Now, try to think about some tools from you kitchen. The catch is, the kitchen utensils must in some way be opposite of the garage tools.
If this sounds like a challenging and strange exercise, it is. And I love this kind of thing.
My new friend, Dave Harrity, has just released Making Manifest, a book that’s equal parts logic and poetry, thoughts and emotions, body and spirit. It’s a book that leaves a lot of space in the margins, because it’s in the margins that the magic happens.
So what exactly is Making Manifest? Dave says that it’s a “28-day devotional book grounded in the acts of writing, creativity, imagination, solitude, and community building, all designed to help you ‘re-vision’ the way you understand and interact with the kingdom of God.”
Now, I’m the kind of guy who hates, hates, hates devotionals. Of any kind. I haven’t found a good one yet. When I hear the word “devotional,” I yawn. I also hate “journaling.” I’ve never successfully journaled (which makes the existence of this blog all the more baffling.)
This is the kind of devotional that I can get into, the kind of journaling I can look forward to actually doing. It’s intellectual as well as spiritual. It’s concrete as well as abstract. It’s all about stretching your thinking and making some beauty manifest in your life through creativity. If you’re looking for something to help you refuel this summer (like I am), this is a great place to start. If you are looking for a new kind of spiritual practice, I can’t recommend this highly enough.
Today, I’m making it super easy for one person to win a copy of this excellent book! All you have to do to enter is tweet the following:
Make sure you bring a writing utensil – you’re going to be doing a lot of writing! Oh, and check out Dave’s organization, Antler, where you can learn more about creativity and spirituality.