CONFESSION #11: The books that I read often impact my work as an artist.
Even if my art isn't always explicit in its messages and themes, the gospel should always be explicit. I plan on talking more about being covert and overt in creative work as a believer in future posts, but this post is part of my Saturday Book Review Days for this 31 day series.
Matt Chandler talks about the explicit gospel in his book by the same title. You can find it here. What I really love about this book is that Chandler explicitly (see what I did there) lays out the gospel. In Greek, the word gospel means "good news." And the word "gospel" in relation to Christianity means the good news of Jesus' death and resurrection on the cross and what that means for humanity.
Chandler talks about the gospel in his book, and how it should impact peoples lives.
If you're keeping up with this 31 day series, you've already seen a quote from this book. It was a part of the I Am a Sub-Creator post.
"You and I are stymied in our own creativity. We can only create as sub-creators, and even then our best work is only sub-creation."
I highly recommend The Explicit Gospel. It has impacted and grown my faith, but it has also helped with my perspective on creative endeavors as a Christian. Check it out, and let me know what you think!
This post is part of a 31 day series called Confessions of a Creative Christian.
Shalom! I'm Madi, a laughter-loving, movie-going, spontaneous-dancing, follower of Christ. Join me as I seek glimpses of God's grace in the ordinary and everyday.
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