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.

The Art of Spiritual Writing

Author: Vinita Hampton Wright

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829439099

Page: 120

View: 516

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.

Writing The Sacred Art

This isn't about how to write spiritual books.

Writing   The Sacred Art

Author: Rami Shapiro

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594733724

Page: 155

View: 989

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.

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.

Write Better

Author: Andrew T. Le Peau

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830865659

Page: 272

View: 881

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.

Art is a Spiritual Path

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

Art is a Spiritual Path

Author: Pat B. Allen

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590302109

Page: 242

View: 430

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.

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.

The Spirituality of Art

Author: Lois Huey-Heck

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 189683678X

Page: 176

View: 284

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.

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.

Journaling as a Spiritual Practice

Author: Helen Cepero

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083089392X

Page: 161

View: 979

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.

Writing The Sacred Journey

Writing The Sacred Journey

Author:

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 9781558965768

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.

Small Simple Ways

Wright's reflections help you discover "God in all things," recognize the graces of the day, and take simple, powerful steps to grow in faith, hope, and love over a year.

Small Simple Ways

Author: Vinita Hampton Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780829445411

Page: 384

View: 628

Wright's reflections help you discover "God in all things," recognize the graces of the day, and take simple, powerful steps to grow in faith, hope, and love over a year.

The Soul Tells a Story

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

The Soul Tells a Story

Author: Vinita Hampton Wright

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830832316

Page: 260

View: 380

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

Mercy Triumphant or Teaching the children of the poor to write on the Sabbath Day proved to be in perfect agreement with the Oracles of God etc

It was God who first taught man to write , and his intention was that man should
use the art of writing for religious purposes ; and here also his design has ... The
principal part of the writing with which we are acquainted , is of a spiritual nature .

Mercy Triumphant  or  Teaching the children of the poor to write on the Sabbath Day  proved to be in perfect agreement with the Oracles of God  etc

Author: Joseph BARKER (Preacher.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 36

View: 141

Haiku the Sacred Art

In this encouraging guide for both beginning and experienced haiku writers, Margaret D. McGee shows how writing haiku can be a consciously spiritual practice for seekers of any faith tradition or no tradition.

Haiku   the Sacred Art

Author: Margaret D. McGee

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594732698

Page: 169

View: 786

In this encouraging guide for both beginning and experienced haiku writers, Margaret D. McGee shows how writing haiku can be a consciously spiritual practice for seekers of any faith tradition or no tradition.

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.

Spiritual Warrior

Author: John-Roger, DSS

Publisher: Mandeville Press

ISBN: 1893020851

Page: 171

View: 629

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.

Angelic Mistakes

Presents a critical analysis of Thomas Merton's works along with a portfolio of thirty-four representative pieces.

Angelic Mistakes

Author: Roger Lipsey

Publisher: New Seeds Books

ISBN:

Page: 197

View: 718

Presents a critical analysis of Thomas Merton's works along with a portfolio of thirty-four representative pieces.

Islamic Art and Spirituality

Spiritual. Message. of. Islamic. Calligraphy. The beauty of writing is the tongue of
the hand and the elegance of thought. ('Ali ibn Abl Talib) Handwriting is jewelry
fashioned by the hand from the pure gold of the intellect. (Abu Hayyan ...

Islamic Art and Spirituality

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887061752

Page: 213

View: 241

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.

Spiritual Quests

Six writers discuss the novel-like structure of the Catholic mass, the history of religious writing, self-discovery, Biblical language, and the influence of Eastern religions

Spiritual Quests

Author: Mary Gordon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780395515631

Page: 189

View: 347

Six writers discuss the novel-like structure of the Catholic mass, the history of religious writing, self-discovery, Biblical language, and the influence of Eastern religions

The Art of Self Healing

This book is for those who have lost themselves because of abuse or can’t speak up because of not being taught to have a voice.

The Art of Self Healing

Author: Gabriel Stella

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504317246

Page: 70

View: 873

This book is for those who have lost themselves because of abuse or can’t speak up because of not being taught to have a voice. It also provides a pathway to knowing your spiritual self and claiming your divine right. Find and develop your inner voice with positive reinforcement and you will begin to define your life in your own unique way.

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.

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

Author: Rami Shapiro

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781459657182

Page: 266

View: 188

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.

Decision making Spiritual Discernment

Spiritual discernment is the traditional name for listening and responding to divine guidance. In this book you will approach decision making as an active participant, a co-creator with God in shaping your life.

Decision making   Spiritual Discernment

Author: Nancy Bieber

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594732892

Page: 197

View: 325

Spiritual discernment is the traditional name for listening and responding to divine guidance. In this book you will approach decision making as an active participant, a co-creator with God in shaping your life. Drawing on twenty-five years of experience as a psychologist and fifteen years as a spiritual director, Nancy L. Bieber presents three essential aspects of Spirit-led decision making:

Spirituality and Art Therapy

The book is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach.

Spirituality and Art Therapy

Author: Mimi Farrelly-Hansen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029521

Page: 269

View: 929

The book is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach. The contributors explain how their own spiritual and creative influences interact, finding expression in the use of art as a healing agent with specific populations.

Beginning Again

Individual chapters are framed by personal stories and images from the artist’s work.

Beginning Again

Author: Deborah J. Haynes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532639406

Page: 174

View: 170

What does it mean to become and work as an artist today? What unique challenges do artists face in the twenty-first century, and what skills are required to overcome them? How might art become an expression of spiritual life? In addressing these and other questions, Deborah J. Haynes offers reflections that range from the practical to the deeply philosophical. She explores challenging ideas: impermanence, suffering, and the inevitability of death; the virtues of generosity, kindness, and compassion; and more abstract concepts such as negative capability, groundlessness, and wisdom. Individual chapters are framed by personal stories and images from the artist’s work. Beginning Again: Reflections on Art as Spiritual Practice is a personal statement, born from the author’s experience as an artist, writer, teacher, and Buddhist practitioner. Haynes writes for artists—and for all exploring the relationship of their creativity to the inner life. For Haynes, making and looking at art can be a form of meditation and prayer, a space for solitude, silence, and living in the present.