A Child's Book of Prayer in Art

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Dorling Kindersley, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Using the work of 15 artists, from Michelangelo to Millet, the editor shows how the act of praying has been represented in art. Bowker Authored Title code. Using the work of 15 artists, from Michelangelo to Millet, the editor shows how the act of praying has been represented in art. Annotation. Sister Wendy Beckett believes that prayer is a dialogue with God, and that listening is as important as talking to God. "Looking at art is one way of listening to God." in this, her first book for children, Sister Wendy has selected paintings that can speak to children, illustrating the important values of life, such as love, respect and forgiveness. She helps children to look and listen, gaining insight into art while developing a greater understanding of their own spirituality. This is a book of discovery and dialogue for all religions.

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My aunt wrote this book and it was given to me when my daughter's were still young enough to shut up and listen to everything I read them: I must admit though that while the pictures are lovely and ... Read full review

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Classic works of art that speak to children. Of particular interest to homeschoolers is the painting The Young Schoolmistress, where Sister Wendy notes, "Perhaps she is his big sister and he is being ... Read full review

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May all of us who use this book
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Sister Wendy Beckett is the author of the internationally bestselling The Story of Painting (Dowling Kindersley 1997) and a frequent presenter of programs on art for the BBC. Her most recent books include Real Presence and Encounters with God. Formerly a Sister of Notre Dame, Sister Wendy has lived since 1979 as a contemplative nun within the grounds of a Carmelite Monastery in Norfolk, England.

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