McGill-Queen’s University Press (2017)
Available at McGill-Queen’s University Press
In this companion volume to Religion, Truth, and Social Transformation, Lambert Zuidervaart presents a socially engaged philosophy of the arts and higher education. Interacting with the ideas of leading Kuyperian thinkers such as Calvin Seerveld and Nicholas Wolterstorff, Zuidervaart shows why renewal in the arts needs to coincide with political and economic transformation. He also calls for education and research that serve the common good.
Written by Stephen J. Nichols
Illustrated and Designed by Ned Bustard
Available at Crossway
Through whimsical illustrations and engaging storytelling, this book teaches kids that even though the Reformation occurred five hundred years ago, it isn’t just about people and places in the past. The Reformers’ fight to reclaim the gospel is still relevant today.
Oblique Voices Press (2017)
Available at Amazon.com
The poetry in this book was written throughout the years before the author’s stroke in 2012, which subsequently left him with a language disorder called aphasia. This book reflects the process of reengaging with his former poetry and encouraging him to share his work with the world.
Modern Art and the Life of a Culture: The Religious Impulses of Modernism
Jonathan Anderson and William Dyrness
Available at InterVarsity Press
Anderson (an art critic) and Dyrness (a theologian) offer a rereading of the history of modern art by paying closer attention to the religious contexts and the theological concerns that shaped its development, producing revised accounts of van Gogh, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Malevich, Hugo Ball, John Cage, Warhol, and many others.
The Garden Way of the Cross
Father Thomas A. Stanley, S.M.; Illustrated by Louise Tessier
Novalis Publishing, Toronto, ON Canada (2013)
Available at Novalis Publishing
This 48-page colorful, hardcover prayer book based on the Stations of the Cross contains scriptural passages, meditations by Fr. Thomas Stanley, and relief prints by artist Louise Tessier. The Garden Way of the Cross takes the reader on a botanical Lenten journey with Jesus to the cross.
The Soul’s Journey: An Artist’s Approach to the Stations of the Cross
Forward Movement (2014)
Available at forwardmovement.org
This beautiful coffee table book features the paintings of artist Kathrin Burleson as well as soul-searching reflections on her creative process and spiritual journey. Each station also offers devotions from leaders in The Episcopal Church, including former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Rev. Alberto R. Cutié.
Scratchings of a Madwoman
Available at rnass.com
Scratchings of a Madwoman includes two parts. The book’s first half recounts Nass’ faith stories, each accompanied by a colored pencil drawing. The second half guides readers step by step through the drawing process, encouraging and equipping readers to communicate authentically and creatively to others in their spheres their own experiences with God.
A Book of Days for Lent
Steven Moore, PhD and Richard Ganz, SJ, eds.
Seedbed Publishing (2016)
Available at Seedbed Publishing
In this collection of daily essays written by non-profit leaders, each writer composes his or her day so that the reader is helped to observe Lent—“I will honor Lent in my heart and try to keep it all the year. . . . I will not shut out the lessons it teaches.” By observing this season more faithfully, and with more understanding, it is hoped that each reader will experience a deeper reception of the great gift of God in Jesus, who gave himself that we might live.
James B. Janknegt
James B. Janknegt (2017)
Available at bcartfarm.com/books
Lenten Meditations: Forty paintings based on the parables of Jesus, one for each day of Lent: artwork, meditations, and prayers by James B. Janknegt. Book design by Danny Schweers. Foreword by W. David O. Taylor. The book is 92 pages, 8-1/2″x11″, full color, soft cover.
The Arts and the Christian Imagination: Essays on Literature, Arts and Aesthetics by Clyde S. Kilby
William Dyrness and Keith Call, eds.
Paraclete Press (2017)
Available at paracletepress.com
With a unique voice and timeless wisdom, Dr. Clyde Kilby writes from a specific literary and philosophical context that relates art and aesthetics with beauty, poetry, literature and the imagination. For readers who want to look more closely at these themes—this book provides a deeply engaging and profound touchstone.
Breitenberg Publications (2017)
Available at markthisbook.com
Mark This! provides an illustrated version of the Gospel of Mark as seen through an artist eyes, and gives a thumbnail guide through these passages. The book contains eighty-three works contemporize Mark’s Gospel through symbolic storytelling, bringing a fresh interpretation to scriptures with this series of images.
The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts
Cameron J. Anderson
IVP Academic (2016)
Available in the CIVA Store
Tracing the relationship between evangelicalism and modern art in postwar America–two entities that often found themselves at odds with each other–Anderson raises several issues that confront artists and casts a vision for how Christian artists can faithfully pursue their vocational calling.