Recognised in the breaking of bread

16 January 2008

The Messiah: An illustrated biography of Jesus Christ
Jacques Duquesne

Flammarion, £22 (978-2-0803-0017-1)
Church Times Bookshop £19.80

Rubens’s Christ at Emmaus (c.1630) is taken from  the book. It tells the story of Jesus’s life as revealed in the New Testament, with short essays setting people and historical events in context, and is illustrated with paintings by the Old Masters, images from murals, manuscripts, and the 19th and 20th centuries.

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