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    Write Better

    A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality

    by Andrew T. Le Peau

    In this primer on nonfiction writing, Andrew Le Peau offers insights he has learned as a published author and long-time editor. In this book you'll find practical advice on how to develop writing skills and strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition. You'll also discover how the act of writing can affect your life in God.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Placemaking and the Arts

    Cultivating the Christian Life

    Studies in Theology and the Arts

    by Jennifer Allen Craft

    What role does place play in the Christian life? In this STA volume, Jennifer Allen Craft gives a practical theology of the arts, contending that the arts place us in time, space, and community in ways that encourage us to be fully and imaginatively present in a variety of contexts: the natural world, our homes, our worshiping communities, and society.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Contemporary Art and the Church

    A Conversation Between Two Worlds

    Studies in Theology and the Arts

    Edited by W. David O. Taylor and Taylor Worley

    The church and the contemporary art world often find themselves in an uneasy relationship in which misunderstanding and mistrust abound. Drawn from the 2015 biennial CIVA conference, these reflections from theologians, pastors, and practicing artists imagine the possibility of a renewed and mutually fruitful relationship between contemporary art and the church.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Modern Art and the Life of a Culture

    The Religious Impulses of Modernism

    Studies in Theology and the Arts

    by Jonathan A. Anderson and William A. Dyrness

    In 1970, Hans Rookmaaker published Modern Art and the Death of a Culture, a groundbreaking work that considered the role of the Christian artist in society. This volume responds to his work by bringing together a practicing artist and a theologian who argue that modernist art is underwritten by deeply religious concerns.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Culture Care

    Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life

    by Makoto Fujimura
    Foreword by Mark Labberton

    We all have a responsibility to care for culture. Artist Makoto Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we feed our culture's soul with beauty, creativity, and generosity. This is a book for artists and all "creative catalysts" who understand how much the culture we all share affects human thriving today and shapes the generations to come.

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    The Faithful Artist

    A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts

    Studies in Theology and the Arts

    by Cameron J. Anderson

    Drawing upon his experiences as both a Christian and an artist, Cameron J. Anderson traces the relationship between the evangelical church and modern art in postwar America. While acknowledging the tensions between faith and visual art, he casts a vision for how Christian artists can faithfully pursue their vocational calling in contemporary culture.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Word Pictures

    Knowing God Through Story Imagination

    by Brian Godawa

    For any Christian who wants to learn how to communicate and defend the Gospel in a postmodern context, artist and screenwriter Brian Godawa's book will help you find a path between the two extremes of intellectualized faith and anti-intellectual faith and recover a biblical balance between intellect and imagination.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Art and the Bible

    IVP Classics

    by Francis A. Schaeffer
    Foreword by Michael Card

    In this book's classic essays, Francis A. Schaeffer first examines the scriptural record of the use of various art forms, and then establishes a Christian perspective on art. With clarity and vigor, Schaeffer explains why "the Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars."

    Introductory Introductory
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    Art & Soul

    Signposts for Christians in the Arts

    by Hilary Brand and Adrienne Chaplin

    This practical guide encourages artists and those interested in the arts to develop a Christian worldview from which they can approach their crafts.

    Introductory Introductory
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    The Beauty of God

    Theology and the Arts

    Wheaton Theology Conference Series

    Edited by Daniel J. Treier, Mark Husbands, and Roger Lundin

    Editors Mark Husbands, Roger Lundin and Daniel J. Treier present ten essays that explore a Christian approach to beauty and the arts. The visual arts, music and literature are considered as well as the theological meaning and place of the arts in a fallen world redeemed by Christ.

    Intermediate Intermediate

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