In response to Pope John Paul's recent letter to artists to promote the Catholic faith through "artistic evangelization", three well-known names in the field of sacred art have collaborated to produce this beautiful art book filled with visual and spiritual meditations. Sister Wendy Beckett, famed BBC and PBS art critic, presents her always unique meditations for each of the 54 wonderful silhouettes by the two foremost Catholic paper-cutting artists, Dan Paulos and the late Sister Mary Jean Dorcy. The result is what Sister Wendy calls "an epiphany", a book that reveals the God of mercy, love and peace through deeply inspired art and reflections. A perfect Christmas gift!
Thus, this book and its title, In the Midst of Chaos, Peace, perfectly sum up the three collaborator's intent: to offer people in our modern, fast-paced and hectic world, spiritual and artistic meditations that take only a minute to ponder but can produce profound and lasting peace of soul.
"A collection of visual and literary art that come together as a melody and lyric to make divine music and song. It takes the reader beyond all image or word to Christ who is the Image and Word of God."
—John Michael Talbot, Catholic composer
—Joan Carroll Cruz, Catholic author p>"The silhouette has always held an enigmatic place in the history of art. This collection of the papercuts beautifully displays that mystery, and Sister Wendy Beckett's unique commentary adds the necessary strength of the Gospel."
—William Hart McNichols, S.J., Catholic iconographer
"'Chaos' exists only in the title of this book. It is childlike in its simplicity and deeply devout. Peace."
—Virginia Broderick, Catholic artist
—Rev. Johann G. Roten, S.M., Director, International Marian Research Institute