The Easter Story: According To The Gospels of Matthew, Luke and John from the King James Bible

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
According to the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John from the King James Bible.

The story of Christ's death on the cross and his resurrection three days later is the central drama of Christianity. Gennady Spirin elegantly depicts the events leading up to and following the crucifixion, from Christ's entry into Jerusalem to the Last Supper to the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples. In the tradition of the great masters before him, Mr. Spirin pays close attention to symbolic and religious detail. He portrays Jesus as the light that came into a somber world of sin, and ends the book with the promise of the resurrection.

Gennady Spirin has been described in the Boston Globe as an artist who "truly represents the picture book as an object of art." Drawing on his Orthodox Christian faith, he delivers a work of dignity and beauty.
 

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Spirin illustrates excerpts from the King James Bible in a luminous Italian Renaissance style. A haloed Jesus is the bright light among the ghost-like masses; only he and the angels shine in the dark ... Read full review

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Section 1
2
Section 2
7
Section 3
8
Section 4
10
Section 5
15
Section 6
22
Section 7
32
Section 8
33

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About the author (1999)

Gennady Spirin was born on Christmas Day in 1948 in a small city near Moscow. A graduate of the Stroganov Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow, he immigrated to the United States in 1990. He has received many international awards, and four of his books have been named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Mr. Spirin lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and three sons.

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