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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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My soul has come alive again!!

Deep down i know I’ve been an artist since forever but life has pushed the belief that only a select few are artists. Erwin relit the artisan fire in my soul and the best part about it is this belief is all based on the word of God💕 God is the creator. And we are made in His image. I 100% recommended this book to everyone⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️

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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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  • FTexas
  • 19-08-2020

Loved the message

At times I felt the author was boastful of his own accomplishments. I wish there were more examples of women artists.

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  • Earl Peyatt
  • 18-05-2020

this book was an inspiration to my inner artist.

this book has inspired me to search myself for new outlets for creativity, not just in art but in how I express my love of God and the people in my life.

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  • Jeremy Allen
  • 13-04-2020

Inspired and life changing

This book has put into words how I've felt my whole life. This has inspired me to take this simple but overlooked idea and put it into action. I would love to take this basic idea and inspire my kids that they are creative and will always be because they were created in the image of the invisible God, and God works in and through them to show his ultimate creative works... US! Never let that mind of a child die due to what others may speak of you but always look to your creator! We all are creative! Now let's use it to change the world.

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  • Heather Dawn Kuhns
  • 20-09-2019

Life changing!

Couldn’t recommend more! Thank you for making this available! This book has the power to change your life.

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  • Alexia Mae
  • 07-03-2019

This silences the internal voice of condemnation.

I’m always grateful when someone steps out in front of the voices of condemnation and starts handing out bread instead of stones. Thank you, Erwin, for being a voice in the darkness, and for challenging me to be brave too. This book, these words, are life.

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  • Timothy Roberts
  • 20-02-2019

Erwin is always exceptional in my estimation!

So much in my life has changed for the better thanks to Erwin's selfless giving through his; books, sermons, pod casts, and interviews! Just to myself I refer to Erwin as; "The Prophet Raphael" Thank you Sir!

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  • Inspire Landscaping
  • 08-01-2019

unveiling of overwhelming essence of creativity

I actually came across this book many years ago when I first heard the author giving a sermon at a church I used to attend and their message has stuck with me over 5 years now. sadly I am just now reading this book but I truly do not think I would have been ready to fully receive it until now. I do consider myself very creative and a Craftsman but this book even pushes me to a further realization that I have only begun to scratch the surface of this Divine creativity that God has blessed me with. I am very grateful to have finally read this book in highly highly recommend it!

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  • diego Lopez
  • 01-08-2018

A must read

This book would help you discover God’s intention for us a humans! I can not recommended enough. We have been made to create! Creation that goes beyond economical remuneration, but creation that comes from deep inside our soul!

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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.

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