Icon Painting Books authored by Mary Jane Miller are small book treasures, densely filled with spiritual imagery that offer contemporary ideas with an old-world feel for the divine. The images are fantastic meditations, they speak of bold spirituality, while at the same time incorporate icon painting in their historical context.
Her coloring books are loaded with templates for Icon Painting. Books with imaginative lines used as a guide to color, in addition she has designed the coloring books with journal pages beside each image. There you can jot down your own reflections and insights.
Women in Icon Painting
Miller’s Icon Painting Books are a must for any library, for those who collect of icons and those who preserve this great tradition through painting icons. Iconography has the potential the shape future theology through new liturgy and perspective for men and women everywhere. Mary Jane Miller’s collection of new inventive work is exquisite.
Bishop Scanlan reviewed saying, “These are books by a faithful woman who is a superb iconographer. In Light of Women is a well-written and beautifully illustrated reflection on women, faith, and the role and function of women within Christianity and world. The original icons demonstrate a deep understanding of the inconographic tradition woven with a stretching of that tradition to express the content of the faith in new expressions that raise challenges and questions. The reflections are strong, revealing a woman’s voice of faith, confidence, courage, determination, and hope. The icons are exquisite. The combination is rich, providing much for pondering, thinking, praying, and then to embody in daily life.”
I believe that, developing partnerships and exposure, group discussions on women issues, my book In Light of Women could serve a wider audience by broadening an already lively discussion of what is spirituality and, the important women’s voices still being discovered in today.