Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

Author(s): Madeleine L'Engle

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In this classic book, Madeleine L'Engle addresses the questions, What makes art Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian artist? What is the relationship between faith and art? Through L'Engle's beautiful and insightful essay, readers will find themselves called to what the author views as the prime tasks of an artist: to listen, to remain aware, and to respond to creation through one's own art.


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When I discovered "Walking on Water" years ago, my creative self underwent a sort of liberation. I had always sensed that there was a wonderful connection between spirituality and creativity, but Madeleine s insights about both of those worlds helped me claim with more confidence my own creative gifts. This is a wise and inspiring book that should be in every artist s library. Vinita Hampton Wright, author of "Grace at Bender Springs" and "Velma Still Cooks in Leeway "" " Once again," " L Engle touches the deepest parts of our psyche and heart with her artist s wand. She writes with an earthy rhythm that not only reveals the mysteries of our artistic natures, but also qualifies all along the way her inimitable wise-woman philosophies. L Engle s writing is God s gift to a generation who needs to sit on a stump and lend an ear to what the right brain is saying to the left and to what the soul is saying to the heart. "Walking on Water" guides the wandering artist back to the Savior and says There, you ve come home again where you belong! Patricia Hickman, award-winning author of "Katrina s Wings"" " There are those who write about art-making as if they re detailing the techniques of a heart surgeon. Then there are those, like Madeleine L Engle, who simply show you their heart. Like the words of Jesus to the fisherman brothers, the words of Madeleine are follow me words. Through the pages of "Walking on Water" hungry, thirsty folks have been following for two decades quickly recognizing that the reason Madeleine is worth following is that she follows Jesus. Charlie Peacock-Ashworth, record producer and author of "At the Crossroads: An Insider's Look at Contemporary Christian Music""

Madeline L'Engle, the popular author of many books for children and adults, has interspersed her writing and teaching career with raising three children, maintaining an apartment in New York and a farmhouse of charming confusion which is called "Crosswicks." Nordeman is a contemporary Christian recording artist.

General Fields

  • : 9780877889182
  • : Shaw (Harold) Publishers,U.S.
  • : Shaw (Harold) Publishers,U.S.
  • : April 2001
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Madeleine L'Engle
  • : Hardback
  • : 256