The newest AIC Bookstore Publication, The Gospel of John: Annotated & Illustrated, is now available in paperback and Kindle versions. The book breaks new ground in the display and editing of historic Christian art, with 95 illustrations set in context with the text of John’s unique Gospel using the NKJV translation. This will be first time modern readers have seen high-resolutions images from some of the best illuminated Bibles ever produced. The list of Sources at the back of the book offer a short summary of each work with manuscript and image file numbers where available.
I was assisted in this effort by my friend Claudia Yelton, whose input into design, word choice and other creative aspects of the work was invaluable during the last eight months. Below is her summary on the final version. I hope you’ll agree that it will be a valuable resource in the library of any tradition-minded Christian. Books can be purchase through my Amazon Author Central page using the link at the bottom of the home page.
“I “visually proofed” John this morning and I must say, I think it is stunning. I like the visual variety of the different sizes and shapes of the illuminations…. small, medium and large rectangles (horizontally and vertically placed) along with varying sizes of square illustrations. Their placement on the page, being varied, adds to the interest of the manuscript. Additionally, the different sized type also makes the reading more enjoyable. A complete page of the same size type is predictable and boring to the reader, and sometimes daunting. I’m so proud to have been a small part in the production of this book. Congratulations on this beautiful work.
I hope to have Volume II in the series, The Gospel of Luke: Annotated & Illustration, ready before the start of Advent season on Nov 29th, A.D. 2020. The companion volume, The Gospel of Matthew: Annotated & Illustrated, is in production and should be available before Easter. The final book in the series, The Gospel of Mark: Annotated & Illustrated is planned for mid-2021.