Bandersnatch: An Invitation to Explore Your Unconventional SoulErika Morrison
Break from the norm. Recover your identity. Express your creativity. Contemporary Christianity seems to be suffering from an epidemic of sameness. Uniformity. Monotony. Those trapped inside are often afraid to step beyond established norms and express their creativity, and ... Read More
Contemporary Christianity seems to be suffering from an epidemic of sameness. Uniformity. Monotony. Those trapped inside are often afraid to step beyond established norms and express their creativity, and those on the outside often see little that attracts them. Yet God, out of the abundance of his own creative force, made each one of us unique. Peculiar. Irreplaceable. So why so much pressure to conform?
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Sep 10, 2015
- UPC: 9780718036225
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 224
- Publish Date: Oct 6, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012130"
- ISBN: 0718036220
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- Very Needed in Our Church Culture / Helpful for a Creative Person Like Myself by Elizabeth on 11/13/2015
In full disclosure, I received a review copy of this book from Family Christian.
This book has helped me to tremendously. For years, I haven't felt accepted by the church. When I say 'the church' I mean pretty much any church. I've bounced from denomination to denomination, not sure of myself or anyone in it. I've tried nondenominational and interdenominational.
After reading this book though I realize two major things: I am in the process of learning who I am AND it is OK to be whatever I am within the context of Christianity.
I think many creative people don't know how to operate within modern Christianity, particularly in the United States. There really is a culture of conformity in most churches and so people who are on the fringe (in my words) or avant garde (in her words) get frustrated. I think often times they just leave church all together!
I also realize it's not the churches fault that things are this way! If you work on finding your identity in Christ and then you live in that, your contributions to your church community with naturally change things.
This book isn't just about church communities, but it's the context in which I found it to be the most useful. I also think this book allows creative Christians the ability to give themselves permission to be who they are. In general, I think we feel limited to follow a set of guidelines and it's not exactly how we were intended to live.