06 February 2015

Photograph God: Creating a Spiritual Blog of Your Life - Praise for the Book

Photograph God is one of art’s most complete and compelling integrations of the sacred and profane.  It reads like a swift and soulful breeze. I love every 'byte' of it." - Dr. Shaun McNiff, author of Earth Angels: Engaging the Sacred in Everyday Things and University Professor, Lesley University, Cambridge

“Mel Alexenberg offers a scintillating experiment in creativity.  His work is an invitation to deepen your spiritual sensibilities as you extend your imagination." - Jan Phillips, author of God Is at Eye Level: Photography as a Healing Art
"Thinks brilliantly outside the box.  It crisscrosses disciplines, from science to technology to philosophy and mysticism to art as both historical and creative phenomena.  This is one of those books that other thinkers will wish they had somehow thought about how to write, and to which readers of diverse sorts will simply respond by saying: wow!” - Dr. Ori Z. Soltes, author of Tradition and Transformation, Professorial Lecturer, Georgetown University, and former Director, National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC

Photograph God strikes a balance between Kabbalah and contemporary culture. It is literate, wise, and easily accessible.  A serious contribution to contemporary neo-kabbalah.” - Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author of God Was in This Place & I, i Did Not Know: Finding Self, Spirituality and Ultimate Meaning and Kabbalah: A Love Story

“In an original way, he invites us to connect the networked world of Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, WhatsApp and Blogspot, with the concept of the unseen God." - Dr. Yael Eylat Van-Essen, author of Digital Culture: Virtuality, Society and Information, teaches new media at Tel Aviv University and Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

Photograph God is a mystical computer program for spiritual seeing.  It is a great project to make art a conduit for the Divine." - Rabbi Dr. Shimon Cowen, Director, Institute for Judaism and Civilization, Victoria, Australia

“There are many parallels in Christian thought and deed that should allow this excellent book to resonate with many people of faith.  A program for photographers to weave faith into their art.” - Bob Weil is co-author of The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone

Photograph God gives us an amazing perspective on our own existence, especially in the age of the interconnected iPhone culture.” - Prof. Michael Bielicky, Head of Department of Digital Media/Postdigital Narratives, University of Art and Design/ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

“Alexenberg proposes that text and image—something as simple as photos taken with a smart phone, and multiplied in their resonance by the Internet—can be a consciousness raising tool." - Peter Samis, co-author of Creating the Visitor-centered Museum and Associate Curator, Interpretation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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