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The Perfect Gift for Christmas

December 5th, 2008 by Fr. Vasile

Please take a look at these two wonderful books by Niko Chocheli.

Mr. Choceli was born in Tbilisi Republic of Georgia where he graduated with honors from Tbilisi Nikoladze Art College and Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts. Awarded permanent residency status by the U.S. government as Alien of Extraordinary Abilities Niko has received numerous awards for is artistic achievements. He has illustrated three other childrens books for SVS Press The Book of Jonah The Praises and Prepare O Bethlehem! All of which have been praised for artistic originality. Niko lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Kristin where he runs his own art school.

Christ in the Old Testament

Then Jesus said to them these are my words which I spoke to you while I was still with you that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled. Then he opened their minds to the Scriptures.

– Luke 24:44-45

Images of Christ cast as shadows in Old Testament texts illuminate this book of biblical prophecy for young and old alike. Illustrator Niko Chocheli creates a stunning graphic dialog between the voice of the prophets and the coming Christ who eternally rests in their words. The Son of Man whom Daniel saw in night visions the Branch of Jesse whom Isaiah saw shoot forth and the apparitions of other prophets emerge as vivid icons of our Lord.
Prepare O Bethlehem!
The Orthodox Churchs hymns of the prefeast and feast of the Nativity of our Lord celebrate and proclaim in word and song the celestial joy of the incarnation. These beloved texts so wonderfully illustrated by Niko Chocheli are filled with beauty and power. They tell in a touching way of the all-embracing participation of creatures in the Creators coming.

You can oder them by clicking on the images

Click here for a Gallery of Niko Chochelis wonderful illustrations

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