In Praying with Icons beauty itself bears witness to God.”
Beautifully illustrated both with color plates and black and white photographs. First published ten years ago, Praying With Icons has been widely recognized as a modern spiritual class. Both for Orthodox readers familiar with this tradition as well as newcomers. Forest describes the history and theology of iconography. Icons are not simply illustrations or "art" in the usual sense, but aids to prayer and contemplation, windows on the divine. Forest goes on to provide a personal and practical guide to how one prays with icons. Finally, he offers a series of meditative reflections on some of the most typical icons that provides an iconographic journey through the Gospel mystery and the liturgical year.
This revised edition is enhanced by a rich new selection of full-color illustrations.
- Publisher: Orbis Books; Revised Expanded edition (February 28, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 1570757585
- ISBN-13: 9781570757587
- Language: English
- Paperback: 218 pages