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Unlocking the Heart of the Artist: A Practical Guide to Fulfilling Your
Creative Calling in the Kingdom
"It's the Purpose-Driven Life for Artists"
Jeanne Randall, President
of Masterpiece Christian Arts Foundation
It’s been called “a
manual for a new generation of kingdom artists” and “a
must read for those wanting to take the next step in advancing His
through their own creative expression”.
If you’re an artist or creative person, there’s nothing worse
than feeling like you’re at the bottom of your creative bucket – disconnected
and longing for more but not knowing where to turn. You want to be more
creative and even influence thousands with your art but it feels like
there’s just nothing left. There is a way to recapture your creative
spark and take it to levels you never dreamed! Are you ready?
Hi, I’m Matt
Tommey, author of Unlocking the Heart of the Artist: A Practical Guide
to Fulfilling Your Creative Call in the Kingdom. I’ve
been a professional artist, musician and worship pastor since
1996. Over my entire career and especially as founder of The Worship
had the unique opportunity to walk with and mentor many different
artists, musicians and craftsmen from various backgrounds – teaching
them how to overcome roadblocks to their own creativity, hear the voice
Jesus and engage the Holy Spirit in their creative expression.
also lived this journey myself and now I’m going to share these
secrets with you!
Over the years, I
have encountered many artisans, musicians, craftsmen and other creative
ones who have, for one reason
or another, become
stuck. The ‘stuckness’ originates from many different
places – woundedness,
fear, control, unbelief, religious barriers – and creates
a frustration in their life that becomes unbearable. Many artists,
unable to understand
what is really going on either run headlong into ‘creativity
for creativities sake’ or turn to unhealthy alternatives
in order to numb or overcome the pain they are feeling. Many more
simply give up,
hide the gift by stuffing it down under ‘Christian work ethic’ and
just try to gone on with life as usual. Sound familiar?
Whatever your flavor
of ‘stuckness’, the God wants you to
be fully released to worship Him through your art and creative
expression. That’s exactly why I wrote Unlocking the Heart of
the Artist! To help artists, musicians and creative people just like
you to be
happy, successful and fulfilled in their art, creativity
and relationship with
of Unlocking Your Heart…
When you purchase a copy of “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist”,
you’re not just getting a book, you’re getting a set of keys
to unlock your divine creativity and a roadmap to guide you on your artistic
journey in the Kingdom. Once you read my book, you’ll:
* Understand why
you were uniquely created as an artist
* Realize why you sometimes react and respond with unhealthy
* Learn to overcome unhealthy life patterns that block
* Discover your unique creative voice
* Practice collaborating with the Holy Spirit in your
* Receive God’s truth about your creativity and calling as an artist
* Know Jesus’ promise of provision for your life
* Trust other artists and learn to grow in authentic
* Start raising up artists in your circle of influence
* Create healthy patterns in your life that foster
love, joy and creativity
Perfect For Small Groups
I wrote Unlocking the Heart of the Artist in a way
that can be easily shared in a small group. At
the end of each chapter I’ve included several discussion
questions that help you get the conversation rolling! There’s even a leader’s
guide provided free in the back of the book, giving you ideas for making your
small group gatherings fun and focused.
Still on the fence about purchasing this book? Let me offer
* If you do what
you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve
* No one but you can make the decision to invest in yourself
and your God-given creativity.
* At the end of the day, people do what they want to do,
I know, you may be
saying “Wow, Matt, that’s hardcore.” Yes,
it is and here’s the reason. I care too much about
you and about your calling as an artist in the Kingdom
just to let you sit back and keep thinking “One
day, something’s gonna happenand poof, it will
all be different.” That’s
just not true.
The time is now.
I want to encourage you to make the decision to invest in yourself
and your creative calling
by purchasing “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist” right
now. God does something when people from the same ‘tribe’ begin
moving together in the same direction. His promise
is to be among us, change us and
give us vision for what’s to come! I promise,
your life and your creativity will be forever changed – not
just because of a book, but because of God’s
heart to see you whole, passionate and revealing
His Glory in the earth through your art.
It’s time to
take one of the most important steps of your creative life and
start the journey of Unlocking the Heart of the Artist!
You have nothing
to lose and a life of creativity and joy to gain!
Click the image above that says “Purchase Now” to get your
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the Heart of the Artist Experience Guide by
Matt Tommey & Pattie Ann Hale
companion to "Unlocking
the Heart of the Artist", the "Unlocking
the Heart of the Artist Experience Guide" is
designed to take artists, musicians or any creative person
through an unfolding journey of personal and creative transformation.
Through the journaling questions, project ideas and other
activities you'll be challenged to not just read through
the book quickly, but ponder each section and allow the
Father to do to a deep work. This resource is perfect for
individual or small group usage.
That: Discovering Your Unique Role as a Christian Artist
Manuel Luz is a former rocket engineer turned rock musician turned creative arts
pastor! A songwriter, worship leader, and working musician (with dozens of albums
to his credit), Manuel has turned his passion for faith and the arts into a new
book: Imagine That: Discovering Your Unique Role asa Christian Artist (Moody
Publishers). This book is a journey toward understanding God the Artist, and
our God-breathed role as artists before God, in the church, and to the world.
It is the perfect complement to Matt Tommey’s book, Unlocking the Heart
of the Artist. We encourage you to pick one up!
of Heaven, Symphony of Earth
by Ray Hughes, Selah Ministries
is not a book about the how-to’s of praise and worship, nor is it
a book about the seven Hebrew words for praise or how to be released into dance.
Rather than an endeavor to simply release more information, Sound of Heaven,
Symphony of Earth, is an endeavor to help bring the body of Christ in formation. “The
more I researched and mined the truths for this book, the more I realized there
is much we don’t yet know about sound and its relationship to the unveiling
of God’s glory. I pray that this book will introduce new paths of revelation
to those who have an ear to hear and a heart to pursue God.” Ray Hughes
Number of Pages : 160
ISBN # : 9780983250500
by J. Scott McElroy
is a New Renaissance coming in the arts and God has a special
place for you in it! In Finding Divine
Inspiration you'll learn how to hear God's voice
and collaborate with Him in the work He has for you.
to reform the arts, to bring a new infusion of Divine Inspiration
into the mainstream and an
explosion of arts in the church, but for these
to come His artists must develop a lifestyle of collaboration with Him.
Through solid biblical guidance, exciting historical
and current examples, and practical
steps, Finding Divine Inspiration shows artists how to partner with God
in their life and work. Its a concept that can help
invigorate your spiritual
new inspiration, enable you to share God's messages more freely and ultimately
transform the arts.
Shame On You... No More: A Worship Leader's Journey
by Cathy Little, Simply-Worship.org
It's a common struggle among many that is often misunderstood
can wound, cripple, and devastate the victim's life. But there
is hope. In Shame on You ... No More, Christian and worship
leader Cathy Little shares her journey through the mire of
shame and into the arms of a loving, accepting Father who relentlessly
pursues, romances, and woos His children. Tracing her life
from her earliest memories as a child to the present, Little
shows her struggle to understand why she felt so unworthy and
reveals how God's grace made her whole. She then offers inspiration
and advice for those living within the same mental prison.
Filled with warmth and love, Little's remarkable story invites
you to cast away the shadow of shame and find your healing
in the Lord.
"... a beautiful and non-invasive unraveling
of the traps and origins of shame and how its effects can be
insidious and destructive. Cathy is a wonderful writer and
one who can honestly reveal her heart and experiences without
being inwardly focused. She shares herself, puts words to feelings
and patterns of behaviors and then walks the reader into the
hope of healing and restoration." -Sarah Engle
The Effects of Trauma and How to Deal With It- Paperback
by Jim Banks, House of Healing Ministries
following book describes a prayer tool that I stumbled across
late 2009 by putting pieces of the teachings
of three of God’s faithful servants together
and adding a couple of others steps. The power of it
of the symptoms that victims of trauma complain of has
proven to be nothing short of miraculous. Over the
last 25 years
of praying for physical and emotional healing, I have
prayers that (at least in my estimation) availed little.
But the last 400 or 500 folks, or so, that I have ministered
over have experienced relief that has been both instantaneous,
and up to this point, permanent. I am also happy to report
that the recipients have experienced some significant
results after having been prayed over in groups of
25 to 175 persons.
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