Saturday, March 21, 2015

Book Review: This is Jesus by J. Kirk Richards 

Book Description: 
The life of the Savior is portrayed in stunning fine art pieces by award-winning artist J. Kirk Richards. These striking new images were created by the artist exclusively for this book. Accompanied by a harmonized account of the Savior's ministry, Atonement, and Resurrection, these exquisite paintings reflect a deep reverence for Christ's mission and sacrifice. Each page is beautifully designed to complement the unique style of the artist. A perfect reminder of the true reason we celebrate the Easter season, this handsome volume will be treasured by the entire family for years to come.

About the Artist:

Figurative artist J. Kirk Richards is known for his accomplishments as a painter of Judeo-Christian subject matter. While not all of his work is overtly religious, the majority of his themes stem from spiritual ideas and narratives. His paintings exhibit a love for the human figure, use of symbolism, and an emphasis on lyric composition. His original paintings can be found in private and public collections across the country. 

Book Review:

This is a beautiful book. Each page has a different picture by the artist accompanied by a scripture that takes the reader through the Savior's ministry, crucifixion and resurrection. 

I haven't had a change to read through this book with my kids yet, but I plan on doing that as we get closer to Easter. I plan on making it a yearly tradition to read this book with my kids at Easter time to help them more fully understand the reason why we celebrate this holiday.  This is definitely a book that I would recommend to anyone.

Title: This is Jesus
Author: J. Kirk Richards
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Published: March 2, 2015
ISBN:  1629720186
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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