNotes
"We all learned in kindergarten that compelling presentations must involve both showing and telling - and most Christian communicators proceed to grow up and forget that first half. This book recaptures that joint approach with exquisitely beautiful images that will engage the viewer with the questions, the mystery, and the story of the Gospel."
Curtis Chang, author of Engaging Unbelief: A Captivating Strategy from Augustine and Aquinas (InterVarsity 2000)
Art that Tells the Story
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Following the contours of the biblical narrative, Art that Tells the Story is an invitation to experience the Story through commonly observable, shared experience - in this case, art.
But this is more than a book on art. It’s a conversation about the Story God is telling.
With multiple contributors and almost fifty works of art, Art that Tells the Story offers an ongoing conversation between image, text, scripture, reflection, and cultural artifact.
Join the conversation. Experience the Story.
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