October is National Book Month, so I’ll be posting links to books for creatives, artists and worshipers the rest of September and throughout October!
Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for our Jewish and Messianic Jewish friends. So in honor of this holy day, I wanted to share several books that reveal Jesus Christ in the symbolism of several Jewish holidays.
Christ in the Feast of Pentecost by David Brickner and Rich Robinson, Christ in the Passover by Cecil & Moishe Rosen, and Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles by David Brickner are all books from Jews for Jesus. These books are designed to help you see the symbolism of each celebration with a view of Christ as Messiah.
These books are not only filled with rich research and revelation from scripture, they help us understand how God himself uses symbolism to point towards the future Messiah of Jews and Gentiles alike. As a worshiper, creative or artist, you understand the importance of symbolism in your own work and ministry. How much more “informed” will your artwork or ministry be if you understand more fully the beautiful symbolism found in scripture and the celebrations that God put forth in relationship with his chosen people?
All books are available on Amazon and are worth far more than the $11 cover price they fetch there! May you find them inspiring!!
Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody
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What 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.
Jody 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. She performs, teaches, choreographs, preaches, coordinates and leads workshops 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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