Item description for Soul Brothers: Men in the Bible Speak to Men Today by Richard Rohr & Louis S. Glanzman...
Overview Author Rohr joins artist Glanzman to reveal the souls of men throughout the ages who have struggled to discover who they really are, and what God wants of them. Includes 12 full-color reproductions.
Publishers Description Reveals the souls of men throughout the ages who have struggled to discover who they are and what God wants of them. With 12 full-color reproductions.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 1570755345 ISBN13 9781570755347
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More About Richard Rohr & Louis S. Glanzman
Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.
Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi.
Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Visit cac.org for more information.
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What Soul Brothers can do for you Jun 27, 2006
A Great Book with loads of ideas to follow today that were introduced by these 12 great brothers from scripture. You can read it all at once or take one brother each day for two weeks. It is well worht the time of any one but helpful to very busy brothers today! When you finish reading Fr. Rohr's book you will know twelve brothers from Scripture in a very intimate fashion. Read it! You won't be sorry!
the adventure continues May 20, 2004
Damn Richard Rohr! Whenever I've expanded my "boundaries" (often times from hearing or reading him) and I'm feeling safe and smug in them I'll read something new by him and he'll kick down and trample my new boundaries as he's gone off to some new daring place. If I follow him, however, I always find what I was looking for all along - more Jesus and a more authentic experience of God. And so I establish some new boundaries until the next time Richard comes around again and the cycle repeats. God bless Richard Rohr!
Be aware that this is not a typical long, verbose book. It's 12 short chapters with the wonderful pictures by Glanzman and then a reflection written by Richard in big, well spaced font. Don't let that stop you, however. It's a wonderful book!
inspired art and words Apr 30, 2004
This book started with twelve magnificent paintings, and the text was inspired by the contemplation of them. As author Richard Rohr says in his preface, "Glanzman's art is to reveal the very soul of an individual", so from each piece, came a chapter on the biblical character that is insightful and instructive. Though the title indicates that this book is intended for Christian men, it will enlighten everyone who reads it and reflects on the portraits and the words. The chapters begin with a short excerpt of scripture that applies to the person, and the twelve portraits are: Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah, John the Baptist, Peter, Paul, Timothy, John the Evangelist, Elijah, Joseph, and Jesus.
It starts with Abraham, a profile of a sun-weathered man, fearless and confident that God will be his shield, with a little ram in a corner, his horns caught in a thicket. The text begins with portions of Genesis 15, and continues with the concept of sacrifice throughout the ages, and the true sacrifice which is the surrender of the ego. Other favorites are David, pictured as youthful, tenderly looking after a lamb, who in turn has an air of peace and security; the text analyses the king, warrior, magician and lover archetypes. Timothy is the only one pictured who does not show power and toughness; Timothy is depicted as a slight and frail young man, and the text points out his strength of character, despite his lack of physical vigor. Elijah, the handsome, pensive profile that is on the cover, with the ravens who fed him flying through a deep blue sky.
The portrait of Jesus is the reason I bought this book. The beauty and majesty of it is riveting, with eyes that seem to look into one's soul. I am sure it is a depiction of the Lord that will become a classic image for all time. Born in 1922, the art of Louis Glanzman has been shown with enormous success for many decades; I remember being so moved by his portrait of Bobby Kennedy in June of 1968, which was one of his 80 covers for Time Magazine. He has illustrated children's books, and done a marvelous series on opera, but this is his latest work, and I think his greatest.