Creativity and Divine Surprise
Finding the Place of Your ResurrectionKarla M. Kincannon • August 2005
Deepen your relationship with God as you discover your God-given gift of creativity. Creativity is usually defined narrowly and associated only with artists or children.
"Creativity is so much more than art making," writes Kincannon. "It is a tool for navigating through everyday experiences to find the sacred in each God-given moment. Those who believe they lack creativity have relegated it to remote regions of their life, burying it under the need for security, approval, and control. However,…creativity does not die; it simply waits to be unearthed and set free."
Creativity and Divine Surprise couples insightful meditations with thoughtful exercises that will help you celebrate your divine spark and connect with God. Can't draw a straight line? Color-blind? No worries. If you yearn for God and desire greater awareness of God's presence in your life, you're ready for this book.
Through Kincannon's words, you'll see creativity as a source of revelation, joy, healing, and fulfillment, and we all need those things. Ready to dance, draw, paint, take pictures—masterpieces or not? Let the Creator work in you through your creativity, so that you become God's masterpiece.
Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1258-0
EPub ISBN: 978-08358-1259-7
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: August 2005
Trim Size: 5.25 in (w) x 8.5 in (h) x 0.473 in (d)
Page Count: 224
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth
— Luther E. Smith Jr. Ph.D. Professor of Church and Community Candler School of Theology, Emory University "Reading this book, I felt I was receiving measured spiritual direction from a skilled and compassionate guide. The author's notes of humor frequently caught me taking myself too seriously. After trying just a few of Karla's rich tapestry of exercises, I'm eager to test more creative processes that yield greater awareness of both myself and the divine Presence."
— Marjorie Thompson Author of Family The Forming Center "Creativity and Divine Surprise makes the case that all are gifted with creativity. As we follow a disciplined practice of seeking this gift, it will be revealed in surprising and wonderful ways."
— Rueben Job Bishop, The United Methodist Church, and Author of A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God