This new series explores the world's greatest paintings depicting scenes from the Bible. Containing sumptuous photographs of great works of art, these arresting books dramatically evoke the lives of major biblical figures. For two thousand years the story of Jesus's birth, life and death has inspired some of the greatest art in the western world. From the Annunciation to the Passion and the Resurrection, the stories of the New Testament have provided a common foundation and inspiration for artists of different eras. Jesus - A life in pictures presents carefully selected works of art. Some are world famous, such as Da Vinci's The Last Supper, but there are also masterpieces from lesser known collections. The text provides the framework to each picture, with clear headings, biblical quotations and explanations. Each painting also has a black line drawing to pinpoint key elements in greater detail. A section with artists' biographies gives the reader a wider understanding of major artists' lives and work. The book contains a timeline, contents, a glossary and index to make this title an easily navigable non-fiction text.