Contemplative Vision: A Guide to Christian Art and Prayer

Contemplative Vision: A Guide to Christian Art and Prayer
Author: Juliet Benner
Language English
Pages: 181
ISBN10: 083083544X
Genre: Nonfiction
Goodreads Rating: 4.23
ISBN13: 9780830835447
Published: January 21st 2011 by InterVarsity Press

While working as a docent in an art gallery, Juliet Benner began showing people how to meditate on Christian art treasures that are rooted in a passage of Scripture. She taught a way of encountering the Word behind both the words of Scripture and the artist's meditation on Scripture. This became a way of seeing art as an aid to contemplative prayer. This process resulted in her much-beloved "O Taste and See" columns that appeared in the spiritual formation journalConversations, now expanded into this book. In each chapter you'll encounter a passage of Scripture and a corresponding piece of art. You'll be guided into deeper levels of meaning and reflection through the text and the questions at the end of each chapter. In the process you'll find yourself entering into a new experience of prayer and meditation in God's presence.