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Publisher's Summary

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 works 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 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 matter but the care we bring to the process itself. Just like baking artisan bread, it's a process that's crafted over time. And God has something to say about how we craft our lives.

With poignant, inspirational stories and insights from art, life, history, and scripture interspersed throughout, McManus walks listeners through the process of crafting a life of beauty and wonder.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Erwin Raphael McManus (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Inspiring

Erwin explains the creativity of humanity in a new and inspiring way. His deep insight into what it is to be human and what it is to be a creative and an every day human brings a new psychological insight into life. The insight can help us live a more fulfilled life.

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  • Achley
  • 20-05-2016

Bravo

Thank you. Your words switched the light inside of me back on. Never stop creating.

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  • J. Lee
  • 30-01-2017

LOVE!

Erwin McManus has an amazing ability to tap into the human spirit and provide insights to grow not only spiritually but fully as a human being. Whether you are a musician or a data scientist, this book is applicable to you.

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  • Juliedesignphoto
  • 15-10-2016

great read!

this is a must read whether you are an artist or not! truly thought provoking.

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  • Niyi
  • 27-04-2018

Calling humanity to discover our creative purpose

This book awakens the reader to wonder, beauty and imagination through God's eyes. Loved it! It's my second book by Erwin (first was The Last Arrow). I am going to listen more of his books.

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  • Jennifer
  • 23-06-2017

Fantastic! Must read for everyone!

This is a must read, especially for those who do not think they are creative. I have been an art teacher since 1998! I agree with everything Erwin mentions in this book. I have experienced this first hand with the 12,000+ art students I have taught over the years. I also know from personal experience that when I am actively creating art, I am intimately connecting with my Creator, God. There is a depth of creativity that we all have, given to us, by God, because that is who he is...The Most Creative Creator who made us in his image!

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  • Hunter Stanchak
  • 16-06-2017

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  • Keonna Rainwater
  • 22-03-2017

Beautiful & Thoughtful

Erwin,
Thank you for this book! I heard & saw you speak at Christian Faith Center in Seattle and I thought you had such a refreshing & unique perspective. I loved how it spoke directly to me and how to see yourself as making your life a piece of art. I am a painter and am practicing everyday to perfect my craft. God bless you & your family! Thanks again, the best book I've listened to in some time!
Keonna Rainwater

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  • Dorota
  • 28-12-2016

Amazing and touching

This book can easily transform people's lives and make them more purposeful. I recommend to anybody who wants to find creativity and motivation to be a better person.

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  • C A Bryan
  • 03-10-2017

inspiring book

loved this book. it's very inspiring and encouraging. I will definitely listen to it again.