Recommended Reads: The Artisan Soul
Recommended Reads: The Artisan Soul By Erwin Raphae McManus
Book Description (Amazon):
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.
Reader Review: Kaylee Richards
Okay. This book is the epitome of what Salt is all about. God us our ultimate creator and as artists, as humans, we create in His honor.
He has equipped each of us with special talents and abilities to create an endless number of things.
Erwin Raphae McManus, of Mosaic Church in Los Angeles, writes about the artist’s experience alongside a walk with the Lord. How He speaks to artists and fuels them with inspiration and creativity.
Being a creative in a religious world does not always seem easy. There are moments when we may ask ourselves “Am I less of a Christian because Jane is moving to Africa to dedicate her life to serving the Lord while I choose to chanel my love and creativity for the Lord through ceramics or painting or singing?” The answer is NO! These are all talents and abilities given to us from the Lord that we can glorify Him through by living into them!
I highly recommend “The Artisan Soul” for anyone and ESPECIALLY artists. It is full of beautiful thoughts and truly inspiring words.
After reading this book you will have a better understanding for yourself, the Lord, your craft, and community.