How to Read a Church: An Illustrated Guide to Images, Symbols and Meanings in Churches and Cathedrals
:Churches and cathedrals play an essential part in our heritage. As community-centred places of worship and as important tourist attractions, they are visited by millions of people each year. But churches were originally built to be read, and so are...
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:Churches and cathedrals play an essential part in our heritage. As community-centred places of worship and as important tourist attractions, they are visited by millions of people each year. But churches were originally built to be read, and so are packed with images, symbols and meanings that often need explanation. This book will unlock all the treasures they contain. Described by Christopher Howse in the Daily Telegraph as 'a handy crash course in church literacy', the first edition of this unique and accessible guide to the common symbols and meanings in church art and architecture became a bestseller on first publication. Now this fascinating and lively book is available in a new illustrated edition. Over 100 stunning colour photographs represent the very best in church architecture - from paintings, fonts and altars, to pew ends, choir stalls and stained glass windows. It is the ultimate reference for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral from the significance of church layouts, the symbolism of key scenes and the importance of details, to the use of colours and letters.
Richard Taylor represents a new breed of leaders that God is raising up. As well as an established author, presenter and pastor Richard speaks to thousands of un-churched people. He presents for the BBC, and appears on numerous radio and TV programmes as an expert guest. As well as his public appearances, he is author of POSITIVE POWER, MAKING YOUR FAITH WORK, and his autobiography TO CATCH A THIEF has sold thousands of copies. Described by evangelist Reinhard Bonnke as a young man alight with the fire of the Holy Spirit, Richard has dedicated his life to proclaiming Christ by making the message of the Gospel accessible to all generations.