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Susan Sink offers her books as a starting place for a deeper experience of the images and text of The Saint John’s Bible. I believe she has eminently succeeded. She helps us to ask questions of ourselves and gives us some tools to find our own way without dictating ready-made answers. Finally she bids us God speed on our journey through the Scriptures.
Donald Jackson, Artistic Director of The Saint John’s Bible
Every library on the planet should have a copy of this exquisite Guide—as well as the folio-sized reproductions of the Bible itself, of course.
Catholic Library World
The Saint John’s Bible [has] contributions from some of the world’s top calligraphers. The illuminations within provide readers with a view into the time in which it was written and help point out recurring motifs that connect the stories within. . . . Seminary school libraries and larger university and public libraries with extended art history collections may want to add this inexpensive title as a supplemental volume in the reference collection.
American Reference Books Annual
For those who have an interest in iconography, this book is a splendid introduction to a highly contemporary expression of that ancient tradition.
Filled with unique insights into the planning, process, and people involved in the creation of the first handwritten, illuminated Bible of the modern era, this primer offers readers the opportunity to engage The Saint John’s Bible with a wealth of background information for a richer experience of the text and illuminations.
Featuring rich color photography, The Art of the Saint John’s Bible: A Reader’s Guide to Pentateuch, Psalms, Gospels and Acts, is a beautiful tour of illuminated Biblical text in the first three published volumes of The Saint John’s Bible: Pentateuch, Psalms, and Gospels and Acts. The text examines specific illuminations with all the fine attention to detail, history, and context worthy of museum pieces, while the copious color pictures reveal the wondrous detail of visual elements and textual treatments. Highly recommended for church libraries as an aide to more deeply experiencing and understanding illuminated biblical text.
Midwest Book Review
Those who have had the experience of seeing the traveling exhibit of the magnificent Saint John’s Bible realize what an artistic and religious triumph it is. . . . This book helps the reader appreciate some of the inspiration and spirituality behind the art that illumines the Bible.
The Bible Today