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The author of Original Blessing explores how the highest communion with the Divine can be found right at our fingertips in the simplest expressions of human creativity.
Drawn from a sermon that has electrified listeners, here is a concise, powerful meditation on the nature of creativity from Episcopal priest and radical theologian Matthew Fox.
Creativity is Fox at his most dynamic: It is immensely practical and leaves the reader with a message to put into action in life. Fox tantalizingly suggests that the most prayerful, most spiritually powerful act a person can undertake is to create, at his or her own level, with a consciousness of the place from which that gift arises.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.67(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Matthew Fox is well-known for having revived the tradition of Creation Spirituality and for being a compelling voice for ecological and socially progressive causes. He is the author of 35 books, including Original Blessing, which has sold more than a quarter million copies. He is the recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award given by the Peace Abbey of Sherborn, Massachusetts. Other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Ernesto Cardenal, and Rosa Parks. He lives in California, where he has founded the University of Creation Spirituality, and is codirector of the Naropa Institute in Oakland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is truly inspiring to those of us compelled to create. Fox pulls from just about every spiritual path you can think of (Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Native American and African tribal beliefs, Kabbalah, and more)to assert his view that creativity comes from God/gods. He's also got a bit of a Pagan flavor when discussing the importance of nature and our place in it. He encourages readers to embrace their human creativity and honor it as a natural expression of the divine. It sounds academic, but is very accessible to the the lay-reader. If you're an open-minded artist, writer, or any type of creative person with a spiritual bent, give this book a try!