As the end of the year draws near, we highlight some of the most beautiful books of 2019, which would make great gifts for the book-lover on your Christmas list…
This list includes picture books, graphic novels, and art / coffee-table books. Some of these books will appear on our Advent calendar of 2019’s Best Books (and no, we won’t reveal here which ones will be on that list)…
Gernot Candolini and Jennifer Brandon
(Mt. Tabor Books)
Embark on a pilgrimage through the great cathedrals of the world.
Gernot Candolini and Jennifer Brandon invite readers to experience some of the exemplary cathedrals of Europe and North America, with beautiful images and poetic, descriptive texts that inspire and inform. They offer glimpses into the spiritual, visionary, and artistic beauty and mastery of these spaces, inspired by God and built by human hands.
Read the powerful stories connected to these sacred spaces: like the reconciliation crusade of Vezelay, the destruction of Cluny, and the origins of Sagrada Familia. Explore the architectural and artistic elements that make these churches what they are: the power of light, the “smiling stones,” the crypt, the music, and more.
“Cathedrals magnetize one’s spiritual compass. Places of Light opens the historic portals of twenty cathedrals for a broader understanding and deeper appreciation of the numerous, nameless and bold visionaries who dared to express in glass and stone messages for the human spirit.”
—The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral; author of Walking a Sacred Path