By: Edwina Gateley
When I first saw Louis Glanzman’s paintings of twelve women in the gospels whose names are so familiar, something happened inside me. After a lifetime of knowing all about these women I felt, at last, that I had actually met them. Indeed I had. They were people I already knew: homemakers, sex workers, child runaways, crones, teachers, mothers, senior citizens...all of them knew Jesus. All of them were achetypes who reflected the journeys, struggles, joys and dreams of women today.--Edwina Gateley
Includes 12 full-color paintings by Louis S. Glanzman, one of America's most honored portraitists, famous for eighty marvelous Time magazine covers as well as his beloved drawings for the Pippi Longstocking series. His portraits of biblical women include:
Anna the Prophetess
The Widow's Mite
The Infirm Woman
The Samaritan Woman
The Woman Caught in Adultery
The Woman with the Hemorrhage
The Daughter of Jairus (on the front cover)
The Penitent Woman
Edwina Gateley is the founder of the Volunteer Missionary Movement which sends lay missionaries to three continents, and of Genesis House in Chicago, a residential and outreach program for women in prostitution. Her many books include a In God's Womb and Christ in the Margins.
Louis S. Glanzman (1922-2013) was one of twentieth-century America's most acclaimed portraitists. He was also a noted illustrator of children's books, comics, and art for a wide range of magazines from Readers Digest to National Lampoon. A winner of numerous awards, he was known to millions for his eighty unforgettable covers for Time Magazine, including iconic portraits of Robert F. Kennedy and the first moon landing. Glanzman’s work is part of many collections from the Smithsonian to Independence Hall to the Civil War Museum. His paintings of men in scripture are featured in Soul Brothers: Men in the Bible Speak to Men Today with text by Richard Rohr.