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Illuminate Your Gospel Life This Year

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James Pepper’s childhood dream of spreading the Gospel is coming true: A modern hand-drawn Gospel available to all. Ardously handscribed, the Gospel of St. Luke is now available for the Ipad, Iphone, on Android and the Nook.

More on the Pepper Gospel.

Not since the 15th century has an illuminated Bible been attempted. His life’s work for over 19 years, James worked on the Gospel of Luke daily. James is a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, in Dallas, Texas where President and Mrs. Bush also worship. James would spread the word on his project to every one he met in person and online, hoping that it would spark interest. Encouragement was offered and so many prayed that someone would recognize Pepper’s mission, his love of God, the depth of his endeavours, and be willing to publish his offering.

How fitting that coming into the season of Advent and Christmas, our prayers have been answered? The Gospel of Luke, telling us about the birth and life of our Lord and his miracles, is now available at Barnes and Noble. This Word of God, finely adorned, and scribed page by page, word by word, would make a wonderful personal gift to a priest, minister, or family member.

Mark: 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.


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  1. What a beautiful testament to one man’s faith and determination. Gail Devers said it best, “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”


    November 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm

  2. Thank you Teresa! Thank you for this article. I posted the bible onto and so now people can get it on the Kindle and they also can get it in color on their PC, MAC, Ipad, Iphone, Android, and Blackberry.

    Thank you Erica.

    There have been illuminated manuscripts since the 1500’s, it is rare but it would be wrong to claim exclusivity, the Orthodox in particular kept the tradition alive but it is a matter of answering the call.

    Each ebook format has to be done separately and now we are going to load up the Gospel of Saint Mark.

    Thanks again and tell everyone you know!

    Right now I am working on illuminating the 9 Lessons and Carols which is a service for Christmas which the Kings College Boys Choir sings every Christmas on the BBC every year.


    James Pepper

    December 4, 2010 at 8:28 pm

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