An exquisite artistic and spiritual treasure. Weaving together word and image, world-renowned calligrapher Jackson and an international team of illustrators celebrate the message of the Old Testament prophets in hand-ground pigments, gold leaf, and elegant script. A stunning reproduction of the first illuminated Bible commissioned since the invention of the printing press. 232 pages, hardcover from Liturgical Press.
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.
This volume is an extraordinary literary and artistic accomplishment.
The Bible Today
Psalms and Prophets are both commended for your coffee table or library.
Liturgy, Hymnody, & Pulpit
As with the other volumes of this extraordinary set, this book is an artistic treasure. Both the calligraphers and the illustrators have produced a work beyond compare.
Catholic Library World
Every library, college and university will want to make these lovely volumes available to their patrons and students. Single pages of the volume are suitable for framing. Both the text and the illuminations effectively lift the mind and heart to meditate on the wonder of God’s gracious gift.
This current volume continues to maintain the excellent standards of quill, colour and design techniques lauded in reviews of earlier volumes in the series.
During Lent, when we are drawn closely to spiritual reading and sacred texts, we have an opportunity to enhance our reading and reflection by spending time immersed in the prophets. It is our hope that your experience will be fruitful and much blessed.