Life Creative by Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart book review.
About the book:
Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom(Kregel, September 2016)
What was God thinking when He created you creative and then gave you children?
Creative moms often feel as though they must lay their passions down. But God had something special in mind for the creative woman during this intense season of mothering.
In this Pinterest age of handcrafted children’s parties, Instagram photos of beautifully decorated homes, and blogs filled with poetry and prose, it is clear that we are in the midst of a brand new artistic renaissance. Not one born in Italian cathedrals or Harlem jazz clubs, but rather in kitchens, nurseries, and living rooms around the world. Mothers, working in the cracks and crevices of each hectic day, are adorning the world with their gifts, and they’re showing all of us the beauty of this Life Creative.
In this book, you’ll learn:
-Why the world needs your art
-How this Life Creative begins at home
-When art can turn a profit
-Your part in this modern day Renaissance
Life Creative paints the stories of moms, just like you, who are fitting their inspired lives into the everyday, ordinary places of motherhood. Women like home decorator Melissa Michaels and jewelry designer Lisa Leonard, author Angie Smith, recording artist Ellie Holcomb, and many more.
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About the authors:
Wendy Speake is a trained actress and heartfelt teacher. She ministers to women’s hearts through storytelling and life applications, utilizing drama, comedy, poetry and the study of God’s Word. During her career in Hollywood, Speake found herself longing to tell stories that edify and encourage women. She is the author of Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses (BRU Press, 2015). Speake is a wife and homeschooling mother of three boys.
Kelli Stuart is a writer and a storyteller at heart. She has written for several websites including The Huffington Post, 5 Minutes for Mom, The MOB Society, (in)courage and Compassion International. She is the author of three books, including Like a River from Its Course (Kregel Publications, 2016) and a noted speaker. Stuart her husband live in Florida with their four children.
Book Review: These two women have crafted a lovely book for mothers everywhere. We are created in the image of God…an amazing creator who crafted everything into existence. His creations are marvelous and beautiful…oceans, mountains, to the heavens above. We who reflect his image have a spirit of creation in us that is a form of worship to God when we create.
These two writers share wonderful stories of how mothers can use their creativeness to bless the world. It’s not giving up or neglecting families, it is in the proper order and timing. Wendy and Kelli share the how and give examples of woman who have successfully loved their families as well as express their created side.
I highly recommend this book to mothers, especially mothers with young children. Creativity is another way we can engage in worship to the Lord.
I would give this book 5 stars!!!!!