Embark on a pilgrimage through the great cathedrals of the world.
Gernot Candolini and Jennifer Brandon invite readers to experience some of the exemplary cathedrals of Europe and North America, with beautiful images and poetic, descriptive texts that inspire and inform. They offer glimpses into the spiritual, visionary, and artistic beauty and mastery of these spaces, inspired by God and built by human hands. Read the powerful stories connected to these sacred spaces: like the reconciliation crusade of Vezelay, the destruction of Cluny, and the origins of Sagrada Familia. Explore the architectural and artistic elements that make these churches what they are: the power of light, the "smiling stones," the crypt, the music, and more. "Cathedrals magnetize one's spiritual compass. Places of Light opens the historic portals of twenty cathedrals for a broader understanding and deeper appreciation of the numerous, nameless and bold visionaries who dared to express in glass and stone messages for the human spirit." --The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral; author of Walking a Sacred Path