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Gently Awakened: The Influence of Faith on Your Artistic Journey is for every creative Christian who has ever wondered how they could combine their faith with their creativity.
Gently Awakened was written in response to the many
emails that I've received on this website. Artists wrote
from around the world longing to creatively engage in the arts as a response
to their faith. Yet they were plagued by all sorts of concerns. Real and
pressing worries crippled them and diluted much of their passion as artists.
While reading their emails, I found myself thinking, "I've been there! I understand. I know just
who can help walk you through to success." No, it's not me. It's God. I could
never be the sort of coach, mentor, strategist, creative director,
financier, or any other sort of resource that you, as a Christian artist,
will surely need to pursue your calling.
Aware of how testimonies always encouraged me, whether I heard them in
church or read them in a book, I wondered if perhaps my story would
encourage someone else. This book is part memoir interspersed with color images of art and poetry. It is an account of some of my
experiences as an artist and a testament to God's incredible
faithfulness. His unchanging character is reason enough for you to confidently pursue art as an expression of your faith.
Do you have a question about something in the book, or a comment? How about just sharing with me if Gently Awakened helped you better understand your calling? Any comment is welcome.
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A Book For Creative Christians.
Love to Color & Journal?
What is it?
The Master's Commission
Your Christian testimony
Your Christian Witness
A Strange Christian belief
Jesus on the Cross?
The Artists' Calling
Do you have a calling?
Polymer Clay Art
Polymer clay:Story telling
Polymer Clay Projects
A Christmas Art Lesson
Parable of the Sower
The Burnt Offering -
The Water Bearer
Rock of Ages
Unusual Relief Sculpture
Trusting God with your gift
The Woman of Faith
Design and creativity
Colors in the Bible
The Prayer Shawl
The Color Green
Pro life-Art and Technology
Creativity in Art
Overcome fear to nurture creativity
Sgt. Baxter on Creativity
The Law of Abundance
Christian Poetry and Art
Sow in Tears
Through the Valley
The Supreme Gift
A heart of worship
My Favorite Prayer
Purity for the Artist
Speaking of faith
Bible Help for the artist
Art for healing
Noah's Ark commission
The Symbol of the Fig Tree
Personal Goal Setting
Overwhelmed? Put Hope and Faith to work for you
A Goal Setting Activity
Christian Artist Blog
Christian Art Galleries
Polymer Clay Gallery