Experience the artistry of classic sculpture from Michelangelo and others while discussing the Scripture passages that inspired them. With this 6-session guide, you'll discover the links between art and faith as you explore the lives of Moses, Habakkuk, Haggai, Mary Magdalene, the apostle Paul, and the Twelve. Includes group activities, discussion questions, practical applications, and more. Featured in softcover with 64 pages.
For centuries, the Bible's dramatic accounts have inspired artists to express the beauty, emphasize the power, and elaborate on the meaning of God's Word. Each elective study in the Through Artists' Eyes series is designed to help people connect classic art to the Bible and then apply the truths discovered to their own lives.
In God's Word in Stone you'll experience the artistry of six masterpieces of sculpture while discovering and discussing the scriptural inspiration behind each one. You'll explore the lives of Moses, Habakkuk, Haggai, Mary Magdalene, Paul the apostle, and the apostles. Each of the six sessions includes:
• Selecting the Stonean introductory, group-building activity that gives members an opportunity to share opinions about the main theme of study
• Roughing out the Imagean examination of the work, life, and thoughts of the artist
• Polishing the Arta Bible study that places the work of the artist within biblical context
• Displaying the Masterpiecediscussion questions that encourage group members to apply the principles of the study to daily life
Additionally, each study features margin notes, tips for projecting the art, definitions of art terms, and suggested supplemental resources for further exploration.
Family practice physician Joe Garland and art docent Cindy Garland have been leading Bible studies at Southwest Church in Springboro, Ohio, for the past seven years. As volunteers in their church, they share a passion for seeing lives transformed by the truth of Scripture. The Through Artists' Eyes series has been developed out of their desire to lead studies that connect art and the Bible.
Jim Eichenberger is a senior editor at Standard Publishing. Jim has a passion for understanding and critiquing the arts in light of Scripture. He is the author of several articles concerning Christ and culture and has been involved in writing and developing two series of resources dealing with the Bible and the artsBox Office Bible Studies and Tuning into God.
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