The Book Will be Out Soon

Scroll down to read pre-publication reviews of the book by Jewish and Christian spiritual leaders and experts in digital culture from five continents. The colorful photographs in each blog post are selected from among the fifty photographs in the book that illustrate the text.


Through a Bible Lens speaks to millennials in the language of today's digital culture of smartphones and social media. It demonstrates to both young and old the most up-to-date thoughts on the interactions between The Bible and the impact of new technologies on contemporary life. Christians and Jews should buy this book for themselves as well as for their children and grandchildren.

FREE eBOOK: EvANGELical CyberANGELs Ascending from the Land of Israel

This eBook will give you a taste of Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media in advance of its release by HarperCollins Christian Publishing in January. Send your request for the book to the author melalexenberg@yahoo.com with your name and e-mail. Write FREE BOOK on subject line.


Friday, October 5, 2018

Launching Cyberangels from Jerusalem in Israel to JerUSAlems in USA and Launching "Through a Bible Lens" book


“He [Jacob] had a vision in a dream. A ladder was standing on the ground, its top reaching up towards heaven as Divine angels were going up and down on it.” (Genesis 28:12)


The artwork above “Angels Ascending from the Land of Israel” is in the collection of The Israel Museum in Jerusalem. I created it at a graphics center affiliated with the museum.  It  shows digitized Rembrandt angels going up from a NASA satellite image of the Land of Israel.  

These cyberangels will be animated and fly via digital technologies from Jerusalem in Israel into art museums in the twelve US states having places named JerUSAlem. This digital art event will be a contemporary realization of the biblical commentary that angels go up on Jacob’s ladder from the Land of Israel and come down throughout the world.

I am working with students at Emunah College School of the Arts in Jerusalem to create videos of everyday life in Israel from which the cyberangels will emerge.  Now that the US Embassy is in Jerusalem, I propose an exhibition of photographs of the 20 JerUSAlems in USA with a documentation of the cyberangels' flight into museums in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont. See http://Jerusalem-USA.blogspot.com

The cyberangel launching events from the capital of Israel will correspond with the launching of my book Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media.  Scroll down for descriptions of some of my earlier cyberangel events: “Cyberangels Circle the Globe via AT&T Satellites” seen by millions, and The New York Times article “Artist’s Angel to Fly by Computer.” 
 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Free eBook: EvANGELical CyberANGELs Ascending from the Land of Israel



SEND FOR YOUR FREE eBOOK
EvANGELical CyberANGELs Ascending from the Land of Israel

Send your request for the book to the author melalexenberg@yahoo.com
with your name and email.  Write 'free book' on subject line.

This eBook will give you a taste of Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media in advance of its release by HarperCollins Christian Publishing in January.

The image above from the eBook cover is an artwork in the collection of The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.  The free e-book is illustrated by cyberangel artworks from digitized Rembrandt angel images.  They were created by the author, an artist whose artworks are in the collections of museums worldwide, research fellow at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and former art professor at Columbia University and universities in Israel.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

"Compelling Integration of the Sacred and Profane" From author of "Earth Angels: Engaging the Sacred in Everyday Things"



“The most recent, and arguably one of art’s most complete and compelling integrations of the sacred and profane.  Mel Alexenberg shows the way to the divine via digital imagery and heightened perception of its presence in the moving face of every person, place, and thing. The book is packed with wisdom and learning about Talmudic tradition, creative expression, and cyberangels. 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 Imagination in Action: Secrets for Unleashing Creative Expression; university professor of Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Monday, September 17, 2018

TV Interview of Author of "Through the Bible Lens"


See the interview about my book "Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media" aired on May 7, 2018 on the Israel Now News program on the DayStar Television Network that reaches 35 million viewers. I was interviewed by Josh Reinstein, Director of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, on a Jerusalem rooftop studio.

"Intellectually exciting book" From Oral Roberts University Head of Art Education




“An intellectually exciting book that stimulates the sensory palate.  Drawing from the Kabbalah and Hebrew traditions, Dr. Alexenberg shares in-depth, meaningful insights about encountering God in the creative process through photography.  Using photography as the vehicle, we are guided, one idea at a time, to an understanding of what the author means by, ’looking up, looking out, and looking inward.’”  
- T. Mandel Chenoweth, head of the Art Education Department, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

"Thinks brilliantly outside the box" From Georgetown University Professor of Theology and Fine Arts



“For those of us familiar with the diverse and exhilarating work of Mel Alexenberg as an artist, educator and profound thinker, this latest book offers precisely the four things we would expect. The narrative thinks brilliantly outside the box. It synthesizes the realm of the abstruse and transcendent with the realm of the concrete and immanent. It crisscrosses disciplines, from science and technology to philosophy and mysticism to art as both historical and creative phenomena. Finally, the entirety is managed in a style both accessible and inviting. Those with prior knowledge of any or all of the disciplines from which Alexenberg draws will smile again and again in affirmation, and those entering without prior knowledge will be thrilled to understand things that they thought might be beyond them. 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: Three Millennia of Jewish Art and Architecture; professorial lecturer of Theology and Fine Arts, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Friday, August 31, 2018

"Unique and fascinating book" From author of 'The New Christian Zionism' and Professor of Divinity



“Who would have thought that there would be a way to connect smartphones to the ancient world of the Bible?  Professor Alexenberg has the expertise and experience to do so.  This is a unique and fascinating book.”                                                                    
- Dr. Gerald R. McDermott, author of Israel Matters: Why Christians Must Think Differently about the People and the Land and The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel and the Land; Anglican professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

Launching Cyberangels from Jerusalem in Israel to JerUSAlems in USA and Launching "Through a Bible Lens" book

“He [Jacob] had a vision in a dream. A ladder was standing on the ground, its top reaching up towards heaven as Divine angels were going u...