Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Framing Faith by Matt Knisely, a review

Framing Faith is a very interesting book, especially for anyone wanting to slow down and really look at life.  For those of us who desire to see God's hand upon our journey.

Matt Knisely is a storyteller with words but especially with photos.  He is an award winning photo journalist who has traveled worldwide to capture the important events of modern history through the lens of a camera (actually, numerous cameras).

But in this book, he reminds us that often the best "images" are those we see when we are least expecting them.  With people we may view as unimportant.  In places we may not see as important.

Throughout the book, the author shares the similarities between taking award winning photos and seeing God's Story in this world.  Some of the chapters are:
  • Focus:  Discovery
  • Focus:  Attention
  • Focus:  Purpose
  • Capture: Moment
  • Capture: Perspective
  • Capture: Subject
  • Develop: Processing
  • Develop: Darkness
  • Develop: Light
Anyone God has made to create will find much that is helpful in this book, whether you are a writer or a painter or a knitter or one that sculpts clay into images I can recognize.  But if you are a photographer in any sense of the word... and one who wants to follow Christ even more closely... this book is for you.

This book was provided by the publisher for purposes of review but the opinion is my own.


Vee said...

This sounds very much like what I am looking for. Thank you.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I think I'd get a lot out of this one!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Sounds really good, and I think my daughter the photographer would really like it!


Unknown said...

This sounds very interesting! Thank you!