As Holy Thursday draws near, Dad asked the library to reserve Ross King's Leonardo and the Last Supper, which he learned about from a blurb on the back of Dianne Hales' Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered.
Tracing the the painting's story from Leonardo's patron Ludovico to its recent restoration, the book describes da Vinci's painstaking attention to portraying those gathered at table with Jesus.
Filled with fascinating facts about the Apostles and Leonardo, this book is must for any art lover, and for anyone who wants to know more about this iconic work of art and the last supper it depicts.
Dad continues to rely on Brother David Steindl-Rast's Essential Writings. The back cover says it all: "... monastic wisdom meets the spiritual questions and hungers of our age."