The Artisan Soul

Author: Erwin Raphael McManus
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062270281
Size: 54.86 MB
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In The Artisan Soul, Erwin Raphael McManus, author, thought leader, and founder of MOSAIC in Los Angeles, pens a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance. McManus not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art. There are no shortcuts to quality, and McManus celebrates the spiritual process that can help us discover our true selves. McManus demonstrates that we all carry within us the essence of an artist. We all need to create, to be a part of a process that brings to the world something beautiful, good, and true, in order to allow our souls to come to life. It's not only the quality of the ingredients we use to build our lives that matter, but the care we bring to the process itself. Just like baking artisan bread, it's a process that's crafted over time. And God has something to say about how we craft our lives. With poignant, inspirational stories and insights from art, life, history, and scripture interspersed throughout, McManus walks readers through the process of crafting a life of beauty and wonder.

A Boy From Wollochet

Author: N. Todd Riggs
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512779083
Size: 23.30 MB
Format: PDF
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This is a story about a boy who was raised in the Pacific Northwest who had a childhood that was filled with experiences that could best be characterized as extraordinary. It tells of the childhood memories of a boy who was raised on the waters of Puget Sound, on Wollochet Bay, and whose parents were professional ice skaters. He spent many winters on the summit of Snoqualmie Pass at an incredible place known as Alpental. It tells of his childhood, and of coming of age. Todd tells of his early encounters with God and his coming to faith. A Boy From Wollochet is a powerful memoir of what can happen when a boy encounters the Living God. Through each and every encounter that is penned in these pages, the reader will follow the author, as God pursued him, through the great triumphs and the deep tragedies of his early life. This book is about a love affair between a boy and his God, and what happened when he experienced the miraculous. It is a testimony of a boy who fell in love with the man named Jesus of Nazareth, after his experiences of being saved from certain death. In these pages, be prepared to read about a relationship between father and son, the tragedy of terminal illness, and the power of faith, hope and reconciliation.

The Arts As Witness In Multifaith Contexts

Author: Roberta R. King
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830857966
Size: 66.77 MB
Format: PDF
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In search of holistic Christian witness, we must cultivate new approaches for integrating the arts into mission praxis. Written by missiologists, art critics, ethnodoxologists, and theologians from around the world, these essays present historical and contemporary case studies while calling Christians to understand the power of art for expressing cultural and religious identity, opening spaces for transformative encounters, and resisting injustice.

Poets And Saints

Author: Jamie George
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 078141444X
Size: 13.42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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One of the most beautiful ways to know God better is to learn from those who served Him in other times and cultures. The poets and saints of Christian history were imperfect, yet they offer wisdom across the centuries that is as powerful today as it was to their contemporaries. In Poets and Saints, Jamie George takes readers from a pub in Oxford, to a cathedral in the Italian hills, to a rooftop in Switzerland, and beyond as he offers insight into the minds and hearts of Christians such as John Newton, C. S. Lewis, and Saint Therese.

Living Loved

Author: Melissa Perez
ISBN: 1365923207
Size: 57.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Gospel is the good news that God is not found far off in the distance, but that God is Emmanuel, OGod with usO. It is the unveiling of the image and likeness of our Maker still beautifully intact in every one of us including the broken, the poor, and forgotten. It is the truth that we all belong and are each the dwelling place of the Divine. Living Loved is a letter written to all those who yearn for more than religious or OrightO living, but who desire to live loved and in rhythm with the melody of Love; which beautifully flows and sustains all of creation. We are meant to live not just ObelievingO that God loveOs us, but daily experiencing the width, length, depth and height of that love. May the words in this book lead you to a greater awareness of the God that is with you, for you, and whose love for you never waivers.

Life Creative

Author: Wendy Speake
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825444101
Size: 15.87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A celebration of motherhood, creativity, and the faith that binds them In our Pinterest age of handcrafted children's parties, artistic Instagram photos, tutorials for renovating old furniture into new treasures, and blogs filled with poetry, prose, and other creative expression, it is clear that a brand-new generation of creative women is rising up. It is a renaissance born not in Italian cathedrals or Harlem jazz clubs but in kitchens and nurseries and living rooms around the world. But when Christian women become mothers, they often feel expected to lay down their creative pursuits in order to properly parent. Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart know that struggle. While they acknowledge that some seasons of mothering require setting artistic pursuits aside, they also argue that these seasons don't have to last until empty nest time. Instead, mothers with creative gifts are called to actively use them in order to bless their families, their communities, and everyone they encounter. Inspiring and encouraging, Life Creative celebrates the ways mothers can live their art in the midst of their mothering. They tell the stories of women such as author and speaker Angie Smith, recording artist Ellie Holcomb, and jewelry designer Lisa Leonard who do just that. By following God's leading to embrace His gifts, renaissance moms can model the joy of obedience for their families.

Christian Responses To Roman Art And Architecture

Author: Laura Salah Nasrallah
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521766524
Size: 22.73 MB
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Laura Nasrallah argues that early Christian literature is best understood when read alongside the archaeological remains of Roman antiquity.

Crafting Mexico

Author: Rick Anthony López
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Size: 44.77 MB
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Examines the role of the vernacular arts in Mexico's transformation from a regionally and culturally fragmented country into a modern nation-state with an inclusive and compelling national identity.


Author: Romesh Thapar
Size: 23.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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