Books to Inspire the Creative Spirit


Some of the original members of the group wanted to have a study that went along with the concept of our group meeting to develop our creative talents. We discussed a book called “The Artist’s Way”, by Julia Cameron and wanted something similar.
Julia is a poet, playwright and novelist and takes a new age approach to spirituality.
She has written books about Finding your Voice, Renewal and Transformation. While I have read these, I felt I was missing something. There was a “motivation” that seemed to be about MYSELF. (something I quite frankly didn’t mind when I read it six years ago..but for some reason, God had sent me digging deeper)

When discussing what we wanted to use for this group, we all wanted something to follow that would help us to grow together spiritually, so that our inner gifts could be developed to worship God.
The Artist’s Way included quotes and motivations from individuals as well as from many other religions. It is certainly a good book, but it was not what we wanted for this group as our motivation was to grow closer to God and to nurture what Jesus wanted for us.

We came across the perfect book,
The Creative Call, by Janice Elsheimer.

We used this book as the basis for our bible study for two semesters.
We now are reading, If you Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat.
I will post frequent reviews as we make it through the chapters and based on our discussions.

We also welcome your posts and comments here.
We are all here to learn, to improve our walk with God, and in a desire to please Him, share our talents and passions with the world.

Welcome and Happy Creating!