EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
Beautiful for God and Our Community
by Diane Osby
Glorious Full Color
throughout, 72 pages,
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Be INSPIRED to
use your congregation's creativity to enliven and uplift your
An inspirational book for all who are called to make
God's house a place of beauty, peace and worship!
"BATHED IN LIGHT" reveals how, under Diane Osby Peterson,
church congregation's artists, artisans and craftspeople (from
needle workers to metal workers) became kindred souls as they
overcame obstacles and encountered new ones in a forty year mission
to bring artistic beauty, Christian symbolism and, above all, God's
light into their dark and barren sanctuary.
Churchgoers and perennial students of art and religion will find
this story of the author's revival of the Christian Art Guild
enlightening and inspirational. From the first page to the end, this
book will motivate similar activities in other congregations."
Discover the ways
one community used to come together, discover their artistic
abilities and renew a dismal sanctuary, turning it into a brilliant
home for praise.
Learn how you can
work with your congregation to make artistic improvements for your
About the author
Diane Osby Peterson has
dedicated much of her adult life to volunteer work as artist,
founder, and director of the Christian Art Guild at Prince of
Peace Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona. During this time,
she and her architect husband, Jack, raised their three
children and now have five grandchildren. Diane and Jack have
traveled worldwide to learn from historic houses of worship.
They have homes in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and Durango,
What they are
saying about BATHED IN LIGHT
"One of the
most beautiful happenings in our church was when Diane
Peterson brought together a group of women to create artworks that
brought rich images and pieces into being . . . always
done in beautiful design, color, and meaning. Her book gives a
glimpse into this invaluable ministry at Prince of Peace, and
will certainly inspire other churches."
Philip Gangsei, founding pastor of Prince of Peace
Bathed in Light shows congregations and pastors how the
Spirit is at work in the world of sacred art . . . loving
members of the Art Guild . . . brought a marriage
between Scripture and art, fidelity and grace . . . I am
grateful for the creative and faithful work of (Diane
Peterson) this servant of God and urge you to be 'Bathed in
The Rev. Dr.
Howard Wennes, Ret., Synod Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church
in America,; Interim President, California Lutheran University
in Thousand Oaks, CA; Former Pastor of Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ