In The Artisan Soul, Erwin Raphael McManus, author, thought leader, and founder of MOSAIC in Los Angeles, pens a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance. McManus not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence but reveals how we can craft our lives into works of art. There are no shortcuts to quality, and McManus celebrates the spiritual process that can help us discover our true selves.
Using Jesus' words about John the Baptist in Matthew 11, Erwin McManus urges readers to flee "civilized" religion and return to the "barbarian way" of following Christ.
"Excellent and not for the faint of faith"
Two thousand years later, the call to follow Christ has been repackaged to be smooth and trouble-free, filled with opportunity and promise, but lacking risk, passion, and sacrifice. Is this really what Jesus died for? If He chose the way of the cross, where would He hesitate to lead us? Is it possible that to follow Jesus is to live your live completely unleashed? Jesus never made a pristine call to a proper or safe religion.