The Artisan Soul

Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art

The Artisan Soul

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

A Boy from Wollochet

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

The Arts as Witness in Multifaith Contexts

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.

Simple Abundance

365 Days to a Balanced and Joyful Life

Simple Abundance

In times of crisis, countless women have turned to Simple Abundance for comfort and joy -- and now this mega-bestselling guide is updated and expanded for everyone who loved the original book, as well as a new generation that needs it now more than ever. First published in 1995, Simple Abundance topped the New York Times Bestseller list for over two years and is responsible for introducing two hugely popular concepts -- the "Gratitude Journal" and the term "Authentic Self." With daily inspirational meditations and reflections, the Simple Abundance phenomenon became a touchstone for a generation of women, helping them to reclaim their true selves, find balance during life's busiest moments, and rediscover what makes them truly happy. Simple Abundance's powerful messages are needed now more than ever, as we navigate the discord and stress instigated by a constant stream of "breaking news" cycles, and our 24/7 social media culture. Sarah Ban Breathnach has refreshed her bestselling phenomenon to address the needs of a new generation, with her signature candor, wit, and wisdom that made her a trusted and compassionate confidant for millions of women. A perennial classic whose time has come again, Sarah's work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures, and well-spent moments and reminds us how to find the beauty in the everyday.

Poets and Saints

Eternal Insight. Extravagant Love. Ordinary People.

Poets and Saints

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

Living Loved

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.

Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture

The Second-Century Church Amid the Spaces of Empire

Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture

Laura Nasrallah argues that early Christian literature is best understood when read alongside the archaeological remains of Roman antiquity.