The Bible in Stained Glass
Abingdon Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Religion - 160 pages
If an ordinary picture is worth a thousand words, pictures fashioned of stained glass are priceless. First created in an age where the printing press was undreamed of and literacy was rare, the stained-glass windows of medieval churches brought the stories of Scripture alive not just to illumine the building but to instruct the faithful and to glorify God.
The Bible in Stained Glass uses windows from churches in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, England, and Wales to illustrate the words of the Old and New Testaments. From the Creation in Genesis to the Apocalypse in Revelation, the book captures in art and words the major stories of the Bible.
Each stained-glass window is accompanied by related text from the lyrical King James version of the Bible, as well as by full descriptions of the windows' art and icons.