Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making


      Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making
Making something beautiful in a broken world can be harrowing work, and it can t be done alone. Over the last twenty years, Andrew Peterson has performed thousands of concerts, published four novels, released ten albums, taught college and seminary classes on writing, founded a nonprofit ministry for Christians in the arts, and executive produced a film all in a belief that God calls us to proclaim the gospel and the coming kingdom using whatever gifts are at our disposal He s stumbled along the way, made mistake after mistake, and yet has continually encountered the grace of God through an encouraging family, a Christ centered community of artists in the church, and the power of truth, beauty, and goodness in Scripture and the arts While there are many books about writing, none deal first hand with the intersection of songwriting, storytelling, and vocation, along with nuts and bolts exploration of the great mystery of creativity In Adorning the Dark, Andrew describes six principles for the writing life serving the workserving the audienceselectivitydiscernmentdisciplineand community Through stories from his own journey, Andrew shows how these principles are not merely helpful for writers and artists, but for anyone interested in imitating way the Creator interacts with his creation This book is both a memoir of Andrew s journey and a handbook for artists, written in the hope that his story will provide encouragement to others stumbling along in pursuit of a calling to adorn the dark with the light of Christ. Download Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making Author Andrew Peterson – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Hey, folks If you re just discovering me or any of my work, it can be a little confusing because there are several facets to it If you don t have time to read the whole bio below, here s the rundown I write songs I also record them to these cool things called CDs and put on concerts around the country And beyond To my great delight, I get to play in Europe every year or so I write books I just completed a four part fantasy series for young readers called the Wingfeather Saga The fourth and final book released in 2014, illustrated by Joe Sutphin I drew some of the pictures for the first three books but not the coolest ones I m the proprietor of the Rabbit Room, a community of songwriters, authors, and artists interested in storytelling, faith, and fellowship I m a proud member of the Square Peg Alliance, a happy band of singer songwriters who write together, tour together, and eat together I ve been married for nineteen years to Jamie, and we have three sweet children Aedan 15 , Asher 14 , and Skye 11 We live in a magical place we call the Warren, just south of Nashville.The common thread in all this is my love for Christ and his Kingdom, my belief in the power of story and art, and my need for family and community If I had to boil it all down, I d say this I want to use my gifts to tell the truth, and to tell it as beautifully as I can.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making
  • Andrew Peterson
  • 07 August 2017
  • 1535949023

10 thoughts on “ Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making

  1. says:

    I am always a bit sceptical about these sorts of books I generally like to read them after the author has died I have not been all that familiar with Andrew Peterson s works either I had heard a few songs and my son Andrew loved his Wingfeather Saga very much Even so this popped up on my radar and I decided to press buy now What a delightful surprise I so related to almost every word out of his mouth from the angst of knowing you should not be writing anything to the demand of your sou I am always a bit sceptical about these sorts of books I generally like to read them after the author has died I have not been ...

  2. says:

    I can t recall the first time I heard the name Andrew Peterson I m pretty sure it was from my friends Rusty and Sara Osborne who were already huge fans of his music and fantasy books It was some time later before I ever listened to one of his songs I didn t like it Sorry Andrew, if I ever get the honor of me...

  3. says:

    An interesting, honest exploration of the journey and processes of one of the most revered song story writers of our time.

  4. says:

    A delightful and deeply personal book from an artist I ve long appreciated.

  5. says:

    This book was a pure pleasure to read It s a casual stroll through Peterson s life, exploring the why and the how of creativity along the way The underlying premise of the book is that creativity is an act of worship Since we were made to glorify God, worship happens when someone is doing exactly what he or she was made to do In other words, our creative work is a doorway through which an audience walks and encounters whatever or whomever we worship Peterson is a humble guide which makes This book was a pure pleasure to read It s a casual stroll through Peterson s life, exploring the why and the how of creativity along the way The ...

  6. says:

    Rarely does a book serve as beautiful writing as well as a practical guide to accessing the creative person God has intended you to be Andrew Peterson has done it This has been an impactful book to help me in my times of being stuck creatively It is helping me to let go and allow God to work through the ideas He has given me For those who read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, ...

  7. says:

    Reads like an autobiography of Andrew Peterson, but with an emphasis on content creation As a preacher the application is very practical.

  8. says:

    Adorning the Dark is an Andrew Peterson memoir, and is certain to be a hit with fans of Andrew s music and books, especially if they want to knowof his story and the events that led him to where he is and helped him become the artist they know and love But this is also a book about creativity, a handbook for singer songwriters, authors, poets, and musicians The author uses his life as the basis for helping his readers understand...

  9. says:

    Andrew Peterson s book Adorning the Dark is not at all the kind of book that I normally read I found it very enjoyable though Peterson is a talented and transparent writer I first heard of Andrew Peterson through his wonderful song Is He Worthy and have listened toof his music since then I read the book simply because I recognized his name and wanted to hearof his story This book is part loose memoir and part semi organized philosophizing on Christian artistry and creativity I m Andrew Peterson s book Adorning the Dark is not at all the kind of book that I normally read I found it very enjoyable though Peterson is a talented and transparent writer I first heard of Andrew Peterson through his wonderful song Is He Worthy and have listened toof his music since then I read the book simply because I recognized his name and wanted to hearof his story This book is part loose memoir and part semi organized philosophizing on Christian artistry and creativity I missed a number of the references and connec...

  10. says:

    This book is an excellent book for any Christian who has a desire to create Andrew is very forthcoming with his own story, and I found his examples of his own struggles encouraging Creation takes work Creation isn t easy But creation is imperative because of whose we are.There were times throughout the book where I felt his prose fairly sang, as when he said, Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor too, by making worlds and works of beauty that blanket the earth This book is an excellent book for any Christian who has a desire to create Andrew is very forthcoming with his own story, and I found his examples of h...

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