The Art of Spiritual Writing

The Art of Spiritual Writing

This slim volume is loaded with writing tips, advice, and exercises to help the writer hone and craft his or her personal thoughts into an engaging, inspiriing, and publishable piece.

Author: Vinita Hampton Wright

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 9780829439090

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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There's a constant hunger in the world for books that explore the spiritual aspects of life, but writing about spirituality is far more complex than simply sharing personal reflections about God and the life of faith. Editors and publishers who specialize in spiritual writing find that what is important to work out for yourself on paper may not always be the best way to connect to readers. Because of its personal nature, it can be difficult to find the balance in spiritual writing between what is good writing for you and what is good writing for others. Incorporating her 20+ years of publishing and writing experience, Vinita Hampton Wright provides a practical and straightforward look at spiritual writing for a broader audience in The Art of Spiritual Writing. This slim volume is loaded with writing tips, advice, and exercises to help the writer hone and craft his or her personal thoughts into an engaging, inspiriing, and publishable piece. Readers will learn such things as why authenticity matters, how to find their authentic voice, and how to engineer their creativitiy so that it resonates with readers. The Art of Spiritual Writing demonstrates that by taking the time to learn and implement the process and craft of writing, we can begin to uncover new ways to ocnnect with ourselves, our readers, and God. And as we grow in our writing ability, our spirituality blossoms as well.
Categories: Religion

Writing The Sacred Art

Writing   The Sacred Art

This isn't about how to write spiritual books.

Author: Rami Shapiro

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594733727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 155

View: 880

Push your writing through the trite and the boring to something fresh, something transformative. "Writing as spiritual practice has nothing to do with readers per se. You aren't writing to be read; you are writing to be freed. Writing as spiritual practice is conspiratorial rather than inspirational. It conspires to strip away everything you use to maintain the illusion of certainty, security and self-identity. Where spiritual writing seeks to bind you all the more tightly to the self you imagine yourself to be, writing as spiritual practice intends to free you from it." --from Rami's Preface This isn't about how to write spiritual books. It isn't about the romance of writing. It doesn't cover the ins and outs of publishing and building a brand. Instead, this fresh and unapologetic guide to writing as a spiritual practice approaches writing as a way to turn the spiral of body, heart, mind, soul and spirit that leads to spiritual awakening. Lead by renowned spirituality teacher Rami Shapiro and award-winning writer and writing coach Aaron Shapiro--and featuring over fifty unique, practical exercises--it takes you beyond assigning inspirational words to the page. It shows you how to use your writing to unlock the joy of life and the infinite perspectives and possibilities that living provides.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Spirituality of Art

The Spirituality of Art

Through stories, quotes and images, this book is a guide to deeper enjoyment and appreciation of visual art, the spiritual journey and the connections between the two.

Author: Lois Huey-Heck

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781896836782

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 274

Through stories, quotes and images, this book is a guide to deeper enjoyment and appreciation of visual art, the spiritual journey and the connections between the two. It has stunningly beautiful colour reproductions of art across time, place and culture.
Categories: Art

Writing The Sacred Journey

Writing The Sacred Journey

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Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558965769

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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Writing the Sacred Journey shows readers how to write about spirituality and the interior life with heart and flair. It helps readers get motivated, generate materials, move swiftly through drafts, and gain confidence and ease in their writing. Writing the Sacred Journey helps readers to uncover and honor the sacred within their own life stories. Elizabeth Andrew, an experienced writing instructor and spiritual director, gently guides readers through the spiritual writing process from concept to finished manuscript. She identifies some of the initial hurdles writers face in describing the interior, spiritual life and offers practical tips about how to overcome them. Writing the Sacred Journey also explores themes that commonly appear in spiritual memoir, as well as the all-important issue of writing as craft. Readers will learn new and practical skills for every stage of the writing process. Sprinkled throughout the book, these thoughtful activities teach readers new writing techniques and avenues into the creative process.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Write Better

Write Better

In this book you'll find practical advice on how to develop writing skills and strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition.

Author: Andrew T. Le Peau

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830865659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 346

In this primer on nonfiction writing, Andrew Le Peau offers insights he has learned as a published author and long-time editor. In this book you'll find practical advice on how to develop writing skills and strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition. You'll also discover how the act of writing can affect your life in God.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Art is a Spiritual Path

Art is a Spiritual Path

The site also contains an archive of the images in this book in full color.

Author: Pat B. Allen

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590302101

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

View: 760

Art is a spiritual path--not a religion, but a practice that helps us knit together the ideals and convictions that guide our lives. Creating art can be prayer, ritual, and remembrance of the Divine. And the sharing of this creativity with others in small groups can serve as sanctuary, asylum, ashram, therapy group, think tank, and village square. Pat Allen has developed a reliable guide for walking the path of art through a series of simple practices that combine drawing, painting, and sculpture with journal writing. Designed for readers at any level of artistic experience, the book shows how to: * awaken the creative force and connect with the divine source of creativity * access inner wisdom and intuition about life issues, including both personal and community concerns * find a path to meaning that includes honoring, celebrating, and giving thanks * explore the images and symbols of traditions such as Catholicism, Judaism, shamanism, and Goddess worship * join in spiritual community with others who are following the path of art * discover that artmaking can help us live our ideals and be of service in the world Detailed examples from the author's own practice of art, plus the stories and images of several other people, are presented to illustrate how art becomes a spiritual path in action. At the author's virtual studio, www.patballen.com, readers can post their images and writings, communicate with the author, and subscribe to an electronic newsletter. The site also contains an archive of the images in this book in full color.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Journaling as a Spiritual Practice

Journaling as a Spiritual Practice

Whether you are a longtime journal keeper or someone who has never kept a journal at all, this book will help you go below the surface of your life with God.

Author: Helen Cepero

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830893928

Category: Religion

Page: 161

View: 628

Whether you are a longtime journal keeper or someone who has never kept a journal at all, this book will help you go below the surface of your life with God. It is not about the art of writing, but about how journaling can form us spiritually. Every chapter combines descriptive text, illustrations from journals and the author's own experience with journaling practices integrated along the way to help you bring your own life and world into sharper focus. God wants to surprise you with the beauty of your own life, growing and alive, filled with movement, light and shadow. This is the book to do just that.
Categories: Religion

The Art of Spiritual War

The Art of Spiritual War

Bren Watts. Writing a forward for this book is a great honour. Not only because
the author is my true love and best friend ... I have come to know the truth of The
Art of Spiritual War. I am so very proud of my husband and his will to serve the
Lord ...

Author: Bren Watts

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469156095

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 247

Over 2000 years ago, Sun Tzu wrote ‘The Art of War’, a book which is widely accepted as one of the greatest military war strategy books in history. As Christians, we still fight wars today – they are just a little different to the ones that Sun Tzu wrote about. Our wars are spiritual wars. Th e Art of Spiritual Warfare shows us how to fight these spiritual wars in our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. Many of us are too easily defeated by the devil’s schemes. But we don’t need to be. Jesus died and left His Holy Spirit so that we might have victory over the devil. The Art of Spiritual War will help to equip you to be a powerful Christian, full of the Spirit so that when you are engaged in battle, you can fight with authority and claim victory in your life.
Categories: Religion

The Soul Tells a Story

The Soul Tells a Story

Vinita Hampton Wright leads you through the process and practice of integrating the worlds of Christian spirituality and creativity.

Author: Vinita Hampton Wright

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830832319

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 115

Vinita Hampton Wright leads you through the process and practice of integrating the worlds of Christian spirituality and creativity.
Categories: Religion

Writing The Sacred Art Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice Large Print 16pt

Writing The Sacred Art  Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice  Large Print 16pt

Push your writing through the trite and the boring to something fresh, something transformative.Writing as spiritual practice has nothing to do with readers per se.

Author: Rami Shapiro

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 1459657187

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 889

Push your writing through the trite and the boring to something fresh, something transformative.''Writing as spiritual practice has nothing to do with readers per se. You aren't writing to be read; you are writing to be freed. Writing as spiritual practice is conspiratorial rather than inspirational. It conspires to strip away everything you use to maintain the illusion of certainty, security and self - identity. Where spiritual writing seeks to bind you all the more tightly to the self you imagine yourself to be, writing as spiritual practice intends to free you from it.'' - from Rami's PrefaceThis isn't about how to write spiritual books. It isn't about the romance of writing. It doesn't cover the ins and outs of publishing and building a brand. Instead, this fresh and unapologetic guide to writing as a spiritual practice approaches writing as a way to turn the spiral of body, heart, mind, soul and spirit that leads to spiritual awakening.Lead by renowned spirituality teacher Rami Shapiro and award - winning writer and writing coach Aaron Shapiro - and featuring over fifty unique, practical exercises - it takes you beyond assigning inspirational words to the page. It shows you how to use your writing to unlock the joy of life and the infinite perspectives and possibilities that living provides.
Categories: Religion

Small Simple Ways

Small Simple Ways

This book covers 52 weeks (Monday through Sunday) structured into four-week sections focusing on a principle of spiritual growth as taught by St. Ignatius of Loyola, including God in All Things, Spiritual Freedom, Imagination, and ...

Author: Vinita Hampton Wright

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 9780829445428

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 991

In Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, author, editor, and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright offers her trademark compassion and encouragement to lift readers up and help propel them forward. This book covers 52 weeks (Monday through Sunday) structured into four-week sections focusing on a principle of spiritual growth as taught by St. Ignatius of Loyola, including God in All Things, Spiritual Freedom, Imagination, and Reflection. Each day connects the general focus with a specific aspect or action of healthy spiritual life such as Compassion, Discernment, Generosity, Gratitude, and Integrity. Sundays are reserved as a day for resting our hearts in God. Through practice and repetition of these basic thoughts and actions that build upon themselves over the course of a year, Small Simple Ways will help you step into your future with good, healthy spiritual habits.
Categories: Religion

The Art of Soul

The Art of Soul

Artist and lecturer Regina Coupar shows how learning to see is a shared aspiration of artists and religious seekers. The ""art of soul"" is about applying the principles of discerning vision to the development of one's soul.

Author: Regina Coupar

Publisher: Novalis

ISBN: 289507299X

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 787

"Art is a spiritual discipline - by exercising our creativity in art we can become more spiritual. Artist and lecturer Regina Coupar shows how learning to see is a shared aspiration of artists and religious seekers. The ""art of soul"" is about applying the principles of discerning vision to the development of one's soul. Coupar's insights are surprisingly revealing and accessible to readers with no artistic background. Lavishly illustrated with examples and instructions, plus a full-colour gallery of Coupar's work."
Categories: Music

Islamic Art and Spirituality

Islamic Art and Spirituality

Spiritual. Message. of. Islamic. Calligraphy. The beauty of writing is the tongue of
the hand and the elegance of thought. ('AllibnAbfTalib) Handwriting is jewelry
fashioned by the hand from the pure gold of the intellect. (Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi
) ...

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887061745

Category: Art

Page: 213

View: 933

This is the first book in the English language to deal with the spiritual significance of Islamic art including not only the plastic arts, but also literature and music. Rather than only dealing with the history of the various arts of Islam or their description, the author relates the form, content, symbolic language, meaning, and presence of these arts to the very sources of the Islamic revelation. Relying upon his extensive knowledge of the Islamic religion in both its exoteric and esoteric dimensions as well as the various Islamic sciences, the author relates Islamic art to the inner dimensions of the Islamic revelation and the spirituality which has issued from it. He brings out the spiritual significance of the Islamic arts ranging from architecture to music as seen, heard, and experienced by one living within the universe of the Islamic tradition. In this work the reader is made to understand the meaning of Islamic art for those living within the civilization which created it.
Categories: Art

The Art of Spiritual Rock Gardening

The Art of Spiritual Rock Gardening

Writing of the beautiful structure with its heavenly dome, its columns of rare
marble, and its brilliant mosaics, the British authority on Muslim architecture,
K.A.C. Creswell, exclaimed: Under a scheme whereby the size of every part is
related to ...

Author: Donna Schaper

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 158768005X

Category: Gardening

Page: 148

View: 305

A fusion of reflections on the spiritual importance of rocks and stones in the world's cultures and religions and practical tips on creating and maintaining a rock garden. With illustrations from an internationally known garden designer and artist.
Categories: Gardening

The Ritual of Writing

The Ritual of Writing

The book also considers other ways in which writing can inform spiritual practice, discussing elements such as poetry, non-fiction and ritual work.

Author: Andrew Anderson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789041545

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 721

Using writing to deepen your connection with the Universe. The Ritual of Writing explores the connection between writing and ritual in Pagan spirituality. Focusing upon practical tasks, it begins by helping readers create a piece of writing connected to the Wheel of the Year and honouring a seasonal festival, taking them step by step through the process. There is a key element of working with the spirit of place, wherever the reader is in the world. The book also considers other ways in which writing can inform spiritual practice, discussing elements such as poetry, non-fiction and ritual work. Practical throughout, with developmental tasks at each stage, The Ritual of Writing helps the reader build skill and confidence and to find their own writing voice. 'What a fantastic idea to connect writing with the magic of place, seasonal celebration, and the art of ritual. As I read through The Ritual of Writing, I found my desire to write reignited.' Philip Carr-Gomm, OBOD
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

C S Lewis and the Art of Writing

C  S  Lewis and the Art of Writing

In Lewis, writers don't just learn how to write, they also learn something about how to live. This volume explores Lewis's life in, as well as his practice of, writing.

Author: Corey Latta

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498225342

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 794

C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing is written for readers interested in C. S. Lewis, the writing life, and in becoming better writers. Lewis stands as one of the most prolific and influential writers in modern history. His life in letters offers writers invaluable encouragement and instruction in the writing craft. In Lewis, writers don't just learn how to write, they also learn something about how to live. This volume explores Lewis's life in, as well as his practice of, writing. From his avid reading life, to his adolescent dreams to be a great poet, through his creative failures, to his brilliant successes, to his constant encouragement of other writers, C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing celebrates one of the twentieth-century's greatest authors.
Categories: Religion

An Art of Spiritual Warfare

An Art of Spiritual Warfare

book could not have been written without the foundational wisdom of Sun Tzu,
whose 2500-year-old sayings are as relevant today as ever, especially when
read on a spiritual level. The excerpts from Sun Tzu's The Art of War, which
precede ...

Author: Grant Schnarr

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835630917

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

View: 173

Nowadays, people search Sun Tsu's ancient war manual for business strategies. Going deeper, Grant Schnarr finds how to defeat our true enemy- our own negativity. Read by rock stars and military generals, here are brilliant tactics for enlisting higher powers, outwitting self-destruction, and championing integrity and love.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Best Spiritual Writing 2012

The Best Spiritual Writing 2012

For Fra Angelico, then, art was a spiritual way. In this understanding, he
anticipated both the greatest poet and the greatest composer that the West has
yet produced. Dante, in his celebrated letter to Can Grande, states that the
purpose of his ...

Author: Philip Zaleski

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101552650

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 949

Penguin's yearly offering of outstanding essays and poetry on faith and spirituality. Every year, the acclaimed Best Spiritual Writing series offers readers the opportunity to explore the most intriguing work on spirituality published in the past year. Featuring a splendid and varied selection, The Best Spiritual Writing 2012 is an elegant collection that gathers intimate, thought-provoking work by some of the nation's most esteemed writers, including Philip Yancey, Richard Rodriguez, and Robert Bly. Culled from a wide range of journals and magazines, these spiritual perspectives are expressed in pieces as diverse as the sources from which they've come. A favorite of book clubs, this makes a perfect gift for the holidays or special occasions.
Categories: Religion

Spiritual Warrior

Spiritual Warrior

Examining the question How do we live rewarding inner spiritual lives in a constantly changing world?, this useful guide offers successful tips for countering negative habits and living more successfully each day.

Author: John-Roger, DSS

Publisher: Mandeville Press

ISBN: 9781893020856

Category: Self-Help

Page: 171

View: 108

Presenting keys for mastering relationships and combating fear and addictions, this perceptive meditation reflects on methods for creating abundance and love. Examining the question How do we live rewarding inner spiritual lives in a constantly changing world?, this useful guide offers successful tips for countering negative habits and living more successfully each day. Full of wisdom, humor, and common sense, the book portrays conscious individuals as warriors battling the anxieties of modern life through intention and impeccability, as opposed to violent means. A practical journal of spiritual convergence is also included.
Categories: Self-Help

Recovery the Sacred Art

Recovery  the Sacred Art

In this hope-filled approach to spiritual and personal growth, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are uniquely interpreted to speak to everyone seeking a freer and more God-centered life.

Author: Rami M. Shapiro

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594732591

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 295

In this hope-filled approach to spiritual and personal growth, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are uniquely interpreted to speak to everyone seeking a freer and more God-centered life. This special rendering makes them relevant to those suffering from a variety of addictions as well as the general addictions we wrestle with daily.
Categories: Religion