It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God
:What does it mean to be a creative individual who is a follower of the creative God? This book seeks to answer that question through collections of essays which offer theoretical and practical insights into artmaking from a Christian perspective....
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:What does it mean to be a creative individual who is a follower of the creative God? This book seeks to answer that question through collections of essays which offer theoretical and practical insights into artmaking from a Christian perspective.
Keith and Kristyn Getty have been writing hymns for more than a decade, bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary, and creating what is described as singable theology. Their songs, many co-written with Stuart Townend, have pioneered a new generation of modern hymns.
The renowned Getty/Townend hymn, "In Christ Alone," has remained the most popular song for congregations throughout the UK for six years, among CCLI's top ten in North America, and has been honored by both the British Hymn Society and BBC Songs of Praise all time lists. Their hymns are sung in small churches, large cathedrals and concert halls around the world, performed by choirs of every description, and have also been recorded by artists throughout the world of music, from country artists Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs, Irish musicians Moya Brenan and Anuna, CCM artists Natalie Grant, Newsboys and Tim Hughes, to Aida's Heather Headley, and a recent online recording by Owl City.
Under the Getty Music label, Keith and Kristyn have recorded two Dove-nominated albums: "In Christ Alone" (2007) and "Awaken the Dawn" (2009). "Joy-An Irish Christmas" (2011), dedicated to their daughter, Eliza Joy, is a collaboration with luminaries from the world of Irish music. Its broad appeal led to a number one radio single, television appearances and specials, and an annual Christmas concert tour in the USA. Additionally, Getty Music has initiated a number of choral works based on each of these projects.
Stephen J. Nichols (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is a professor at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School. He has written several books, including in the A Guided Tour series including Pages from Church History: A Guided Tour of Christian Classics, J. Gresham Machen: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought, Jonathan Edwards: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought, Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought and An Absolute Sort of Certainty: The Holy Spirit and the Apologetics of Jonathan Edwards. He lives with his wife and two sons in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Ned Bustard is an illustrator and graphic designer who grew up sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. He has written several books for Veritas Press including Legends & Leagues, The Sailing Saint, Ella Sings Jazz, Red Hood, and a retelling of The Emperor's New Clothes. He also contributed to and edited It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God - a book on faith and art by Square Halo Books.