A book to be treasured as much for its visual delight— jewel-like images enhanced by gilded-edged pages—as its life-affirming words.
“A great way to practice self-love, and the perfect gift for someone going through struggle”—Ann Loynd Burton, Quest
“A reminder of what is precious and eternal in our common culture of life”—David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist and author of The New York Times best-sellers The Director and Body of Lies
“It beautifully proclaims her belief in a universal humanity”—Dr Julian Raby, Former Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
“Pleases the eye, stimulates the mind, and soothes the spirit”—Dr Massumeh Farhad, Chief Curator, Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian Institution
“Our hearts are filled with sincere gratitude for this absolutely amazing book gift — what a cherished and sacred sharing with our families”—Meaghann Shaw Weaver, MD, MPH, FAAP, Chief, Division of Pediatric Palliative Care, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Dodge City
“If you are heartbroken, remorseful, furious at someone, or just plain down on your luck, this book is for you”—John Gizzi, Newsmax
“Really comforting and very beautiful”—Shruti Goel, Senior Services, Sibley Memorial Hospital
”Transcends cultures and borders to remind us all of the power of love, healing, and forgiveness”—Josette Sheeran, President and CEO, Asia Society
The 37 timeless reflections in this book have survived through space and time, offering inspiration. Love and Wisdom is a heartening, emotive and enchanting book, a wonderful gift that will bring comfort and hope. This exceptional, beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a spiritual journey through the heart of love and wisdom to discover uplifting inspirational quotes that are as relevant today as they were centuries ago. These are all framed by an extraordinary combination of exquisite sixteenth century art from the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer|Sackler Gallery, and stunning contemporary images of the heavens, many from National Geographic Creative.
Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave has built a reputation as a photojournalist, author, poet, and philanthropist. Her photographs have appeared on the covers of internationally renowned publications, such as Newsweek and Paris Match. She is the co-author of Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan (2001), and the author of Healing Light: Thirty Messages of Love, Hope, and Courage (2005); Heavenly Order: Twenty Five Meditations of Wisdom and Harmony (2008); Beloved Spirit: Pathways to Love, Grace, and Mercy (2011), and To Catch A Thought: 50 Reflections for the Heart (2014). Mrs. de Borchgrave founded the non-profit organization, the Light of Healing Hope Foundation, in 2010 with the mission of giving books as gifts to hospitals and hospices to bring comfort and healing to those in need.