The Saint Luke Cross is the first chart in my new series by Kathy Bowden, which is based upon the artwork from James Pepper’s hand-scribed, illuminated Bible. This particular chart is based on the image in Luke 68:10, from the ebook, “The Gospel According to Saint Luke”. Happy stitching!
James Pepper has made, by hand, an illuminated manuscript of the Gospels, a separate and complete New Testament and several books of the Old Testament. Blessed by Pope John Paul II and John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, this book is a devotional treasure.
An illuminated Manuscript of the Gospel According to Saint John by James Pepper, part of the Pepper Gospels. The work is entirely by hand without the use of computers. . This volume, contains dozens of original illustrations, this book is a devotional treasure.
The cover features a flock of Ivory Billed Woodpeckers, the mating pairs are flying in formation to form a cross. The bird was thought to be extinct, but were found near the Mississippi River and the birds are used here to represent Resurrection.
The E-book, is out now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com and also on the iBooks for the iPad. A handwritten illuminated manuscript with 25 full page illuminations and 440 illustrated verse initials made like they were written a thousand years ago.
These eBooks are available on many different devices and you can find the apps on the webpages for the books. For instance Nook Books are available on the PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, and the Nook.
You can give this to another person, Amazon has a feature where you can give eBooks to other people.
Pepper Bible YouTube Channel features video by the American Bible Society on my work in making a handwritten illuminated manuscript of the Bible with links to the books on sale at Amazon.com. This includes news videos by CBS and UMTV as well as news articles by the Dallas Morning News, Interpreter Magazine and the United Methodist Reporter. ABC made a video on my work but it is no longer available on the Internet. I was blessed for this work by Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of York and I received a bible from the Archbishop of Canterbury to correct my text.
An illuminated e-book. The Christmas Service sung by the boys choir at Kings College Cambridge every year and aired on the BBC handwritten and illustrated including 14 Christmas Carols so when you go caroling you can have them right there on your device and read the lyrics directly. Carols include Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, On Christmas Night, and Joy to the World!
And because it is an ebook you can take it with you when you go caroling with the Christmas Carols right at your fingertips. You can give this as a gift on Amazon.com.
The Lord’s Prayer, the Prayer of Saint Francis, The Serenity Prayer and the Prayer of the Holy Spirit, handwritten and illustrated by James G. Pepper with the commentary by Bill Lawrence, the Dean of the Perkins School of Theology and by Mark Stamm, a Professor of Theology at the Perkins School of Theology. The book is being published by Terry Jones. It is a paperback book http://amzn.com/1467912697 and the proceeds of this book are going to benefit Children’s Medical Center in Dallas Texas.
We have Christmas Cards of pages handwritten and illustrated including “Silent Night,” “The Fruits of the Spirit,” The Lord’s Prayer and “For Unto Us a Child is Born” at http://www.etsy.com/shop/pepperbible
I have made – by hand – an illuminated manuscript of the Gospels, a separate and complete New Testament and several books of the Old Testament. I did not use computers, I did it the hard way, as it has been done for centuries.
This is a 5 minute video by “American Bible Society Presents:”
For this work I have blessings from Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of York.
“It is given to very few to undertake, or even contemplate, a labour of such Herculean proportions. It is given to fewer still to complete it. What you have done represents an achievement which, so far as His Grace is aware, is quite without parallel in modern times.” “It is a powerful witness to the living God.” Archbishop of York Sentamu Ebor
“His Holiness prays that your work will help you to discover each day in the inspired writings of the Old and New Testaments “a support for faith, food for the soul and a pure and lasting fount of spiritual life” “He invokes upon you joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ.” March 26, 2002, Vatican
The following are links to videos and newspaper articles on my work.