The author journeys through Rome, following biblical events and themes in works of art: from Genesis in the Sistine Chapel, through Incarnation in the Pantheon and Resurrection in Michaelangelo's Last Judgement. She touches on many themes in her journey, including violence and power (at the Colosseum), social injustice (at St. Mary Major) and motherhood (at the icon of Our Lady in Perpetual Succour).
Tina Beattie is married with four children. After taking a degree in Theology and Bristol University, she moved on to study for a PhD on 'Images of Mary.' She is Lecturer in Christian Studies at the University of Surrey, Roehampton.