Praying the Word: Illuminated Prayers and Wisdom from the Saint John's Bible  -     By: Donald Jackson
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Praying the Word: Illuminated Prayers and Wisdom from the Saint John's Bible

Liturgical Press / 2008 / Hardcover

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Pray lectio divina with these 25 renditions of the illustrator's art. Taken from the illuminated Saint John's Bible, each page offers a prayer or psalm and unique calligraphy to inspire both the eyes and spirit. "Words alone cannot describe the experience of reading and contemplating this handwritten and illuminated Bible. The book's reproductions are exquisite,"---Catholic Library World. Would make a distinctive wedding or confirmation gift. 72 pages, features clothbound hardcover, ribbon marker, and matching hardcover case. Liturgical Press.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 0814690939
ISBN-13: 9780814690932
Availability: In Stock
Series: Saint John's Bible

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Publisher's Description

2009 Catholic Press Association Award Winner!

The magnificent text treatments found within The Saint John's Bible were created to honor some of the most cherished prayers and wisdom texts of the Bible. With unique calligraphy and colorful embellishments, these text treatments give life to the passages they reveal. A collection of these glorious portrayals of our faith can now be found in the new book, Praying the Word: Illuminated Prayers and Wisdom from The Saint John's Bible.

This exquisite treasury follows the tradition of lectio divina and serves as a companion for personal prayer and meditation. The beautiful hardcover design features a cloth finish with slipcase and ribbon bookmark. Praying the Word embodies the significance of prayer life and makes a wonderful gift at confirmations, weddings, and other special occasions in the lives of family and friends.

Special Features:

    Contains more than 25 text treatment reproductions from The Saint John's Bible Hardcover, bound in beautiful saifu cloth Slipcase Ribbon bookmark Full color throughout Beatitudes from Gospels and Acts—Matthew 5:3-12
    Canticle of Mary from Gospels and Acts—Luke 1:46-55
    Canticle of Zechariah from Gospels and Acts—Luke 1:68-79
    You Shall Love the Lord Your God from Gospels and Acts—Matthew 22:37-40
    Hear, O Israel from Gospels and Acts—Mark 12:29-31
    Canticle of Simeon from Gospels and Acts—Luke 2:29-32
    Lord's Prayer from Gospels and Acts—Matthew 6:9-13
    You Shall Love the Lord Your God from Gospels and Acts—Luke 10:27
    Those Who Believe In Me from Gospels and Acts—John 11:25-26
    Repent and Be Baptized from Gospels and Acts—Acts 2:38
    The Alien from Pentateuch—Leviticus 19:34-35
    The Lord Bless You from Pentateuch—Numbers 6:24-26
    Hear O Israel from Pentateuch—Deuteronomy 6:4-5
    I Cal Heaven and Earth from Pentateuch—Deuteronomy 30:19-20
    Make Yourselves Clean from Prophets—Isaiah 1:16-17
    He Shall Judge Between the Nations from Prophets—Isaiah 2:4
    Comfort, O Comfort My People from Prophets—Isaiah 40:1-5
    Listen To Me, O Coastlands from Prophets—Isaiah 49:1-4
    Arise, Shine from Prophets—Isaiah 60:1-3
    Now the Word of the Lord from Prophets—Jeremiah 1:4-10
    Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly from Prophets—Micah 6:8
    Psalm 150 from Psalms—Psalm 150
    Psalm 107 from Psalms—Psalm 107
    Psalm 90 from Psalms—Psalm 90
    Psalm 73 from Psalms—Psalm 73
    Psalm 42 from Psalms—Psalm 42

Author Bio

An internationally respected calligrapher, Donald Jackson is the artistic director and illuminator of The Saint John's Bible. He is a Senior Scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Crown Office at the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, a position in which he is responsible for the creation of official state documents. He is an elected Fellow and past Chairman of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators. His 30-year retrospective exhibition, Painting with Words, premiered at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August, 1988 and traveled to 13 museums and galleries. Donald Jackson works with a team of theologians and artists from Saint John's University and Abbey on The Saint John's Bible. From his scriptorium in Wales, he oversees scribes, artists, and craftsmen who work with him on the handwriting and illumination of the seven-volume, 1,150-page Bible.

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    anyone who has had a chance to see the st. john's bible on tour knows the beauty of this awe-inspiring and spirit-filled project. what a joy to find excerpts in this wonderful prayer book. the presentation is elegant and speaks to the enduring power of god's word and the creative spirit.
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