Friday, March 6, 2020

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About the Book

Book:  Welcome to the Shivoo
Author: Laura Bartnick
Genre:  Inspiration/Christian Living/Education
Release Date: January 1, 2020
Front Shivoo w Award SealDO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A CREATIVE, A WRITER, A MEMBER OF THE MAKER COMMUNITY?
In the beginning, God created. Should this matter?
Do you find incredible value in your creativity, that is, a reason for being and doing that you could never imagine giving up? Okay then. This book will inspire you to join a spiritual party like no other.
Perhaps you’ve heard that the impulse to create is a reflection of the Creator’s image in you and His will for you. Your impulse to create is paramount! The chapters in this book will provide you pages of new perspectives for evaluating your craft. It will help you communicate what you experience with others. It will transform your creative future. Motivation. Spiritual Gifts. God’s own blessing.
Click here to get your copy.


MY REVIEW

I must be one of those people who don’t understand some things at first. The book was so confusing I didn’t grasp what it was about till half way through the book. I do know that God created each of us with gifts. Sometimes we don’t have confidence to use them. Along the way I did feel the book repeated some points which was unnecessary. 

I know about creativity and how people struggle sometimes to shine in their gift. My husband is a very talented artist. He has air brushed murals for churches and homes. When I directed plays for Children’s Church he was my go to guy for sets. I have often seen him struggle with his gift and said he felt  like he wasn’t good enough. Some of the points the author makes are encouraging and I appreciate the scriptures she uses in the book. The author gives examples from the Bible of creative people and it was nice to see a different look at these people. 

At the end of the book I did feel encouraged and think the book would be a nice gift for someone. We all have gifts and God wants us to share those gifts to spread His Word. 


I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

About the Author

Laura BartnickBartnick has been a youth counselor with Youth for Christ, and a worship musician for many years. She is the managing partner of Capture Books, a small but mighty boutique Christian publishing group. She loves creativity and words. She loves to explore the deeper meaning of the things we casually say to one another, the things we write down.  She earned a double degree in Bible and Composition from Montana Bible College and Colorado Christian University and is a truth-seeker and recipient of God’s love.

More from Laura

ARE YOU A WRITER OR PART OF THE MAKER CULTURE?
This beloved book explains why it matters that “In the beginning, God created.”
A reader coined this title, “The Creator’s Manifesto.”
When you need to find the place of belonging as a creative, look no further than the heart of God. He’s the One Who formed you to be creative in talent, and adventurous in the wild unknown.
Welcome to the Shivoo! This party belongs to Someone bigger than you. Because you are created in God’s image and given specific creative gifts and a life of purpose, you are very special to Him.
Many creatives feel that there is a monkey on their backs, and sometimes that nagging feeling includes the doubt that maybe the terrible distraction is God Himself not wanting them to succeed as a writer or artist. Nothing is further from the truth.
This book is a party and a prayer for the creatives in town.
In Welcome to the Shivoo! creativity begins with the priorities of the greatest Creator, and in that sense of wonder, it moves us into a place of gratitude and thanksgiving.  Creativity always begins with a sense of wonder and awe, even a sense of meekness, “Can I do this?  I have to try…”  In Welcome to the Shivoo!, I try to show that God is the center of a creative’s world, and because of His love and goodness, we have a home and a place to belong. Creativity erupts from that place.
From there, the book shows how there is a Biblical theology for being creative and a means to thrive in creativity. It challenges Christians to be authentic, to focus, to communicate, and to transform.  It explains how there is a kingdom language we are charged to learn, as believers, and to use not in a sloppy way, but responsibly. And, it sends us off with an exuberant blessing to go create something and enjoy the process!

Blog Stops

Simple Harvest Reads, March 8 (Author Interview)
CarpeDiem, March 12
Emily Yager, March 14
Artistic Nobody, March 15 (Author Interview)
Moments, March 17

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Laura is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift certificate!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

3 comments:

  1. Your book sounds great and I'm glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

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  2. I liked the review, thank you.

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  3. Deana, Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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