Tony Pittenger (Author), Jonathan Mayer (Illustrator)
Messiah is a stunningly illustrated running commentary on G. F. Handel's great oratorio. The understandable explanations and insightful artwork help the reader appreciate the theology expressed by librettist Charles Jennens' scriptural selections as well as Handel's musical treatment of the texts.
Originally designed as a listening Bible study, this book is also suitable for home devotional use. The perfect conversation starter, it will not remain on a coffee table or bookshelf for long. Illuminating an annual Christmas tradition, Messiah tells the whole story: the story of sin, the story of salvation, and the story of our Savior.
Released on March 6, 2012
Available as Hardcover
Handel's Messiah is a perennial favorite, perhaps the most well-known musical presentation of scripture texts in the English language. Mayer's illustrations invite us to reconsider those familiar texts in an inspiring and thought-provoking media. It may be that those who experience Messiah through these insightful images and Pittenger's Christ-centered commentary will never again hear these texts or listen to this music in quite the same way.