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Scribbling in the Sand

Paperback|Oct 2004
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November 2004: In his fascinating new book, musician and writer Michael Card offers his well-considered insights on creativity in the Christian life. Drawing from his experiences as a working artist and as a teacher and mentor, Card aims to equip...


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November 2004: In his fascinating new book, musician and writer Michael Card offers his well-considered insights on creativity in the Christian life. Drawing from his experiences as a working artist and as a teacher and mentor, Card aims to equip and encourage young artists - and to convince non-artists that they too embody the creativity of God.

In this book Michael Card explores the biblical foundations of true Christian creativity. Whether we think of ourselves as creative or not, all of us are created in the image of our creative God, and thus creativity is a vital expression of our discipleship. With Jesus as his model, Card shows how understanding God's creative imagination leads to a lifestyle of humility, obedience and servanthood. And he invites us to follow God's creative call through worship and community.
- Publisher.

Michael Card shows how because we are created in God's image, creativity is an integral part of discipleship for every Christian.
-Publisher

Paper Edition was voted 2002Publisher's WeeklyBest Adult Religion Book of the Year!"It was art and it was theater at the same time, but it was more. It was what he did not say that spoke most powerfully to the mob that morning. It was a cup of cold water for a thirsty adulteress and an ice-cold drenching in the face to a group of angry Pharisees."To this day we have not the slightest idea what it was Jesus twice scribbled in the sand. By and large the commentaries have asked the wrong question through the ages. They labor over the content, over what he might have written. They askwhatwithout ever realizing that the real question iswhy.It was not the content that mattered but why he did it. Unexpected. Irritating. Creative." (From chapter one)Singer, songwriter and diligent student of Scripture, Michael Card is well known for the depth of his lyrics and the artistry of his music. But far more significant than the songs he has penned is the source of his inspiration--the creativity embodied in Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God.In this book Card explores the biblical foundations of true Christian creativity. Whether we think of ourselves as creative or not, all of us are created in the image of our Creator God, and thus creativity is a vital expression of our discipleship. With Jesus as his model, Card shows how understanding God's creative imagination leads to a lifestyle of humility, obedience and servanthood. And he invites us to follow God's creative call through worship and community.Through Jesus, God has spoken to us in a word we can understand. Likewise, Michael Card has articulated the story of Jesus to others through his own scribblings in the sand. This book shows us how we can do the same.
-Publisher

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Michael Card

Michael Card is an award-winning musician, performing artist and writer of "El Shaddai," "Immanuel" and many other songs. He has produced over 21 albums. He has also written numerous books, including A Fragile StoneThe Emotional Life of Simon Peter; Scribbling in the Sand: Christ and Creativity; A Violent Grace; The Parable of Joy and Sleep Sound in Jesus (a children's book).
A graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's and master's degrees in biblical studies, Card is currently at work on a Ph.D. in classical literature. He also serves as mentor to many younger artists and musicians, teaching courses on the creative process and calling the Christian recording industry into deeper discipleship. Card lives in Tennessee with his wife and four children.
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  • Foreword By Makoto Fujimura
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Scribbling In The Sand
  • 2. The Hunger For Beauty
  • 3. The Call To Create
  • 4. Singing A New Song
  • 5. Recapturing The Imagination
  • 6. A New Song To Christ
  • 7. The Character Of Creativity
  • 8. A Lifestyle Of Listening
  • 9. The Call Is To Community
  • 10. Letters To Christian Artists
  • 11. The Greatest Expression Of Creativity: The Giving Of The Self
  • Appendix: Growing In Creativity -- Some Practical Advice
  • Bibliography
  • About The Author

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