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The Artisan Soul

By: Erwin Raphael McManus
Narrated by: Erwin Raphael McManus
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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.

McManus demonstrates that we all carry within us the essence of an artist. We all need to create, to be part of a process that brings to the world something beautiful, good, and true in order to allow our souls to come to life. It's not only the quality of the ingredients we use to build our lives that matter but the care we bring to the process itself. Just like baking artisan bread, it's a process that's crafted over time. And God has something to say about how we craft our lives.

With poignant, inspirational stories and insights from art, life, history, and scripture interspersed throughout, McManus walks listeners through the process of crafting a life of beauty and wonder.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Erwin Raphael McManus (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Bravo

Thank you. Your words switched the light inside of me back on. Never stop creating.

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LOVE!

Erwin McManus has an amazing ability to tap into the human spirit and provide insights to grow not only spiritually but fully as a human being. Whether you are a musician or a data scientist, this book is applicable to you.

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Bad narration

The guy sounded like he was about to burst into tears the entire time. Impossible to listen to.

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Wow

It’s difficult to write a review that succeeds in describing just how incredible it feels to have a book (or human mind(s)) resonate so deeply with one’s own. I love The War of Art, Journey of Desire, The Untethered Soul, The Artist’s Way and other similar books that speak to the artist or soul journey, but I think this one just zoomed right to the top. Within 5 minutes, having paused to jot notes 10 times, I realized I would need a hard copy. I listened through and took all the notes (pages!), and look forward to supporting Erwin with another purchase and in sharing with artists/makers I know.

I’m not a Christian, but I am spiritual, finding a connection in nature and stillness, observing beauty. For some, I realize the many references to God and scripture will (sadly, because they will miss out on so much value) be a deterrent. I hope that most can simply accept it, find beauty in the reality that we all have various beliefs and ways of being, and absorb the wisdom of someone so generous in sharing his vision of the world and our existence in it.

I was introduced to Erwin McManus at The Greatness Summit this summer. My favorite speaker (everyone did an amazing job!:)), I knew there was something deeper in the connection I felt there and so picked up several books. This one will fuel my artist journey, entrepreneurial journey, human journey for as long as I live. So grateful. Thank you. -Beth

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great read!

this is a must read whether you are an artist or not! truly thought provoking.

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I didn't realize this was a religious book.

This book is all about God and scriptures. I feel I have been duped. Why are people trying to hide religious content and trick us into purchasing it against our will these days? I will be refunding this title asap after hearing only the first chapter. Also, I agree with another reviewer that the narration is terrible. He does sound like he's crying or trying to sit on the toilet and push one out or something. I'm very annoyed by this book and don't recommend it.

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Richness, Depth and Beauty

What a beautifully crafted work of art!!! There is so much richness and depth and requirement of my own artisan soul, I believe I will be reading this at least three more times before I even scratch the surface of what this book has to offer me. Loved every minute of it.

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Absolutely lovely.

Erwin Mcmanus' voice is truly distinct. True to his most genuine nature. I am gratuful to be able to hear such a beautifully written, impactful, and poetic book.

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Deep

This book has woven together so many fragments and thoughts that I’ve pondered over my life.
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Wondering if I’m up to the task. This book demands that we act or at a minimum now we no longer can hide in ignorance of not living as an artisan.

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More Theory than Teaching

If you're looking for something to stir you or motivate you with Biblical-based support, this is for you. If you're looking for something akin to writing prompts or inspirational starting points, not so much. It's more theoretical or about the soul rather than teaching.

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  • 08-01-18

A must read

This book would help you discover God’s intention for us a humans! I can not recommended enough. We have been made to create! Creation that goes beyond economical remuneration, but creation that comes from deep inside our soul!

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  • C A Bryan
  • 10-03-17

inspiring book

loved this book. it's very inspiring and encouraging. I will definitely listen to it again.

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  • 02-03-19

My soul has come alive again!!

Deep down i know I’ve been an artist since forever but life has pushed the belief that only a select few are artists. Erwin relit the artisan fire in my soul and the best part about it is this belief is all based on the word of God💕 God is the creator. And we are made in His image. I 100% recommended this book to everyone⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️

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  • Peter
  • 03-24-17

Inspiring

Erwin explains the creativity of humanity in a new and inspiring way. His deep insight into what it is to be human and what it is to be a creative and an every day human brings a new psychological insight into life. The insight can help us live a more fulfilled life.