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.
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.
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.
We have published an ePub version of The Gospel According to Saint Luke, excerpted from the Pepper Bible and optimised for iPad viewing. Once we have received a link to the online store, we will publish it here.
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.