Finding Divine Inspiration by J. Scott McElroy
The subtitle for this book is “Working with the Holy Spirit in Your Creativity”. It delivers. This is also not just for artists, although a bunch of artists are the ones who recommended it to me. This book is not just for musicians or writers either. This book is for everyone. It is my personal belief that everyone has something that they either do or can do in a creative manner. Even if it’s problem solving in a corporate office—you need creative solutions to do that!
The other reason why I think this book is for everyone is because it’s another one of those Christian books that has a topic all right but it’s really all about how to live the Christian life. This will be one of my rare 5 star book reviews.
J. Scott McElroy is open and authentic speaking from his own personal experiences. (Aren’t those always the best?) He gives us background into some of the famous Christian artists and musicians from history and how they related to God in their work. He has more recent information on modern creative people via interviews which clearly tells how they pray, are dependent upon God and wait upon God for the visions or divine ideas they need for their craft.
This book also goes pretty deeply into the subject of hearing God. It tells why it’s important and then goes into how to do it with lots of specific examples. I especially like the mention of journaling as I already do that.
If you need more creativity or use creativity in your daily life (and if you don’t you should be because it’s one way we reflect the image of God) then this book is for you (that’s everyone). If you would like to learn how to hear God’s voice better, then this book is for you, too! Did I mention that everyone should get this book?
To purchase your own copy of this book go here: Finding Divine Inspiration: Working with the Holy Spirit in Your Creativity