This is a wonderful old book entitled Portrait of Christ for Newlyweds. Copyright Good Will Publishers, Inc., 1962. Edition: RRD 5-4.
The Life of Christ
“The message of Christ’s life tells us to live as we should. We do not, however, live as separate individuals but in a society. Since the family is the basic unit of society and marriage is the beginning of the family, there can be no more valuable source of instruction and help for marriage than that contained in the life of Christ.
With this in mind, we dedicate this Portrait of Christ to the newlyweds, trusting that it will help them weave Christ’s message into the very fabric of their lives together, and so preserve for them the deep joy of this occasion. Life, though largely unpredictable, can bring nothing for which there is not help and advice in the life of Christ. For He is the Author of life, and lived His life amongst us as an Example and Model.
By its very nature this story is a blueprint for living and as such must be meditated on and pondered so that we can sincerely attempt to fashion our lives according to its teachings. We have, therefore, enlisted the help of many masterpieces of Christian art to add their more vivid power in capturing more fully the wealth of meaning held for us by the story of Christ’s life on earth.
Such a combination of wisdom and beauty provides the newlyweds with a wedding gift most fitting to such a serious yet joyous occasion. The beauty of the gift matches the beauty of the occasion. But, most important of all, it is a practical gift, for it is the handbook of those signposts which point the way to that true happiness, which, together, in marriage you set out to find.”
Absolutely beautiful full-color artwork appears courtesy of New York Graphic Society, Camera Clix, Three Lions, Inc., and Simon & Schuster by the following artists:
Bartolome’ Esteban Murillo
Girolamo di Romano
Peter Paul Rubens
James J. J. Tissot
Andreas Herman Hunnaeus
The first section of the book features pages to record special dates and family information, including a family tree - all pages elaborately bordered.
Padded hardcover book is in excellent condition – minimal wear to cover. Pages are nice, thick stock paper. Inside is like-new – very clean. The inside of both front and back cover has minor discoloration and yellowing from age. Email for more photos.