Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Inside the Vatican [Paperback]

By Bart McDowell & James L. Stanfield (Photographer)
Our Price $ 16.96  
Retail Value $ 19.95  
You Save $ 2.99  (15%)  
Item Number 416154  
Buy New $16.96
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   255
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Weight:   2.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 17, 2009
Publisher   National Geographic
ISBN  1426204507  
EAN  9781426204500  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
National Geographic photographer Jim Stanfield spent almost a year photographing nearly every corner of the Vatican which is the center of the Roman Catholic Church as well as the world's smallest country. He and author Bart McDowell provide readers with an exclusive inside peek into the history of this 108.7 acre enclave, from the first St. Peter's, built in the fourth century, through the amazing reign of Pope John Paul II. Includes 170 color photographs; trade paperback.

Publishers Description
For almost a year, veteran National Geographic photographer Jim Stanfield captured nearly every corner of the Vatican, both the world's smallest country and the center of the Roman Catholic Church. Along with author Bart McDowell, he provides an insider's view into the history of this 108.7-acre enclave, from the first St. Peter's, built in the fourth century, through the amazing reign of Pope John Paul II, and beyond. Rarely seen areas of the complex, such as the Pope's personal quarters and the world-renowned libraries, and up-close views of the stunning and priceless art and architecture provide an unrivaled insider's look into this amazing nation.
In this revised trade paperback edition, "Washington Post" writer Howard Schneider brings the story of the Vatican up-to-date, including the death and funeral of Pope John Paul II and the selection and ordination of Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict XVI's recent trip to the United States is also documented in poignant words and images.

Buy Inside the Vatican by Bart McDowell & James L. Stanfield from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9781426204500 & 1426204507

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Inside the Vatican by Bart McDowell & James L. Stanfield today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Bart McDowell & James L. Stanfield

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bart McDowell a Texan by birth, covered topics ranging from Japan to the Aztecs during his 32 years with National Geographic Magazine.
James Stanfield is a National Geographic Society photographer. He has four times been named Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers Association."

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Accessories > Journals > General   [2308  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Religious   [658  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography > Photojournalism   [743  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > General   [5549  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > Roman Catholicism   [2524  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism   [0  similar products]

Similar Products
Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter
Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
Item: 37180

Reviews - What do our customers think?
very nice read  Jun 29, 2008
I bought the book because I am interested in Italian Renaissance art. In this aspect it is a little bit disappointing. There should be far more interesting art objects than is covered. It was very nice to read about the history of the Vatican, to get a feeling for every day life in the Vatican. The knowledge in this book is important to better understand the position of art in relation to the ruling popes during the Renaissance.
I very much liked the photo's. They show the real craftmanship of James Stanfield. The three star rating is because the description seems to promise more about the Renaissance art than is given.
The Vatican on your coffee table  Apr 29, 2008
Having been to the Vatican in person, I know how hard it is to take (good) pictures of all the things there. The Vatican city with its myriad of art collections, museum, and antiquity-filled storerooms has something for everyone who likes art or history.
This book does a great job of capturing the feeling of the city, and hits every major masterpiece in the place. Unfortunately, there are some masterpieces that could have used more explanation or exploration, in particular, "La Pieta," and "The Last Judgement." This, for me, warranted the loss of a "perfect" score. Both of these works have a fascinating history, and tell volumes about the artist (Michaelangelo) himself.
If you can't make it to the Vatican yourself, this book is the next best thing.
Honestly! I expected more "inside" info or pictures.  Jan 15, 2008
Well, I guess part of the problem is that I expected to see more of the "inside" information and pictures in this book. It is more of a picture book with a few notations and some small feature type articles, but nothing really mind-blowing. I thought there would be more pictures of the "never before seen", but it was not meant to be.

Still, it does have beautiful pictures of the Holy See. Not a total loss, it is very aesthetically pleasing.
FABULOUS!  Sep 2, 2007
Absolutely gorgeous and chock full of fascinating information written from a very personal perspective. Well done.
All I Expected, and More  Jun 8, 2007
This is a lovely book. The pictures are beautiful and there were lots of them. But it is not just a picture book- it is full of information about The Vatican that I had never heard before. I didn't know that there were pinball machines and kiddie pools there-- for the families who live and work there. I thought that was an interesting facet of life behind Vatican walls. I especially liked the maps- they gave me a greater sense of how big Vatican City really is. The book certainly captures the granduer and splendor of this wonderful place.

Write your own review about Inside the Vatican

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support