Images of Faith: Reflections Inspired by Lilias Trotter (Volume 1), written by biographer Miriam Rockness, goes beyond the biographical facts of Lilias’s life to ponder the deeper meaning of her life. Miriam—who has lived and breathed and absorbed the world and mindset of Lilias for the past thirty years—shares her own reflections inspired by the words and life of Lilias. Glimpses into Trotter’s unpublished diaries provide a rare inside view of the ordinary moments of life revealed within those pages and the context in which Lilias’s spiritual insight was forged. Lavishly illustrated with watercolors from the brush of Lilias, Images is a wonderful read for Lilias admirers and a compelling introduction for those who have not yet made her acquaintance.
Lilias Trotter … spent a lifetime using her artistic gifts to reveal the presence of God that she found everywhere … gloriously made known in the beauty of creation as well as in the lives of the people around her. In Images of Faith, Miriam Rockness invites us to learn this art of seeing, so that we are able, as C. S. Lewis declared, “to attend … to come awake … still more, to remain awake” to the reality of God’s presence in our own lives. This is an invitation well worth accepting. —Marjorie Lamp Mead Interim Director, the Marion E. Wade Center Wheaton College