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Wisdom Books, From the St. John's Bible

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Wisdom Books, From the St. John's Bible

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Wisdom Books [From the Saint John's Bible]

Artistic Director & Illuminator: Donald Jackson
Hardcover with dust jacket, 136 pages, 9 3/4 x 15 inches.

Book Notes
Wisdom Books, the fifth volume of The Saint John's Bible to be released, includes come of the Old Testament's literary masterpieces, including Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs. Also in this volume is the much-loved book of Job and two Old Testament works including the Wisdom of Solomon, which was originally written in Greek, and Sirach, which comes to us from the Greek tradition.

Wisdom Books continues that work of earlier volumes, with a script created by calligrapher Donald Jackson specifically for this project. Artists that will be familiar to readers, Thomas Ingmire, Suzanne Moore, Chris Tomlin, and Sally Mae Joseph, are joined by new contributing artist Diane M. von Arx to bring light- that is, illumination- to the text. ANd the images are not to be missed. There are over fifteen large illuminations, among them the spectacular frontispiece for Ecclesiastes and another titled 'Creative Wisdom'. Additionally, to recognize the team of calligraphers that have bonded during six years of work and to capitalize on the aphoristic nature of these books, there is a special emphasis on text treatments. As you spend time with Wisdom Books, you will find yourself treasuring both the words and the images in your heart.