Miller Library Displays Modern Martyrs Exhibit

Miller Library has a new display of books on martyrs in today’s world. Perhaps you have only heard of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, but today’s mission field has countless stories of those who sacrifice their lives for Christ and the Gospel.

While at the library, be sure to view the powerful martyr paintings on display. Missionary and artist, Jeffrey Hakes, has entrusted his latest series of oil paintings to Miller Library for display this year. All 12 large paintings in the series (some seven feet in size) depict real life Christian martyrs. Some of the painting are modern and others historical. For example, a few Hakes’ painting are interpretations of stories from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.

The painting shown is entitled, “Buried Treasure.” It depicts a story from a 16th century village where it was forbidden to own or read from the Bible, and punishable by death. This painting, along with four others, is now on display on both floors of Miller Library.

We welcome you to view these paintings, read the stories and be challenged in your Christian life and witness.

For more information and to check out a book today visit Miller Library.

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About Eric

Eric Bradley is a academic librarian. He does not moonlight as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter or Los Angeles studio singer, although may be seen playing French Horn in a community band or adding another tune book to his hymnal collection.
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