Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Book Review: Visions of Hope by Annie Henrie

Visions of Hope, by Annie Henrie
2014, 48p, LDS Non-Fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

The most fundamental questions in our lives—questions about where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going—are answered when we have a true understanding of the plan of salvation. Now, our understanding is deepened and enlivened by this beautifully illustrated depiction of God's eternal plan for His children. In her unique, richly textured style, fine artist Annie Henrie offers visual interpretations of the plan of salvation, including pre-earth life, the Creation, the Fall of Adam and Eve, life on earth, the spirit world, the Atonement and the Resurrection, and the kingdoms of glory. Accompanied by text from the scriptures, each exquisite image testifies of God's love for us and of His plan of happiness.

The author first got her idea for an illustrated book about the Plan of Salvation when she was a missionary in southern England. Being an artist, she wanted to help others visualize what she was teaching them. I think this book is fabulous and she did an amazing job! 

The text for this book comes from the scriptures. The illustrations are beautiful and powerful! I read this with my children and it started an amazing discussion which lasted for quite a while. I don't consider it to be a children's book because it can help all ages understand the purpose of life. I'm excited to add this book to my library and will read it often!

Here's a sample page. You can view more illustrations from this book and some of Ms. Henrie's other work on her website.


About the Author

ANNIE HENRIE graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Brigham Young University in April 2012, and since the age of sixteen she has shown her work in galleries, including Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon; Authentique Gallery in St. George, Utah; and Deseret Book stores. Annie grew up in Bountiful, Utah, and is the daughter of Cary and Sauni Henrie. Her father, also a professional artist, has taught his daughter how to paint and draw since she was in kindergarten. Annie’s work is inspired by her experiences serving as a missionary in southern England and studying Renaissance art in Italy. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Unknown said...

It is B E A U T I F U L! This sounds like such a fantastic book to add to my collection.

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