By Terry Glaspey
Some of the best painters, musicians, architects, writers, filmmakers, and poets have taken their suggestion from their religion and impacted thousands of individuals with their attractive creations. Now readers can detect the tales in the back of seventy-five of those masterpieces and the artists who created them. From the paintings of the Roman catacombs to Rembrandt to Makoto Fujimura; from Gregorian Chant to Bach to U2; from John Bunyan and John Donne to Flannery O'Connor and Frederick Buechner; this e-book unveils the wealthy and sundry inventive historical past left by means of believers who have been masters at their craft.
Author and historian Terry Glaspey stocks the soaking up precise tales in the back of those masterpieces and is helping readers see the attention-grabbing information they may have ignored. by way of searching through the eyes of those artistic artists, readers will achieve deeper views concerning the human situation, the Christian tale, and their very own religious lives.
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75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know: The Fascinating Stories behind Great Works of Art, Literature, Music, and Film by Terry Glaspey