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Friday, October 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Visions of Hope by Annie Henry



Book Description:

The most fundamental questions in our lives—questions about where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going—are answered when we have a true understanding of the plan of salvation. Now, our understanding is deepened and enlivened by this beautifully illustrated depiction of God's eternal plan for His children. In her unique, richly textured style, fine artist Annie Henrie offers a visual interpretations of the plan of salvation, including pre-earth life, the Creation, the Fall of Adam and Eve, life on earth, the spirit world, the Atonement and the Resurrection, and the kingdoms of glory. Accompanied by text from the scriptures, each exquisite image testifies of God's love for us and of His plan of happiness.

Review:

I really enjoyed Visions of Hope. The artwork in the book is enjoyable to look at. The book pairs these pictures with simple quotes or scriptures for each stage of the plan of salvation. I wanted to look through this book with my children, but never got the chance to do so (OK, I kept forgetting to do it.) but this will be a great resource to use as part of a Family Home Evening lesson on the plan of salvation. This is something that will be good both for kids and for someone who is just learning about the gospel. Or for those who just need a refresher, for that matter. :) As I said previously, each picture has a brief verse or quote with it, which is a good starting point if you want to search the scriptures to learn more about the plan of salvation.

About the Author:

ANNIE HENRIE graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Brigham Young University in April 2012, and since the age of sixteen she has shown her work in galleries, including Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon; Authentique Gallery in St. George, Utah; and Deseret Book stores. Annie grew up in Bountiful, Utah, and is the daughter of Cary and Sauni Henrie. Her father, also a professional artist, has taught his daughter how to paint and draw since she was in kindergarten. Annie’s work is inspired by her experiences serving as a missionary in southern England and studying Renaissance art in Italy. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Excerpts:





Title: Visions of Hope
Author: Annie Henry
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 1609078195
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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