Feeling a call to get back in touch with your creative side? Wondering how to encourage the burgeoning artists in your life? Raring to transform the dingy fellowship hall into an art gallery? Pick up Cindy West’s Saying Yes for some decidedly nonlinear inspiration.
This is not a step-by-step guide to developing an artistic worship ministry, but West’s anecdotes and occasional pointers will help motivate you in the right direction. Much deeper reflections on the connections between art and worship already have been penned; but someone preparing for the practicalities of leading artists, temperaments and all, into a collaborative worshiping community will find some insights here that L’Engle and Schaeffer never covered.
David C. Cook, August 2008, 211 pp., $13.99