Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #110 — Beautiful Bible

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St Johns BibleThe St. John’s Bible is masterful work of art and a wonderful work of God! It’s a Christian artist’s dream as far as Bibles go! In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. Seven volumes later and the project was complete! I love what Jackson says about the process of working on this project:

“The continuous process of remaining open and accepting of what may reveal itself through hand and heart on a crafted page is the closest I have ever come to God.”

You can view images of this BEaUtiful Bible on the site. Copies, prints and notecards are also available. I have a copy of the Psalms and I can attest to its wonderful artistry!

Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody

P.S. Missed previous posts? Click here.

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Create-A-DayWhat is Create-A-Day?  Just as One-A-Day® Vitamins help restore the nutrients we deplete in our bodies, so too do we need to refill, replenish and renew our creative souls. In 2015, watch for daily* posts to undergird your ministry; lead you to resources to nurture the creative spirit within; and draw you more deeply in worship of Jesus Christ. My goal is to provide you, the creative Christian, with over 250* resources to help you develop your ARTistry, CREATivity & capacity for BEaUty. Books, worship arts ministries, video series, websites, conferences—all geared towards artists, creatives, worshipers and people serving in worship and creative arts ministries. So, visit my blog every day* to see what creative resource I’ve hunted down for you. You can stay connected by following me on Twitter or Facebook. Or better yet, sign up to receive email updates by clicking the button to the left. We’ll watch the resources pile up as the year unfolds!
* I am a proponent of family time and Sabbath rest so don’t look for posts on weekends or Holidays.
God's Creative Gift by Jody ThomaeJody Thomae is the author of God’s Creative Gift—Unleashing the Artist in You, a devotional book with Bible studies to nurture the creative spirit within and to serve as a resource for creative Christians, artists, musicians and worshippers. She has been involved in worship arts ministry since 1997, coordinating artistic involvement in church services and regional worship events through dance, drama, poetry and fine arts and has had the opportunity toperform, teach, choreograph, preach, coordinate and leadJodyThomaeCDcoverart_FA_printworkshops in the area of creativity, spirituality and embodied prayer. She has also recently released a devotional CD, Song of the Beloved. Her passion is for the revelation of God to be made more real through the prophetic use of the arts in church and formational ministry. It is her desire to portray the message of Christ’s desperate and unfailing love for His people to help sustain the hearts of the broken and weary. Life scriptures include Psalm 27; Isaiah 50:4-7; and Zephaniah 3:14-17.
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3 thoughts on “Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #110 — Beautiful Bible

  1. Carol Leonard

    The print is so small and I don’t seem to have a way to enlarge it. Can you include clicking on a message to enlarge it, please? Thanks!

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    From: God’s Creative Gift — Unleashing the Artist in You [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 8:09 AM To: jsttp5@bex.net Subject: [New post] Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #110 – Beautiful Bible

    Jody Thomae posted: “The St. John’s Bible is masterful work of art and a wonderful work of theology! It’s a Christian artist’s dream as far as Bibles go! In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written,”

    • Hi Carol, not sure why the print is so small. Two things to try: 1. Hit “Command” and “+” sign at the same time and see if that helps. You can keep doing that until it’s large enough OR 2. There should be a link that is highlighted or perhaps the Title is highlighted in a different color? Try clicking on that and see if it takes you directly to the post. Let me know if that helps. Blessings, Jody

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