Thursday, November 8, 2018

Book Review - The Words of Christ


A beautiful gift book--from the Church's early illuminated manuscript tradition--featuring the words and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Here are the pure moral principles Christ taught us. His words from the New Testament are the more important than ever.

As we seek truth, justice, compassion, and love amid disruption and uncertainty, we turn to the words of Christ for guidance. The words of Jesus give us direction and purpose. In times of turmoil and rapid change, their clarity and force provide comfort, strength and peace.

THE WORDS OF CHRIST is divided into ten sections, each from a significant portion of the New Testament: My Father's House, Galilee, Sermon on the Mount, The Seeds Are Cast, The Wider Travels, The Last Journey, The Last Week, Betrayal, Crucifixion, and The Last Words.

Designed and illustrated by artist Judy Pelikan, she ornaments each page with the flora and fauna of the Holy Land. She adopts the tradition of manuscript "illumination," introduced in the Middle Ages when it was employed to enlighten - shed light on - sacred texts.


This book is absolutely gorgeous! It's a small book but it's so beautifully done and each and every page is such a lovely, peaceful reminder of the words of Jesus.

The high quality paper within this book makes it a joy to hold and peruse. The illustrations are just beyond gorgeous! So much thought and time was taken with these beautiful illustrations and you feel as though you are reading text for ancient time. The text is very easy to read and each and every Scripture is a perfect addition to this book.

The drawings of butterflies, birds, flowers, and more add so much to this little volume. You just want to sit and read through this because it feels good to the soul. The words of Christ as so wonderful and you add the illustrations, and it's just a treasure!

I love this book and I think you will, too.  It would make a lovely gift and it is a wonderful addition to anyone's quiet time.  I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me by Hachette Book Group. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie

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