Legacy of Worship
by Margaret Hryniuk
A stunning full-colour coffee-table celebration of the places people have made to worship in this province, and the stories of those who made them.
This highly-anticipated companion volume to the best-selling Legacy of Stone: Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings combines brilliant colour images of the buildings people worship in with the fascinating stories of those places and people. Legacy of Worship profiles over 60 rural churches, representing 15 spiritual denominations.
The writer/photographer team that brought you the award-winning Legacy of Stone has scoured the province for sacred places that illustrate the finest of Saskatchewan's art and design. Rural religious gathering places often display the work of folk artists and craftspeople, as well as that of professional artists and architects; they are the last repository of primitive art and such crafts as weaving, metal-smithing, needlework and furniture making.
This book presents sacred places that illustrate how beauty in any form inspires and nurtures the soul. They demonstrate the universal, eternal need for art and beauty, and the importance of valuing and protecting the religious heritage so important to our identity and our proud place in Canada.
"A wonderful coffee-table book about how spirituality has been expressed in both historic and moern structures in Saskatchewan. Well-researched and illustrated, the simple task of documenting old and abandoned places of worship reveals much about the history of our country and how faith shapes community. A beautiful, meticulously researched and written book that underlines the importance of religion in the patterns of development and settlement in Saskatchewan. The writing is clear and informative; it makes the exploration of sacred places in rural Saskatchewan fascinating even for the resolutely secular reader." - Judges, Saskatchewan Book Awards
*Coteau Books has made Legacy of Worship available in alternate formats in cooperation with NNELS.