This book is both a testimonial and hymn, and it reveals the great reverence for creation which lices in the heart of Christian tradition.
Library JournalWorld Wisdom has recently inaugurated a series of books, "Sacred Worlds," that combines impressive imagery-both new and old fine arts, as well as contemporary and vintage photography-with selections from world faith traditions. The Sermon of All Creation is founded on the very ancient and venerable Christian tradition of insight drawn from "God's second Book." Dazzling photographs, saturated with color, share pages with quotations from the likes of Catherine of Siena, Augustine of Hippo, and William Penn; the volume includes an index of authors for easy reference. Yet more innovative, and hence more striking, is The Spirit of Indian Women, which is an act of reclamation as much as of spirituality: it reproduces precious and seldom-seen photographs of Native American women, most of them from the later 19th century. Their images are interwoven with oral accounts, songs, and other documents that offer priceless glimpses into the little-understood lives and experiences of America's foremothers; Janine Pease's brilliant introduction sets the Fitzgeralds' anthology in a whole historical context. These entries in the "Sacred Worlds" series are delights to the eye and the mind, and The Spirit of Indian Women is a special treasure. Highly recommended. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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