Woven: A Faith For the Dissatisfied
This is is not a book of cookie-cut spirituality. It is not a book of answers, nor programmable spiritual growth. This book is a question. An invitation. A beckoning toward movement and allowing your world to be shaken. A...
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This is is not a book of cookie-cut spirituality. It is not a book of answers, nor programmable spiritual growth. This book is a question. An invitation. A beckoning toward movement and allowing your world to be shaken.
A fish in a bowl doesn't know that it is wet. Surrounded always by its watery environment, it knows no other reality. We, too, suffer the same. Little fishes every one of us. Inescapably shaped by the waters we swim within. Whether we realise it or not, we all inherited a religion, a framework for existence, a container that shapes our world.
Yet, inevitably, there comes a time when the fishbowl cracks, when the safety we knew can no longer contain us, when our world crumbles and the questions arrive. Woven dares to put forth that this is not something to be feared, that it may actually be a door beginning to open. A necessary movement in our spiritual and life journey. It is the whisper inside, 'There must be more than this.'
Joel McKerrow is an award-winning writer, speaker, educator, creativity specialist and one of Australia's most successful performance poets. He is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation TEAR Australia and was the co-founder of community arts organisation The Centre for Poetics and Justice. Joel was also the third ever Australian representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships and is the co-host of the podcast The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality.
Alongside his literary and performance work, he has spent the last 17 years within schools, youth centres, churches, and theological colleges walking alongside thousands of young people from many different religious traditions, in their quest for spiritual and identity formation. Through this work Joel has become known worldwide for being an experienced practitioner and thinker in the space where creativity meets personal formation meets social justice. From The Justice Conference to The Global Health Conference; from the ITEC education conference to the Greenbelt Festival; from the Sydney Opera House to the Metropolis (Montreal), Joel is invited to share on these issues throughout the world. Joel loves to carve wood in his spare time and, with his wife and two kids, he is a member of Eastern Hills Community Church in Melbourne, Australia.