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Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making

Paperback|Oct 2019
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:Making something beautiful in a broken world can be harrowing work, and it can't be done alone. Over the last twenty years, Andrew Peterson has performed thousands of concerts, published four novels, released ten albums, taught college and...


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:Making something beautiful in a broken world can be harrowing work, and it can't be done alone.

Over the last twenty years, Andrew Peterson has performed thousands of concerts, published four novels, released ten albums, taught college and seminary classes on writing, founded a nonprofit ministry for Christians in the arts, and executive-produced a film-all in a belief that God calls us to proclaim the gospel and the coming kingdom using whatever gifts are at our disposal. He's stumbled along the way, made mistake after mistake, and yet has continually encountered the grace of God through an encouraging family, a Christ-centered community of artists in the church, and the power of truth, beauty, and goodness in Scripture and the arts.

While there are many books about writing, none deal first-hand with the intersection of songwriting, storytelling, and vocation, along with nuts-and-bolts exploration of the great mystery of creativity. In Adorning the Dark, Andrew describes six principles for the writing life:
serving the work serving the audience selectivity discernment discipline and community
Through stories from his own journey, Andrew shows how these principles are not merely helpful for writers and artists, but for anyone interested in imitating way the Creator interacts with his creation.

This book is both a memoir of Andrew's journey and a handbook for artists, written in the hope that his story will provide encouragement to others stumbling along in pursuit of a calling to adorn the dark with the light of Christ.

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 541543
  • Product Code 9781535949026
  • ISBN 1535949023
  • EAN 9781535949026
  • Pages 224
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Broadman & Holman
  • Publication Date Oct 2019
  • Sales Rank 5187
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 14mm
  • Weight 0.238kg

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson is the author of the Christy Award-winning Wingfeather Saga, and the acclaimed singer/songwriter of more than 10 albums. Andrew lives in Nashville with his wife and 3 children.