In the beginning, God created. Should this matter?
Do you find incredible value in your creativity, that is, a reason for being and doing that you could never imagine giving up? Okay then. This book will inspire you to join a spiritual party like no other.
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About the Author
A deeply thoughtful, creative, intellectual, exploratory and detailed read. Written by a creative with an eye toward inspiring and motivating readers to seriously consider their own inherent creativity bestowed by their Creator. While not an easy nor quick read, Welcome to the Shivoo! Is nonetheless a worthy one. The author has created a piece of work that serves as a reminder of the why we create, and how we glorify our Creator when we create.
Bartnick provides an especially encouraging message in this quote:
“Being creative as a Christian is just as spiritual a discipline as giving to the poor or taking care of one’s parents in their old age.
Creativity is self-exploration in its rarest, raw forms. You are unique. What journey has God given to you to express to others?“
This one is full of nuggets to gather and savor. I especially love the cover and interior artwork. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book. A favorable review was not required, no compensation was received, and all views expressed are my own.
More from Laura
ARE YOU A WRITER OR PART OF THE MAKER CULTURE?
This beloved book explains why it matters that “In the beginning, God created.”
A reader coined this title, “The Creator’s Manifesto.”
When you need to find the place of belonging as a creative, look no further than the heart of God. He’s the One Who formed you to be creative in talent, and adventurous in the wild unknown.
Welcome to the Shivoo! This party belongs to Someone bigger than you. Because you are created in God’s image and given specific creative gifts and a life of purpose, you are very special to Him.
Many creatives feel that there is a monkey on their backs, and sometimes that nagging feeling includes the doubt that maybe the terrible distraction is God Himself not wanting them to succeed as a writer or artist. Nothing is further from the truth.
This book is a party and a prayer for the creatives in town.
In Welcome to the Shivoo! creativity begins with the priorities of the greatest Creator, and in that sense of wonder, it moves us into a place of gratitude and thanksgiving. Creativity always begins with a sense of wonder and awe, even a sense of meekness, “Can I do this? I have to try…” In Welcome to the Shivoo!, I try to show that God is the center of a creative’s world, and because of His love and goodness, we have a home and a place to belong. Creativity erupts from that place.
From there, the book shows how there is a Biblical theology for being creative and a means to thrive in creativity. It challenges Christians to be authentic, to focus, to communicate, and to transform. It explains how there is a kingdom language we are charged to learn, as believers, and to use not in a sloppy way, but responsibly. And, it sends us off with an exuberant blessing to go create something and enjoy the process!
To celebrate her tour, Laura is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift certificate!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
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Caryl Kane saysMarch 12, 2020 at 1:15 pm
Great review! Thank you for being part of the tour.
Debbie P saysMarch 12, 2020 at 2:26 pm
This book sounds like a fascinating read!
Emma saysMarch 12, 2020 at 6:54 pm
This sounds really interesting! I don’t consider myself particularly creative.
Melissa Wenger saysMarch 13, 2020 at 4:01 am
It is a beautiful cover!
James Robert saysMarch 13, 2020 at 8:14 am
Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it’s always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.