Glimpses Of The Divine

Simmonds Gemma
Item Code
Pauline Books & Media B

Sieger Koder paints images of Scripture and daily life to reveal glimpses of our hidden God. This book offers reflections to facilitate understanding of the symbolism of each of the 16 images in the collection. These prayerful meditations are based on one of the themes that are proposed for each painting and include applications for our personal life. There are also suggestions for the relation celebration themes and scripture links Scripture links included.

5.90 x 6.10

Sieger Koder was born on 3rd January 1925 in Wasseralfingen, Germany, where he completed his high school studies. During the Second World War he was sent to France as a front line soldier where he was made a prisoner of war. Once freed, Sieger Koder attended the Academy School of Art in Stuttgart; then he studied English philology at the University of Tubingen as part of his qualification as a teacher. After teaching art and working as an artist for twelve years, Koder undertook theological studies for the priesthood and in 1971 he was ordained a Catholic priest. From 1975 to 1995, Fr. Koder exercised his ministry as a parish priest in Hohenberg and Rosenberg and today he lives in retirement in Ellwangen, not far from Stuttgart.

The years of his ministry as a priest are among the most prolific with inspiring works of art. There is complete synergy between Fr Koder as a priest and as an artist. He uses his paintings as Jesus used his parables. He "reveals" the depth of the Christian message through metaphors, shedding light and color on life and human history.

Koder's art is heavily charged with his personal experience of war during the Nazi period and the time of the Holocaust. Koder dips his brush into the very essence of the Gospel and with color describes the wholeness of human life. Thus, his art is a vibrant glimpse of the depth, the length and the width of the mystery of Christ in every person.

"Real beauty captures the soul for God. So said Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. In this small book two fine artists combine their graced gifts for image and word to create a masterpiece to nourish your soul. Read it, ponder it, believe it - your life will be profoundly enriched. Glimpses of the Divine is a tender and beautiful epiphany of the closeness of our incarnate God, bringing healing and joy to you and those around you."
Daniel O'Leary, author

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