I’m currently reading the latest book by Erwin McManus. He has written ten books but this is his first one in 6 years after taking a break from writing. Today’s post will highlight the new book along with 2 others you should take a look at (book summaries from Amazon.com):
The most important work of art is the life that we create. In The Artisan Soul, Erwin Raphael McManus—author, thought leader, and founder of MOSAIC in Los Angeles—pens a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance. McManus not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art. There are no shortcuts to quality, and McManus celebrates the spiritual process that can help us discover our true selves. McManus demonstrates that we all carry within us the essence of an artist. We all need to create, to be a part of a process that brings to the world something beautiful, good, and true, in order to allow our souls to come to life. It’s not only the quality of the ingredients we use to build our lives that matters, but the care we bring to the process itself. Just as with baking artisan bread, it’s a process that’s crafted over time. And God is the master artisan of our lives. With poignant, inspirational stories and insights from art, life, history, and scripture interspersed throughout, McManus walks readers through the process of crafting a life of beauty and wonder.
The search of your life is the search for your life. What you are holding right now is an exploration of the human spirit; a journey into our deepest longings, our desires, our needs, our cravings, our souls. Our need for intimacy, meaning, and destiny point to the existence of God and our need to connect with Him. This book will deeply stir you to consider and chase after the spiritual implications of your souls’ deepest longings.
Erich’s note: I mentioned Erwin’s book, Wide Awake, in my first post on this blog last June (when I shared how it inspired me to self-publish a book I had been carrying around for a long time).
Your turn… Take a moment to share your thoughts on any of Erwin’s books.