Category Archives: Illuminated Manuscript

Illuminated pages from the Pepper Bible on Youtube

Here is the link to several illuminated pages from the Pepper Bible to show off the reflection of the metals on the pages. These pages are mostly from Luke where almost every chapter starts with a full page carpet page illumination.

The Pepper Bible – Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pepperbible

Saint Luke Cross – a Cross-Stitch Chart

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Barnes and Noble

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!

The Gospel According to Saint Mark, an Illuminated Manuscript (The Pepper Gospels) by James Pepper

The Gospel According to Saint Mark, an illuminated manuscript by James Pepper

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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.

The Gospel According to Saint John, an Illuminated Manuscript (The Pepper Gospels) by James Pepper

The Gospel According to Saint John; an illuminated manuscript by James G. Pepper

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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.

Video by “American Bible Society Presents”

YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/biblescribe

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 NewsInterpreter 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.

“Four Prayers for All God’s Children This Christmas”

Four Prayers  For All God's Children
Four Prayers For All God’s Children

Four Prayers for All God’s Children This Christmas

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  the proceeds of this book are going to benefit Children’s Medical Center in Dallas Texas.

It is currently out of print

The Pepper Gospels

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.

CBS Video

Illustrating the Bible – United Methodist News Service

On and Overgrown Path