Life After Art by Matt Appling – Book Review
I believe you are creative – whether or not you have an artistic bone in your body. I believe you have the potential to do great things. I believe that when you use your creativity, you reflect the image of God, the Creator.
The question is, do you believe these things?
If so, you will love Matt Appling’s first book, Life After Art. If not, you need to read it!
Life After Art is about creativity – life – faith – and a whole lot more. It’s about losing and rediscovering ourselves. It’s about what happens when we move from the kindergarten art room – where we blossom as creative risk takers who revel in art and play – to elementary and high school – where we become self-conscious slackers, driven by peer pressure, content to do just enough to get by – to adulthood, where our dreams and passions slowly become buried under the grind and pressures of daily living.
Life After Art describes what happens when we grow up – then guides us back to the kindergarten art room, where we can rekindle our passions and revive our souls. It teaches us how to relearn all of the important lessons that we have forgotten and so desperately need to remember. It shows us how to create beauty in a world filled with ugliness. It implores us to stop being satisfied with the status quo and to start aiming for something extraordinary!
Life After Art embodies all of the life lessons that Matt Appling wants his art students to remember long after they leave his classroom – and imparts wisdom we need to remember, too!
Matt challenges us with the really important questions we need to ask ourselves about our lives – and in the process, inspires us with stories of some of the best creative minds who have influenced our generation.
- What kind of legacy are you building?
- What would you like your life to mean when it is over?
- Are you creating with intentionality?
Sometimes, you come across a book you wish that everyone could read. Life After Art is one of those books. I thoroughly enjoyed Life After Art – and look forward to more books from this author!
If you purchase Life After Art, e-mail your receipt to the following e-mail address to receive three additional free resources from Matt and Moody Publishers (the deluxe e-book with bonus chapter, the Life After Art Field Guide, and the Art of Storytelling): firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
Life After Art – Book Trailer
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About Matt Appling
Matt Appling, the man behind Life After Art, wears many hats!
By day, he is a Pre-K through Grade 6 Elementary Art Teacher and High School Art History teacher. When school is out, this seminary-educated pastor leads a house church, blogs at The Church Of No People, and contributes to Prodigal Magazine.
For More Information:
- Visit Matt Appling’s Website
- Visit Matt’s Blog – The Church Of No People
- Connect With Matt On Twitter
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