Cathedrals Built By The Masons, represents the culmination of more than 50 years of researching and photographing the great cathedrals by Right Worshipful Brother Russell Herner, PDDGM from the 16th Masonic District. Through well-researched text, as well as drawings and color photography, this book captures the magnificence of European cathedrals, and the brilliance of the Master Builders and craftsmen who designed and built them. Cathedral building is a fusion of man’s greatest accomplishments in the arts, sciences, and humanities over the centuries. More than 250 photos and drawings capture the quality and craftsmanship built into these stunning structures created to replicate God’s house or heaven on Earth. Color photos illustrate the gorgeous naves, detailed fan-vaulted ceilings, beautiful stained-glass windows, flying buttresses and 650-year-old parchment drawings of the cathedrals. This book will enable the reader to discover the origin of Gothic architecture, see how Gothic cathedrals were built using primitive tools and learn about the development of Freemasonry and its direct descent from the stonemasons of the Middle Ages. Enjoy 30 cathedral tours and acquire a few Masonic secrets of the stonemasons. By providing insight into the operative trade of the stonemasons, “Cathedrals Built By the Masons” enables a Freemason to hone a better understanding of his speculative Craft. Visit www.schifferbooks.com to obtain a copy.