This is a perfect book to read at Christmas.
The full title of the book is "The Old Testament Through 100 Masterpieces of Art". The author picked 100 paintings that are representative of the major events and stories in the Old Testament. A synopsis of each story is given together with a description on how the story was later presented in art in the Baroque, Renaissance and other periods.
Many of the events, such as Noah's Ark, Joseph and Pharaoh, Moses crossing the Red Sea, David and Goliath etc. are fascinating. These stories are written in simple and succinct English and are much easier to read than the Bible. The beautiful paintings are awesome.
Whether you are a devout Christian or, like myself, just want to learn more about the religion, you will enjoy this book. It is a rewarding reading experience....Continua