Tuesday, August 02, 2005

it is a beautiful book


Early this year I was asked to write an article for a German artist, Sieger Koder. I said yes, intrigued, but a bit cynical about what would result.

I got the result over the weekend. It is a beautiful book. It is hardcover and A4 size. It is full colour on glossy pages. It features the gorgeous art of Sieger Koder. It is written in German, apart from one chapter, written in English. That chapter is mine. I am very proud to be part of such a beautiful book. I love the fact that in the grace of God I get to write words for an artist in a foreign country. It’s a long way from a scrawny kid growing up in a jungle in Papua New Guinea.

For more on the book go here. For a summary of the article, go here.

Posted by steve at 09:37 AM


  1. It looks great – I used one of his paintings called ‘unexpected’ (Elijah and cave/storm) story with coldplay’s trouble.

    His pictures are great. I don’t suppose the publishers mentioned whether a English translation might be available in the future?

    Comment by Gordon — August 2, 2005 @ 9:32 pm

  2. didn’t realise you’d grown up in PNG. I was there for a visit in 1993, and hope to get back to visit friends before 2008 when they finish their translation project :=)

    just re-reading outofbounds church btw – even better the second time around. Struggling to apply a lot locally, prayer always appreciated 🙂

    Comment by Lorna — August 4, 2005 @ 6:25 am

  3. Lorna
    its humbling to know someone would read my words once, let alone twice.

    I appreciate your comment re local application. One of the things that got dropped from the book was an interview, in which a friend, Paul Fromont, wanted to ask me some “application” questions. Space did not allow it and so the idea got shelved. But your comment brings it to mind and reminds me I should answer Paul’s “local application” questions and put it up on the out of bounds church blog (www.outofboundschurch.org) as one of the DVD extras.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Comment by steve — August 4, 2005 @ 3:03 pm

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