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Artfully Teaching the Faith


Do You Want Answers to Your Questions?

  • Why did Leonardo change the Madonna of the Rocks?
  • What hidden symbolism can be found in his Last Supper?
  • Why did Raphael put two additional people in his Transfiguration?
  • Who did Michelangelo hide within his Last Judgement and how did he use it to make fun of a Catholic cardinal?
  • How did Henry Ossawa Tanner change Fra Angelico's 'Annunciation' and WHY did he do it?

Discover the Christian symbols visually embedded in seventeen pieces of great artwork! Seventeen short, clear discussions of works like:

In each case, the clear, concise commentary illuminates what the artists were trying to portray, the incredible Christian secrets lost to the twenty-first century viewer. Quickly gain an appreciation and an appetite for teaching the Faith in the most beautiful way possible, using beauty itself!

ISBN 0-9718128-7-X, 64 pages, 8.5x5.5, saddle-stitch.

Click the links above to see the artwork



About the Author

Steve Kellmeyer has an MA Catholic Theology, Franciscan University. He has been:
  • an advisor to Nebraska Catholic Conference of Bishops’ Pro-Life Conference under Greg Schleppenbach and as a consultant for both Apostolate for Family Consecration and for and for Catholics United for the Faith,
  • a RCIA parish director in both Nebraska and Texas, 
  • co-host on the popular SoundBites radio program for Guadalupe Radio Network in Dallas,
  • author for articles in Catholic magazines This Rock, Lay Witness, Envoy, Homiletics and Pastoral Review, and Social Justice Review,
  • Associate Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Diocese of Peoria,
  • Adjunct Professor teaching Funeral Service History at Dallas Institute of Funeral Services and Mid-America College,
  • Adjunct Professor teaching World Religions for Dallas County Community College, Argosy University and Art Institute of Dallas.
His works have been endorsed by Al Kresta, Mark Shea, Patrick Madrid, Marcus Grodi, Fr. Peter Stravinskas, Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Peter Kreeft, and Bishop Kevin Vann.

Book reviews

"We're midway through the second week of our school year and are using Artfully Teaching the Faith, alternating it with hands-on art instruction. This was the first week using Artfully Teaching the Faith, and wow! We covered "The Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo, and I got a lesson on the symbolism Michelangelo used in that fresco! This was an inexpensive book (artwork itself is not included, but there are links to them), and based on what I've seen of it, I recommend it. I intend to use it throughout our homeschooling years." Moderator of the Ora Et Labora Catholic homeschooling forum


I am a junior in the theology program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, formerly in the Catechetics program... I have your book Artfully Teaching the Faith and I absolutely love it! - Gretchen Klein

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 April, 2013.

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