The Imagination of God

  • by Brian Godawa
  • Narrated by Brian Godawa
  • 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Artist and screenwriter Brian Godawa used to revel in his ability to argue the truth of the gospel, often crushing his opponents in the process. In time, however, he began to realize that winning an argument about the logic of Christianity did not equal persuading people to follow Jesus. What was missing?
Through prayer and searching the scriptures, Godawa realized that while God cares deeply for rationality, propositional statements were not the only tools he used to reach people with his truth. In fact, Godawa discovered that storytelling, visual images, and other kinds of art were central to God's communication style because they could go places reason could never go: into the imagination and the heart.
In his refreshing and challenging book, Godawa helps you break free from the spiritual suffocation of intellectual faith. Without negating the importance of reason and doctrine, Godawa challenges you to move from understanding the Bible "literally" to "literarily" by exploring the poetry, parables and visual art found in God's word. Weaving historical insight, pop culture and personal narrative throughout, Godawa reveals the importance God places on imagination and creativity in the Scriptures, and provides a biblical foundation for Christians to pursue imagination, creativity, beauty, wonder and mystery in their faith.
For any Christian who wants to learn how to communicate and defend the Gospel in a postmodern context, this book will help you find a path between the two extremes of intellectualized faith and anti-intellectual faith by recovering a biblical balance between intellect and imagination.

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Art is important and necessary!

I feel like I've been waiting for this book all my life. Their are so many misconceptions on the role of creativity and its relationship with the Christian faith. Godawa's contribution to this rarely had conversation is encouraging to say the least! This book shows not only that we should be empowered as believers to put out great pieces of Art but also the importance art plays in our society as a whole. Every creative person, especially those of faith, needs to read this book!
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- Marshall

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2016
  • Publisher: Embedded Pictures Press