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Author(s): John Baynes

ISBN13: 9780711221208

ISBN10: 0711221200

Publisher: Veritas

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  • The Nicene Creed, forged in AD 381 under the auspices of the Roman emperor Constantine, is the most widely accepted statement of Christian beliefs, used not only by the Eastern Orthodox churches, Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans and Calvinists but by many other Christian groups.

    Now Pauline Baynes, the much-loved illustrator of C.S. Lewiss The Chronicles of Narnia, has transformed the Creed into a joyous hymn to God. Her breathtaking images of the sun, moon and stars. creatures great and small, mythical beasts death and resurrection, judgement and everlasting life are based on a lifetime passion for Anglo-Saxon and Persian manuscripts. She brings them together here in a spirited affirmation of faith to and inspire.


    PAULINE BAYNES did the original line illustrations for J.R.R Tolkiens The Lord o f the Rings and C.S. Lewiss The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Her portrayals of Middle Earth and Narnia helped transform the books into towering classics which, in the year 2000, were voted Book of the Millennium and Childrens Book of the Millennium respectively by the Library Association. She illustrated all Tolkiens other books during his lifetime and after his death was commissioned to illustrate Bilbos Last Song. Recently she updated her illustrations for the Narnia series in colour for a 50th anniversary edition. A Kate Greenaway Medal-winner for the Dictionary o f Chivalry, she also illustrated The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes, winner of the Caorle Prize.

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