Item description for Finding Divine Inspiration: Working with the Holy Spirit in Your Creativity by J. Scott McElroy...
Overview God will speak to humanity in as many ways as His people are willing to hear. If you are willing, there are ways to convey God's word that you may have never imagined. Listen beyond the ordinary, and you will express the extraordinary!
God wants to infuse a transforming wave of divinely inspired creativity into the culture and the church through His willing partners. Finding Divine Inspiration is full of practical steps and exciting biblical, historical, and current examples to help you collaborate with the Great Creator in your life and work.
Includes exclusive interviews with:
* Thomas Blackshear, Painter, "Forgiven" * Dan Haseltine, Jars of Clay * Peter Furler, Newsboys * Buzz McLaughlin, Writer/Producer, Theater and Film * And others!
God wants to include you in an amazing creative collaboration to bring His messages to the world in unique ways-unleashing your true creative potential!
Publishers Description God wants to infuse a transforming wave of divinely inspired creativity into the culture and the church through His willing partners. Finding Divine Inspiration is full of practical steps and exciting biblical, historical, and current examples to help you collaborate with The Great Creator in your life and work. Includes exclusive interviews with: ??? Thomas Blackshear, Painter "Forgiven" ??? Dan Haseltine, Jars of Clay ??? Peter Furler, Newsboys ??? Buzz McLauglin, Writer/Producer, Theater and Film ??? And others God wants to include you in an amazing creative collaboration to bring His messages to the world in unique ways???unleashing your true creative potential
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Studio: Destiny Image
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2008
Publisher Destiny Image
ISBN 0768427029 ISBN13 9780768427028
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More About J. Scott McElroy
J. Scott McElroy is a writer, arts advocate, and artist. He's the author of Creative Church Handbook: Releasing the Power of the Arts in Your Congregation (IVP) and Finding Divine Inspiration (Destiny Image), and the director of The New Renaissance Arts Movement (TheNewR.org). He lives in Indianapolis with his wife Danielle and son Kaia, and blogs at JScottMcElroy.com.
Reviews - What do customers think about Finding Divine Inspiration?
Great book! Jan 30, 2010
This book is a great read! It is very informative about how to use your creativity for the purpose of the Lord! I recommend this book to any artist.
Radical Perspective Jan 11, 2010
McElroy offers an incredibly radical perspective on creativity. This is a great book for any creative soul who desires to know more about how they can co-create with the Creator in ways that they may never have thought of before. Highly recommended.
A Whole Chorus of Inspiration Dec 6, 2009
In this book, J. Scott McElroy has orchestrated a symphony of artists who listen to God. It's an honor to read the struggles, fears, epiphanies, and scriptures quoted by other Christ-followers who share this artistic journey. Together their voices celebrate how the Inventor of Beauty and Creator of Meaning actually wants to collaborate with his children in artistic endeavors. McElroy takes the reader deep into the reasons and implications of this delightful truth, and he recommends some outstanding ways to pursue spiritual collaboration with God in the artist's personal development.
God's interest and involvement in the arts is not a subject often heard from the pulpit, a fact which is more outrageous when you realize the ground Christians need to recover after collectively turning our backs on the art scene for so long and relinquishing our creative influence and responsibility. But there is a New Renaissance rising, and McElroy's message is stirring in the hearts of artists everywhere. I highly recommend this book for anyone who longs to experience God's amazing direction and inspiration within the mystery of the creative process.
An Excellent Handbook for doing anything! Dec 26, 2008
Steven Spielberg once remarked in an interview on Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" on the importance of listening, whether it be to other actors, or people "above" or "below" you. Spielberg quoted the scripture to host James Lipton, "..Hear O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord..."
J. Scott McElroy urges the reader to consider that such "listening" is a fruitful and worthy pursuit.
You may or may not even be looking for divine inspiration, or may not even care whether it exists or not. But if you are working towards something, toward a goal of some sort, whether you believe it to be creative or not, this book is for you. McElroy lays out a framework (staying clear of boring, one size fits all step by step methodology!)to "clear the canvas" prior to your pursuit.
The book explores ideas, that often times the church has been guilty of ignoring, and that the agnostic or non-thestic world wrongly belives it has the corner on. Reconciliation of this duality is an area that McElroy treads comfortably.
These observations challenge artists of any media, to go past their visible spheres, thus causing the reader to consider their work may have purpose, meaning and effect, far beyond what you may have considered at the time. McElroy's premise is simple yet extraordinary, develop a pattern of inviting Divine involvement, then act. The results , unpredictable though they may be, will invariably cause deep growth in your life.
Whether you believe in the possibility of external inspiration or not, you will be brought along on a journey that challenges you to look beyond yourself, beyond your own vision,... what beautifully crafted, unforseen wonder awaits you!
I look forward to more works by this author.
inspiration Nov 18, 2008
Great book about how God wants us to listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. As we seek God, He will guide us in the steps we need to take.