Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Holiday Gift Books: SACRED PLACES by Rebecca Hind
One of the most beautifully illustrated books of the holiday season, Sacred Places is an uplifting and magnificent blend of religion, culture, history, and travel that is both inspirational and spiritual. Author Rebecca Hind takes readers on a visual journey to ancient sites of spirituality and faith that have been revered for centuries, from the frozen landscapes of Wrangell St. Elias in Alaska to the scorched deserts of Giza, from the rocky gorges of Jordan to the mountain temples of Tibet and Peru. Featuring hundreds of full-color photographs, Sacred Places is interfaith in scope and celebrates places considered sacred to people of ancient civilizations as well as to modern-day men and women. The sites included are associated with great religious or mythological events; they are hallowed burial grounds, manmade edifices and natural rivers, mountains and caves. Some have celestial or planetary significance, while others are monuments, ceremonial sites or observatories; places of peace and power, pilgrimage and ritual. Sacred Places is now available in bookstores and online booksellers.