Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021



Books in religious arts and photography genres are based on the pictures or images of religion-inspired artworks. They include photographs of Buddhas, Christian arts, Islamic arts, Hindu arts and, Confucian arts. Basically, this genre depicts the artistic imagery using religious motifs to lead a life closer to spirituality. These books can be about famous religious photographers and their photographs. Religious pictures are also known as votive images. Tibetan Buddhist art and Buddhist cave paintings are also discussed in this genre. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Religious Arts & Photography.

1. 125 Mandalas: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring 125 of the World’s Most Beautiful Mandalas for Stress Relief and Relaxation (Mandala Coloring Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021

International Best Seller: Discover the Ultimate Collection of the World’s Greatest Mandalas in this Amazing Coloring Book Are you a massive fan of coloring mandalas? Do you want to sample from a collection of the most beautiful mandalas that the world has to offer? Then this is the book for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Cafe, this incredible book gathers the most elegant and popular mandalas from their entire collection, offering a jaw-dropping range of 125 magnificent mandalas from around the globe. Combining classic spiritual designs with mandalas which reflect the creativity of countless different cultures, inside you’ll find an amazing selection of mandalas to rouse your imagination and help you color your next masterpiece. Inside this collection, you’ll discover: Stained Glass Mandalas: a gorgeous selection of patterns with a classic stained-glass theme Ethnic Mandalas: beautiful cultural designs including Aztec, Native American, African, Celtic, Inuit, Polynesian and more Classic Mandalas: specially crafted to help you practice relaxation and experience mindfulness Gemstone Mandalas: which combine relaxing patterns with vibrant emeralds, rubies, topaz, opal, and diamonds And Greek Mandalas: exquisite mandalas reflecting the artistic taste of classical Greek pottery and architecture Coloring is a scientifically-proven way of promoting feelings of calmness and tranquility. Whether you want to unwind from the day’s stress, hone your artistic talent, or feel the benefits of meditative mindfulness, this coloring book is for you! Book details: 125 hand-drawn images exclusively designed to stimulate your artistic ambition Separately printed sheets to prevent bleed-through and allow you to easily remove and frame your favorites! Suitable for markers, gel pens, colored pencils, fine-liners, and watercolors An assortment of simple and intricate designs to accommodate every skill level And hours upon hours of coloring enjoyment and meditative relaxation So if you need the perfect way of relieving stress, or if you’re hunting for an ideal gift for a coloring fan in your life, then you’ve come to the right place. Scroll up and buy now to bring these mandalas to life!

  • Author: Coloring Book Cafe
  • Publisher: Independently published (August 19, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8677013171
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.58 x 11 inches

                 

2. Easy Autumn Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring 50 Fun, Easy and Relaxing Autumn Designs


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021

Embrace the magic of Autumn with a beautiful selection of 50 large print illustrations by best-selling coloring book brand Coloring Book Cafe: Features a delightful collection of simple and relaxing images that are perfect for seniors, beginners, people with low vision, and coloring fans who prefer easy designs Makes a beautiful gift idea for adults, teens, girls, seniors, and anyone who wants to experience the joys of coloring this Fall season With a mix of autumn leaves, thanksgiving feasts, and rustic indoor scenes, now you can cherish Fall with the art of coloring Includes handy black-backed paper designed to prevent bleed-through and make removing your favorites easy. This book is perfect for all of your favorite pens, pencils, markers, watercolors and more! Enjoy the fall harvest, breathe life into adorable animals, and soothe your mind with tons of unique illustrations Drawing on the natural beauty of the Autumn season, this wonderful coloring book lets you color your way to relaxation and experience the proven benefits of meditative mindfulness with 50 gorgeous and simplistic illustrations. Whether you want to relieve stress and reduce anxiety, channel your inner creativity, or doodle the hours away, the Easy Autumn Coloring Book provides you with an exquisite and charming tapestry of Fall scenes, ranging from Thanksgiving feasts to bountiful harvests. As a thoughtful gift idea for your loved ones, this book makes the perfect present for seniors, beginners, children, and people with low vision. So if you want to dive into a one-of-a-kind coloring book that cherishes the changing of the seasons, then look no further. Are you ready to celebrate the Fall season? Then scroll up and grab your copy now!

  • Author: Coloring Book Cafe
  • Publisher: Independently published (August 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8548484246
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

                 

3. Christmas Ideals 2021


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021

Celebrate the meaning and traditions of the most wonderful time of the year with the most festive book available, Christmas Ideals .   This cozy compilation has something for every moment and mood of the holiday season--from poetry about the Yuletide sparkle in children's eyes to the biblical story of Christmas; from joyous gatherings to quiet moments of reflection.   Each color-packed page of this edition pairs lovely artwork and photography with seasonal poetry and quotations, essays, Bible excerpts, and recipes. Perfect for reading in one sitting or savoring throughout the season, this beautiful softcover book will bring the joy of Christmas to hearts and homes.

  • Author: Melinda Lee Rathjen
  • Publisher: Ideals (October 5, 2021)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-1546013952
  • Dimensions: 8.44 x 10.88 inches

                 

4. Coloring Book for Adults: Merry Christmas: Christmas Coloring Book for Adults Relaxation (MantraCraft Coloring Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021

MORE THAN 50 BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS DESIGNS | AN EXCELLENT HOLIDAY GIFT | FROM MANTRACRAFT Celebrate the festive season with MantraCraft Christmas Coloring Book. It features more than fifty images including reindeer, Santa Claus, elaborate Christmas decorations, Christmas trees, and a variety of exquisitely wrapped gifts. It provides hours of fun, calm, relaxation and stress relief through creative expression. These beautiful designs are printed single-sided and range in complexity and detail from beginner to expert-level. You will Love this Coloring Book . It offers: Stress Relieving Designs that are Great for Relaxation.  Each coloring page is designed to provide calmness and relaxation as you channelize your energies for creative expression. Beautiful Artwork and Designs.  Well-crafted illustrations and designs that lay the groundwork for you to create your own frame-worthy masterpieces.   High Resolution Printing.  Each image is printed in high resolution to offer crisp, sharp designs that enable trouble free coloring and high quality display. Single-sided Pages.  Every image is printed on a single-sided page, so that you can use a broad variety of coloring choices without fearing bleed through. Moreover, single-side pages can be framed to display your masterpieces. Suitable for All Skill Levels.  This coloring book offers a broad variety of designs suited for all skill levels - ranging from beginner to expert level. A Great Gift.  Coloring books make a wonderful gift and MantraCraft coloring books are frequently one of the most gifted items. About MantraCraft MantraCraft creates a wide range of coloring books that help you relax, unwind, and express your creativity. Explore the entire MantraCraft collection to find your next coloring adventure.  Buy Now & Relax.  Scroll to the top of the page and click the  Add to Cart  button.

  • Author: MantraCraft
  • Publisher: New Castle P&P (November 11, 2019)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-1945710940
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches

                 

5. Thomas Kinkade Gardens of Grace with Scripture 2022 Wall Calendar


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021

The Gardens of Grace 2022 Wall Calendar features thirteen beautiful, full-color paintings by Thomas Kinkade Studios, accompanied by uplifting bible verses from the King James Version (KJV).  Thomas Kinkade Studios carry on the artist's legacy of creating and sharing beautiful images that evoke a sense of peace, inspiration, and gratitude, reminding us of home, family, and the places and things that make us happy. Each monthly spread of this 12-month calendar shows an image such as The Garden Party or Hidden Cottage II , and includes two King James Bible verses. Other features include:  12" x 12" calendar opens to 12" x 24" when displayed Planning spread for September–December 2021 12-month calendar runs January–December 2022 Widely celebrated and nationally recognized holidays and observances KJV Bible verses from Old and New Testaments Moon phases, based on Universal Time Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based ink

  • Author: Thomas Kinkade
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (June 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1524864194
  • Dimensions: 11.7 x 0.3 x 11.8 inches

                 



6. The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021

Told with consummate skill by the writer of the best-selling, award-winning A Civil Action , The Lost Painting is a remarkable synthesis of history and detective story.   An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries.   The artist was Caravaggio, a master of the Italian Baroque. He was a genius, a revolutionary painter, and a man beset by personal demons. Four hundred years ago, he drank and brawled in the taverns and streets of Rome, moving from one rooming house to another, constantly in and out of jail, all the while painting works of transcendent emotional and visual power. He rose from obscurity to fame and wealth, but success didn’t alter his violent temperament. His rage finally led him to commit murder, forcing him to flee Rome a hunted man. He died young, alone, and under strange circumstances. Caravaggio scholars estimate that between 60 and 80 of his works are in existence today. Many others - no one knows the precise number - have been lost to time. Somewhere, surely, a masterpiece lies forgotten in a storeroom, or in a small parish church, or hanging above a fireplace, mistaken for a mere copy.  Prizewinning author Jonathan Harr embarks on an spellbinding journey to discover the long-lost painting known as The Taking of Christ - its mysterious fate and the circumstances of its disappearance have captivated Caravaggio devotees for years. After Francesca Cappelletti stumbles across a clue in that dusty archive, she tracks the painting across a continent and hundreds of years of history. But it is not until she meets Sergio Benedetti, an art restorer working in Ireland, that she finally manages to assemble all the pieces of the puzzle. Praise for The Lost Painting “Jonathan Harr has gone to the trouble of writing what will probably be a bestseller...rich and wonderful...In truth, the book reads better than a thriller.... If you're a sucker for Rome, and for dusk... [you'll] enjoy Harr's more clearly reported details about life in the city.” ( The New York Times Book Review ) “Jonathan Harr has taken the story of the lost painting, and woven from it a deeply moving narrative about history, art and taste - and about the greed, envy, covetousness and professional jealousy of people who fall prey to obsession. It is as perfect a work of narrative nonfiction as you could ever hope to read.” ( The Economist )

  • Author: Jonathan Harr
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism, Criticism

                 

7. Eyewitness: The Visual Bible Experience


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021

You may have read the stories of Noah, Esther, or Mary a hundred times...but you’ve never read them like this. Introducing Eyewitness —a new personal Bible experience that helps you discover God in fresh and surprising ways. A soul-stirring illustrated story Bible for adults and older teens.  Eyewitness captures the wonder and intimacy of the people of the Bible and their extraordinary encounters with God.  Vivid first-person narratives. Eyewitness presents 39 true-to-Scripture Bible stories that bring you face-to-face with the people in the Bible. As they tell their own firsthand accounts of encountering God, their experiences become more real. Bible truths become more relevant. And God’s love feels more vibrant and alive. Captivating artwork.  Every page features imaginative, full-color illustrations by 16 artists from around the world. It’s an illustrated approach to Bible storytelling that grabs you by the heart and kindles your spirit.  Ideal for both the seasoned believer and the spiritually curious.  It’s designed to make Bible stories more meaningful and relatable, no matter where you’re at in your spiritual journey.  See for yourself how Eyewitness can transform the way you view the Bible and God’s love.  Perfect for gift-giving at Christmas, Easter, birthdays, and anytime in between!

  • Author: Jeff White
  • Publisher: LifeTree; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-1470759575
  • Dimensions: 11 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches

                 

8. Concerning the Spiritual in Art


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021

A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the most important documents in the history of modern art. Written by the famous nonobjective painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), it explains Kandinsky's own theory of painting and crystallizes the ideas that were influencing many other modern artists of the period. Along with his own groundbreaking paintings, this book had a tremendous impact on the development of modern art. Kandinsky's ideas are presented in two parts. The first part, called "About General Aesthetic," issues a call for a spiritual revolution in painting that will let artists express their own inner lives in abstract, non-material terms. Just as musicians do not depend upon the material world for their music, so artists should not have to depend upon the material world for their art. In the second part, "About Painting," Kandinsky discusses the psychology of colors, the language of form and color, and the responsibilities of the artist. An Introduction by the translator, Michael T. H. Sadler, offers additional explanation of Kandinsky's art and theories, while a new Preface by Richard Stratton discusses Kandinsky's career as a whole and the impact of the book. Making the book even more valuable are nine woodcuts by Kandinsky himself that appear at the chapter headings. This English translation of Über das Geistige in der Kunst was a significant contribution to the understanding of nonobjectivism in art. It continues to be a stimulating and necessary reading experience for every artist, art student, and art patron concerned with the direction of 20th-century painting.

  • Author: Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised edition (June 1, 1977)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0486234113
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.32 x 8.43 inches

                 

9. 100 Halloween Coloring Pages: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring 100+ Spooky and Fun Halloween Coloring Pages for Stress Relief and Relaxation (Halloween Coloring Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021

Brand New Release: Embrace the Halloween spirit with over 100+ frighteningly fun and easy adult coloring illustrations! 4 Full Coloring Books in 1 Do you want to celebrate Halloween with a fun new coloring adventure? Are you looking for a colourfully chilling collection of monsters, haunted mansions, and scenes from beyond the grave? Then this book is for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Cafe, this frighteningly fun Halloween collection of over 100 amazing designs makes a brilliant way to get yourself into the Halloween spirit and celebrate this October! With a charming collection of immaculate, one-of-a-kind illustrations of ghastly ghosts, grisly ghouls, and all the creepy creatures you could ever want, this book lets you indulge in your memories of trick-or-treating and enjoy this magical time of year. From hair-raising haunted houses to bubbling cauldrons, black cats and so much more, the 100 Halloween Pages Coloring Book is a proven way to destress, reduce your anxiety levels, and awaken your artistic spirit in an all-new way. Ideal for adults, teens, and children alike, this book also makes the perfect Halloween gift for a coloring fan you know. p> Coloring Book Details: 100+ hand-drawn images exclusively designed to stimulate your artistic ambition Separately printed sheets to prevent bleed-through and allow you to easily remove and frame your favorites! Suitable for markers, gel pens, colored pencils, fine-liners, and watercolors An assortment of simple and intricate designs to accommodate every skill level Coloring Books Included: Halloween: which features collection of creepy creatures, haunted houses, ghosts, witches and so much more! Happy Halloween: which includes one-of-a-kind illustrations of ghastly ghosts, grisly ghouls, and all the creepy creatures you could ever want, this book lets you indulge in your memories of trick-or-treating and enjoy this magical time of year. Cute Monsters: which features adorable monsters including werewolves, vampires, gargoyles, ghosts, Frankenstein, witches and so much more! And Little Witches: which features little witch illustrations-- including witches carving pumpkins, in the forest with a jar of eyeballs, riding broomsticks, conducting magic spells, reading magic books and so much! And hours upon hours of coloring enjoyment and meditative relaxation So if you’re searching for a spine-tingling coloring book to unleash your creativity and bring these magnificent monsters and stunning scenes to life, then look no further! Celebrate the time when the veil between living and dead is at its thinnest with this wonderful coloring experience. Ready to start coloring? Scroll up and grab your copy now!

  • Author: Coloring Book Cafe
  • Publisher: Independently published (October 19, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8550135464
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches

                 

10. Christmas Scenes Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Fun and Easy Christmas Scenes with Cute Animals, Festive Ornaments, Beautiful Flowers and Much More! (Christmas Coloring Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - October 2021

Brand New Release 2020: Experience the magic of Christmas with this fun and easy adult coloring book! Do you want to spread the Christmas cheer and get in the mood for the festive season? Do you want to experience an overdose of cuteness this holiday season? Or do you want to give someone the gift of creativity this Christmas? Then this book is for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Cafe, this beautiful and exquisite book will take you on a one-of-a-kind Christmas adventure, helping you celebrate the season with a selection of lovely illustrations including festive decorations, relaxing winter scenes, Santa Claus and reindeer, and so much more! This fun and easy coloring book is perfect for all ages and features beautiful ornaments, festive flowers, cute reindeer and animals, gingerbread men and even a charming snowman portrait! Coloring is a proven way of reducing stress levels, helping you focus, and promoting the benefits of meditative mindfulness. Plus, with thumbnails of every image and a coloring test page so you can try out your pencils and spark your imagination, the Christmas Scenes Coloring Book has something for everyone! Coloring Book Details: 25 hand-drawn images exclusively designed to stimulate your artistic ambition Separately printed sheets to prevent bleed-through and allow you to easily remove and frame your favorites! Suitable for markers, gel pens, colored pencils, fine-liners, and watercolors An assortment of simple and intricate designs to accommodate every skill level And hours upon hours of coloring enjoyment and meditative relaxation As a thoughtful and creative Christmas present for your friends, family and relatives, this gorgeous book is guaranteed to spread the Christmas cheer and help you appreciate this heart-warming and special time of year. Ready to embrace the Christmas spirit? Then scroll up and grab your copy now!

  • Author: Coloring Book Cafe
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 15, 2020)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 979-8565422573
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.16 x 11 inches