This past fall/winter, a friend of mine put me in touch with a local artist and teacher, Devi Anne Moore, a devoted follower of Christ who felt a calling to “paint” the Book of Revelation 25 years ago. The artwork that came from her study of John’s vision is a series of mixed-media paintings/collages/sculptures that can only be described as breathtaking. She’s exhibited her work throughout the country and received numerous awards and accolades, and for the past few years she’s been eager to produce an ebook of the series to share her vision with the church around the world. She asked me to design the layout for her book and produce a PDF ebook that she could sell on her website.
Devi has divided her work into seven groups of seven “paintings.” Each group represents a different section or subtext of Revelation: for instance, the opening of the seven seals described in chapters six through eight, and the seven women mentioned throughout the book. So I created seven separate eBooks that are available for purchase separately or as a complete set. Each book includes Devi’s prayerful thoughts on the book of Revelation as a whole, as well as specific notes on each piece of work.
The title page of the first ebook, The Seven Letters to the Seven Churches.
A two-page spread from the first ebook, The Seven Letters to the Seven Churches.
It was truly an honor to work with Devi on this project, which I know was not only a labor of love but an act of worship. Not only did I get to help her bring her dream to fruition, I was inspired by her determination and dedication to her calling. She made me want to devote myself even more to encouraging others through art, as she’s done in her life.