"...revives the ancient tradition of the church sponsoring creative arts, and insight into the lost skill of patient/prayerful reading." -- Archbishop Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
"An impressive achievement." -- The Catholic Answer
"Hands down the most exciting of the books presented this year. The Gospels and Acts of the Apostles are presented in a way that literally illuminates each page with the inherent dignity and grace of the scripture. This book is not only ornate in a way the average Bible couldn't. It is worth the price and will be cherished forever in a persona library or a house of worship.: -- The Catholic Press Association
"Holding Gospels and Acts in one's hands invites a spirit of reverence and wonder!" -- Prairie Messenger
"One of the extraordinary undertakings of our time." -- Smithsonian Magazine
"Words alone cannot describe the experience of reading and contemplating this hand-written and illuminated Bible." -- Catholic Library World
About the Author
An internationally respected calligrapher, Donald Jackson is the artistic director and illuminator of The Saint John's Bible. He is a Senior Scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Crown Office at the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, a position in which he is responsible for the creation of official state documents. He is an elected Fellow and past Chairman of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators. His 30-year retrospective exhibition, Painting with Words, premiered at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August, 1988 and traveled to 13 museums and galleries. Donald Jackson works with a team of theologians and artists from Saint John's University and Abbey on The Saint John's Bible. From his scriptorium in Wales, he oversees scribes, artists, and craftsmen who work with him on the handwriting and illumination of the seven-volume, 1,150-page Bible.