Vincent van Gogh was far more than the tortured artist of popular
sentiment. In The Shoes of Van Gogh: A Spiritual and Artistic Journey to
the Ordinary, Cliff Edwards (with reflections by Henri Nouwen) shows the
more complex man--a spiritual guide of sorts who wrote about his
"innate love for the church and everything connected with it."
Van Gogh hoped to preach the gospel to the poor; failing that, he took
up his paintbrush and painted those the rest of the world had forgotten.