Mud & Poetry: Love, Sex, and the Sacred

Mud & Poetry: Love, Sex, and the Sacred

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by Tyler Blanski

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A young Christian man's honest declaration of his longings for love, God, sex, a motocyle, and possibly, a wife who is good at math.  See more details below


A young Christian man's honest declaration of his longings for love, God, sex, a motocyle, and possibly, a wife who is good at math.

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Publishers Weekly
Musician and new author Blanski is on a mission to shake up Christianity. The themes he addresses are not new, but his edgy and hip prose breathe new life into them. Being a Christian, Blanski contends, is not about pursuing angelic purity and removing soul stains-it is a messy endeavor. Within the mess, however, God is present, laboring in human lives, and nothing in life is off limits. He draws from a wide variety of sources from within, and outside, the Christian tradition. Most impressive is the author's articulation of his own ongoing journey toward a good life. He doesn't subscribe to the popular notion of conversion as immediate and final; rather, his sense of it is much more gradual, lasting throughout life. Some may find a touch of naïveté in this work, especially the passages regarding marriage. But young adults could benefit greatly, especially those with a sense that they should not have to completely change who they are in order to pursue religious faith.
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Meet the Author

Tyler Blanski grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from the Perpich Center for Arts Education (2002); studied at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford, England (2005); and holds a bachelor of arts in Christian Studies from Hillsdale College (2006). He is a cofounder of Venite Ministries, a Christian spiritual formation resource and retreat center in Minneapolis, and cofounder of the Couch Society, a theological forum and journal.

In addition to Mud and Poetry, Tyler has written three other books (including a book of poetry) and released two albums: Think Out Loud: Music Fighting Homelessness and Out from the Darkness. He lives in Uptown Minneapolis, where he manages a small housepainting business, Rembrandt Home Painting; participates in the communal life of an Anglican church; and writes. For more information, visit Tyler’s Web sites: or

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