Imaginatively engaging multicolored panels set the tone for this magnificent biblical book on the Psalms. The calligraphy of each line, each verse, each stanza is flawless and represents artistic talent at its best. Each book of the Psalms is introduced by a multicolored scroll panel that recalls the opening page of the text, thereby giving the work artistic creativity. . . . This volume is truly a gift to our culture and our world, renewing not only the Benedictine spirit and charism but also the spirit of all who sit with this text in wonder and in prayer.
Catholic Books Review
Psalms exemplifies both the creative spirit of The Saint John’s Bible and the project’s ecumenical underpinnings. . . . Through the use of colors, stripes, and shapes, this volume weaves the Psalms into a tapestry representing the threads of Jewish and Christian history, leading the reader and viewer to appreciate the complexity and grandeur of God.
Journal of The International Society of Bible Collectors
Psalms and Prophets are both commended for your coffee table or library.
Liturgy, Hymnody, & Pulpit
. . . it is a definite tour de force of art. It is innovative in its conception and striking in its artistic expression.
Catholic Library World
Psalms, as does the first volume of this series, brings Scripture aliveengaging us fully in heart and mind. It would make a thoughtful, lasting gift as well, at Easter or any time.
The favorite choice of most readers of the Bible has now appeared in a strikingly beautiful handwritten illuminated text that will encourage those who pray the psalms to ponder then contemplatively, leading them into the presence of the God of the First Covenant on Mount Sinai.
Psalms brings Scripture aliveengaging us fully in heart and mind. It would make a thoughtful, lasting gift as well, at Easter or any time.
The Catholic Book Club Newsletter
The St. John's Bible is unquestionably art. And in the practice of Jackson and his team members, so is calligraphy.
Journal Star Lincoln, Nebraska