Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Arts & Photography - August 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. Eyewitness: The Visual Bible Experience


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

                 

2. 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 - August 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

                 

3. Summer Scenes Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Fun Vacation Scenes, Peaceful Ocean Landscapes and Relaxing Summer Designs (Four Seasons Coloring Books)


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

New Release 2021: Celebrate the wonders of summer fun with this soothing adult coloring book! Do you want to enjoy the magic of tranquil ocean scenes and quaint seaside towns? Are you looking for a lovely collection of illustrations to get you in the mood for summer? Then this book is for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Café , this fun and cheerful coloring book takes you on a one-of-a-kind vacation into the magic of summer, featuring bright and lovely illustrations of relaxing beaches, exciting road trips, peaceful ocean scenes, idyllic seaside towns, and so much more! Kick back and relax with these quintessential summer scenes. Perfect for escaping to the beach without ever having to leave your home, now you can daydream and celebrate the summer season while you bring each delightful seaside illustration to life. From tropical resorts and lighthouses to sailboats and sea creatures, the Summer Scenes Coloring Book is a memorable and relaxing way to get yourself into the summer spirit. Plus, inside you’ll also find a handy coloring test page, as well as thumbnails of every image to get your creativity flowing! Coloring Book Details: 27 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 Whether you need help letting go of stress before your vacation, practicing meditative mindfulness, or simply indulging your imagination in a picture-perfect summer landscape, now you can draw on the unique benefits of coloring and let these beachside scenes wash your worries away. Are you ready to uncover the magic of summer? Then scroll up and grab your copy now!

  • Author: Coloring Book Cafe
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 979-8511206547
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.17 x 11 inches

                 

4. Bible Verse Coloring Book For Adults: Scripture Verses To Inspire As You Color


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

Soak in the Word as you color! Coloring bible verses is an easy way to 'meditate day and night' on the word of God. This inspirational coloring book features uplifting quotes and scripture verses for Christian women who love to color. Features include: a Bible verse on each page large pages, 8.5" x 11" diverse styles, from simple to complex single-sided pages to reduce bleed through 29 designs by 6 different artists Coloring can help you relax and reduce stress. Meditate on each Bible verse as you color. Makes the perfect encouraging gift for the coloring enthusiast, or a great gift to yourself. Order your copy now and get coloring!

  • Author: Hope Winters
  • Publisher: Independently published (August 30, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1688923065
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.14 x 11 inches

                 

5. The Brick Bible: The Complete Set (Brick Bible Presents)


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

NOTE TO PARENTS: This book is intended for older children, teens and adults. For younger children, please search Amazon for The Brick Bible for Kids series of picture books. The Brick Bible books have taken the world by storm, and now, for the first time, Brendan Powell Smith's visually striking The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament and The Brick Bible: The New Testament  are available in a beautiful hardcover box set. With over two thousand color photographs depicting the major narrative scenes of the Bible, this slipcovered set (including new material and a bonus two-sided, full-color poster) is the gift you've been wanting to give your LEGO (R)-loving friends and religious family members for holidays, birthdays, or just because. Book one includes scenes from the Old Testament--the creation of the world, the temptation of Adam and Eve, the great flood, the presentation of the ten commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai, and more. The Old Testament is a complex text, but Smith's "brick" illustrations help bring out the nuances of each scene and will make you reconsider the way you look at the Bible--and LEGO (R). Book two offers a new spin on the story of Jesus. Smith portrays Jesus's birth, miracles, last supper, and death and resurrection with meticulous attention to detail. From the fate of Judas to the life of Paul and his letters to the Ephesians; from the first book burning to the book of Revelations, this is the New Testament as you've never experienced it before. Find a place on your shelf for this beautiful two-book collector's set and continue to be amazed at the Bible as illustrated by your favorite toy.

  • Author: Brendan Powell Smith
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1st edition (October 21, 2013)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1626361775
  • Dimensions: 0.91 x 0.23 x 1.16 inches

                 



6. Concerning the Spiritual in Art


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

                 

7. Decorative Patterns: Adult Coloring Book Featuring Stress Relieving Patterns Designs Perfect for Adults Relaxation and Coloring Gift Book Ideas


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

Unwind and relax with these 50 Decorative Patterns Easy Coloring Book for Adult Relaxation It’s a perfect coloring book to practice and perfect your coloring skills. Whether you’re just beginning your creative journey, or you’re a coloring connoisseur, everyone can have fun with this exciting and varied collection of patterns. An excellent coloring book for beginners. We’ve taken the time to create unique designs that call for your creative touch. Here's what makes this coloring book so unique: Unique, exquisite images: enjoy coloring 50 Decorative Patterns Coloring Book to help release stress and boost creativity. Single-sided, black-backed pages: feel free to use the fattest markers and the wettest watercolors -don't let bleed-through limit your creativity! All skill levels are welcome: there's no wrong way to color fantasy images! Unleash your creativity and fill the pages with your favorite colors, using your favorite techniques! Perfect gift ideas: People you love will be thrilled with a relaxing coloring book. It's a great adult coloring book for women and excellent coloring books for teens and young adults. Here are some more reasons to love coloring books by Damita Victoria: These aren't just ordinary coloring books: the brand is known for its unique, instantly recognizable style! They provide a genuinely relaxing coloring experience: you'll never be annoyed by bleed-through or the paper tearing under a sharp pen! With Damita Victoria, you're never alone: join a vibrant online community of fellow coloring enthusiasts and share your work for everyone to enjoy! You don't have to keep all the fun to yourself: this book makes a perfect gift for men and women alike. Surprise a friend or a loved one with this beautiful book and bring a happy smile to their face! Scroll up, click on "Add to Cart," and Get Ready to Relax!

  • Author: Damita Victoria
  • Publisher: Independently published (January 26, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8598342084
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches

                 

8. Thomas Kinkade Studios 2022 Deluxe Wall Calendar with Scripture


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

The Thomas Kinkade Studios 2022 Deluxe Wall Calendar with Scripture features stunning full-color artwork by Thomas Kinkade Studios, uplifting bible verses from the King James Version, and plenty of room to add your own events, appointments, and notes on each of the twelve monthly grids. This calendar comes packaged in a sturdy, full-color matching envelope. Thomas Kinkade Studios carries 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 calendar shows an image such as  The Blessings of Spring , Dogwood Chapel , or The   Light of Peace . Other features include:  Comes in sturdy, fully designed envelope 13.5" x 12" calendar opens to 13.5" x 24" when displayed Planning spread for September–December 2021 12-month calendar runs from January–December 2022 Generous grid space to add appointments and reminders; lined area for notes Easy-to-read Bible Verses from the King James Bible Widely celebrated and nationally recognized holidays and observances Moon phases, based on Universal Time Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based ink

  • Author: Thomas Kinkade
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (June 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1524864255
  • Dimensions: 12.4 x 0.3 x 13.7 inches

                 

9. Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey


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

This unique series of paintings takes the viewer on a graphic, visionary journey through the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual anatomy of the self. From anatomically correct rendering of the body systems, Grey moves to the spiritual/energetic systems with such images as "Universal Mind Lattice," envisioning the sacred and esoteric symbolism of the body and the forces that define its living field of energy. Includes essays on the significance of Grey's work by Ken Wilber, the eminent transpersonal psychologist, and by the noted New York art critic, Carlo McCormick.

  • Author: Alex Grey
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions; Illustrated edition (September 1, 1990)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-0892812578
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.6 x 13.5 inches

                 

10. The Art of the Occult: A Visual Sourcebook for the Modern Mystic


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

A visual feast of eclectic artwork informed and inspired by spiritual beliefs, magical techniques, mythology and otherworldly experiences. Mystical beliefs and practices have existed for millennia, but why do we still chase the esoteric? From the beginning of human creativity itself, image-makers have been drawn to these unknown spheres and have created curious artworks that transcend time and place – but what is it that attracts artists to these magical realms? From theosophy and kabbalah , to the zodiac and alchemy ; spiritualism and ceremonial magic , to the elements and sacred geometry – The Art of the Occult introduces major occult themes and showcases the artists who have been influenced and led by them. Discover the symbolic and mythical images of the Pre-Raphaelites ; the automatic drawing of Hilma af Klint and Madge Gill ; Leonora Carrington 's surrealist interpretation of myth , alchemy and kabbalah ; and much more. Featuring prominent, marginalised and little-known artists , The Art of the Occult   crosses mystical spheres in a bid to inspire and delight . Divided into thematic chapters (The Cosmos, Higher Beings, Practitioners), the book acts as an entertaining introduction to the art of mysticism – with essays examining each practice and over 175 artworks to discover. The art of the occult has always existed in the margins but inspired the masses, and this book will spark curiosity in all fans of magic, mysticism and the mysterious .

  • Author: S. Elizabeth
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln (October 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-0711248830
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.13 inches