Unlocking the Heart of the Artist: A Practical Guide to Fulfilling Your Creative Calling in the Kingdom
by Matt Tommey
“It’s the Purpose-Driven Life for Artists”
Jeanne Randall, President of Masterpiece Christian Arts Foundation
Unlocking the Heart of the Artist is a clarion call to a new generation of artists who want to fulfill their unique purpose in the Kingdom of God. At the core of Unlocking the Heart of the Artist is an invitation to begin a journey of healing and wholeness that will yield deeper Spirit-led creativity and personal fulfillment. In addition, through learning practical ways to engage the Holy Spirit in their creative process, the reader will learn how to collaborate with God not only in their chosen artistic medium but in life. Author Matt Tommey is quoted as saying “Over the years, I’ve 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’s 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. Whatever their flavor of ‘stuckness’, the Father wants His artists to be fully released to worship Him thr
ough their creative expression. His desire is that nothing holds them back from the creative destiny for their life. If you’re an artist, it’s time to walk in the destiny and fullness that God’s designed for you. Your heart beating fast, your imagination vivid, your eyes wide with wonder and desire – that’s His desire for you! A life fully alive, fully engaged, fully embracing the creative destiny He’s given you. He’s been waiting for this moment your whole life.”
Unlocking the Heart of the Artist Experience Guide
Imagine 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 as a 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!Blog: http://manuelluz.wordpress.com/
Sound of Heaven, Symphony of Earth
Finding Divine Inspiration
Reaching Spiritually Hungry People
The Effects of Trauma and How to Deal With It- Paperback Edition
by Jim Banks, House of Healing Ministries
The following book describes a prayer tool that I stumbled across in 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 to virtually eliminate many 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 prayed numerous prayers that (at least in my estimation) availed little. But the last 400 or 500 folks, or so, that I have ministered this 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. Purchase Now
Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life, & Faith
by Joey O’Connor, The Grove Center for the Arts & Media
Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life, & Faith is a dynamic enhanced video ebook designed to inspire artists and art lovers in their creative journeys. Create is filled with stories, artwork and video from 21 points of view. Optimized for the iPad & B&N Nook, it is available for download in iBookstore, B&N, and Amazon. (For Kindle, video is viewable using Mac ios app.) Winner of Best Design Ebook Contest by Vook, Inc.
High quality digital artwork. Powerful videos. Thought-provoking essays. Dozens of interactive art links.21 artists offer wisdom, insight and inspiration through their personal, professional and spiritual journeys. Create brings together visual artists, dancers, illustrators, graphic designers, filmmakers, musicians, writers, poets and Broadway actors from across the country.
Contributors include: Cameron Anderson, Steve Bjorkman, Sandra Bowden, Amick Byram, Michael Card, Tom Clark, Karen Covell, Cheryl Cutlip, Dean Del Sesto, Craig Detweiler, Wayne Forte, Dr. Colin Harbinson, Bruce Herman, Edward Knippers, Barry Krammes, Nick Macedo, Charlie Matz, Rory Noland, Joey O’Connor, Cindi Zech Rhodes, Denise Kufus Weyhrich.
“Unlocking the Heart of the Artist”, “Filled and Skilled”, “Gathering of Artisans”, “Creativity According to the Kingdom” and “The Worship Studio” are trademarked phrases and may not be used with out express permission from the owner, Matt Tommey. All rights reserved under penalty of law.