This daily feature is an introduction to a full book review by Micah Christensen. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.
It has been just over fifty years since then Elder Spencer W. Kimball gave his address titled “The Gospel Vision of the Arts,” raising the possibility of having a “Michelangelo” of the Restoration. Ever since, many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been looking for their version of a Sistine Chapel. Yet, what if the highest expression of Church art is not a monumental fresco or statue but, instead, an intimate combination of sacred text and art—a Book of Hours for the Restoration? This radical concept is tested in a new book combining an exegesis of Christ’s parables by John and Jeannie Welch and purpose-made artwork by Jorge Cocco Santangelo.