More than forty stunning etchings depict scenes from the Bible from an African perspective in this collection of inspiring passages from the Old and New Testaments. The drawings by late Italian American printmaker Letterio Calapai illustrate favorite Bible stories such as David and Goliath, Noah and the flood, Daniel and the lions, and the battle of Jericho, and depict favorite heroes such as Moses, Job, Sampson, and King Solomon as Africans. Each drawing is accompanied by powerful passages from the scriptures. With a Foreword by Dr. Jeremiah Wright and an Afterword by Dr. Frank M. Reid, two of today's most well known Black theologians, "In His Image" is a gift quality book to treasure for decades to come.
The late Letterio Calapai was an Italian American printmaker born in Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout his 50 years in fine arts, Calapai is known for his development of emotion, color, and religious and literary themes in his artwork. Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright is one of the most recognizable and controversial religious figures in the U.S. He is an educator, religious leader, and advocate in the African American community. He has published four books and has lectured at universities across the U.S. Wright was the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago for thirty-six years before retiring in 2008. Reverend Dr. Frank M. Reid, III of Baltimore Maryland is an international religious leader, motivational speaker, and published author. He is the Senior Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopalian (AME) Church.