Item description for Co-Creators with God: Creative Strategies for Faith Formation by Bernadette T. Stankard...
Overview A great resource for DREs, principals, catechists, teachers, parents, and anyone who feels the need to develop their creative gifts! This refreshing and appealing resource for catechists will help them reawaken and strengthen their creativity. It will give them ways to once again trust their own creative gifts and to use them more often, and best of all it will help them look at God and those they teach in new and exciting ways. Using anecdotes, practical advice, and theological insights, Stankard talks about obstacles to creativity, creativity and faith formation, creativity in the spiritual life, transformation, the journey to wholeness, and sharing in God's creation. She invites readers to reflect carefully on the ideas, examples, and questions she offers and to experience the "creativity" exercises, which can lead to gentle but powerful changes in their spiritual lives.
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Studio: Twenty-Third Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.65" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN 1585955841 ISBN13 9781585955848
Availability 0 units.
More About Bernadette T. Stankard
Bernadette Stankard has been in ministry for over thirty years and has written for numerous secular and Catholic newspapers. She has been using the multiple intelligence approach in the classroom for over the past ten years. She is the author of
Bernadette T. Stankard currently resides in Overland Park, in the state of Kansas.
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Creativity Demystified Jun 11, 2007
I find Bernadette Stankard's style very relaxing and simple, especially when dealing with a serious subject such as this which relates to God. In "Co-Creators with God", creativity has been demystified and we discover the fact that we as human beings have at our disposal the gift of creativity. A gift which we often under utilize and yet which is essential to our faith formation.
Stankard is in some way telling us to abandon or throw away the measuring tape mentality whereby individuals limit their thinking to what they have been told and how they have "always done things" - not to what they are truly capable of. She is saying there are no boundaries or boarders to creativity. That is the attitude we should have in these difficult and troubled days.
I appreciated the fact that the "Something to Think About" columns have been included in the book as they not only let us reflect and think, but also challenge us to contemplate and cogitate on crucial and essential issues that are at stake in the world in which we live. These columns bring the book to the reader, includes him or her in the reading process and takes them on a real journey with the author.
Stankard hooks the reader and takes them with, without using a bait as it were. By the time you finish her book, one is totally and properly involved and itching to practice what it advocates and advises. The examples used are practical and ideal to relate to ones quest to translate and transform their faith life, thereby bringing them closer to God than ever before.
What a pleasant book to read and have in ones personal library. I strongly urge and recommend that bible schools and pastoral/religious colleges utilize and take advantage of this exceptionally well written book. I also encourage its dissemination throughout the developing world where there is immense thirst for creativity to tackle the numerous problems facing many countries.
There it is, people, go ahead and be creative since you are indeed, co-creators with God.