Art of the Spirit, The Culture of the Rural South, provides readers with an overview of the culture and some traditions of the rural South. Self-taught African American folk artist, Lisa Cain, Ph.D. provides a pictorial demonstration of country life through her art. The artist hopes that this book will remind society of the importance of retaining some of the values and culture of past generations. This book expresses the joy that the author felt while growing up in Canton, Mississippi and it emphasizes the character of individuals of the rural South who were proud, brilliant, fearless, hard working and strong and who loved each other, loved God and who valued the land and nature. The art of Lisa D. Cain, Ph.D. has been exhibited by galleries across the United States and has been collected by many individuals.