A beautiful and evocative collection of over 100 representations of the Annunciation*, presented in chronological order of their creation from A.D. 432 to 1990, each on a single page with historical information on the opposite page. The originals of these works of art reside in museums, churches, abbeys, and private collections around the world.
A few examples: Luca Giordano, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art; Rubens, Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna; a stained-glass window in Borges Cathedral, France; Eugene Amaury-Duval, Musee D'orsay in Paris
* In the sixth month the Angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Greetings favored one! The Lord is with you." But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.