From the Jacket:
Focusing On Over Seventy five churches of Northern New Mexico, this definitive guidebook introduces the reader to the hidden history contained in this rural area. The region is divided into seven tour areas with an introduction to each area, a map, and a suggested starting point for a self-guided tour. An overview of church history, construction and renovation, and celebrations are featured as well as interesting information on the villages and people who had an impact on the churches.
Ms. Cash provides a guidebook which includes remote areas that are not always visited by tourists. The book is also accessible, through Jack Parsons's sensitive photography of the churches' exteriors, to those who may want to see the architecture of the buildings and feel the strength that exudes from them.
From the Back Cover:
Visit these churches and experience the song of the people of the land. This attractive guidebook introduces the reader to the hidden history of rural northern New Mexico, its churches, and the continued faith of the parishioners which keeps the churches alive. This comprehensive guide:
- divides the region into seven tour areas with an introduction and map to each area and a starting point for a self-guided tour.
- presents over seventy-five churches with an exquisite photograph of each church, and information on its history, construction and renovation, and celebrations.
- includes notes on church etiquette and an appendix listing additional churches of northern New Mexico.