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Musing Mondays (June 9)

June 9, 2014

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing:

I bought a few new books, the other day, when I went shopping with my mom & daughter. We hit up the local Christian bookstore — which is closing, and had 60% off sales — and I got:

Why Should Someone Do Business With You?: Rather Than Someone Else – Sam Geist
Inside My Heart: Guided Journal – Robin McGraw
The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life Into a Work of Art – Erwin Raphael McManus

I’m most excited for that last one! Here’s the description {from}:

McManusErwinR_TheArtisanSoulIn The Artisan Soul, Erwin Raphael McManus, author, thought leader, and founder of MOSAIC in Los Angeles, pens a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance. McManus not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence, but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art.  There are no shortcuts to quality, and McManus celebrates the spiritual process that can help us discover our true selves.

McManus demonstrates that we all carry within us the essence of an artist.  We all need to create, to be a part of a process that brings to the world something beautiful, good, and true, in order to allow our souls to come to life.  It’s not only the quality of the ingredients we use to build our lives that matter, but the care we bring to the process itself.  Just like baking artisan bread, it’s a process that’s crafted over time.  And God has something to say about how we craft our lives.  With poignant, inspirational stories and insights from art, life, history, and scripture interspersed throughout, McManus walks readers through the process of crafting a life of beauty and wonder.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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  1. ladyambrosiaj permalink

    Here is my muse this week:

  2. I love the new header–Bring On Summer!!!
    Here’s my musing for this week–

  3. II do find your comments, and articles about books very interesting, and the fact that you read Christian books as well, is inspirational to me, as I am a long-time Christian (50 years of my nearly 64 years. Thank y!oingou and keep g

  4. I love book sales, but it’s so sad to see stores closing.

    What a great banner. Makes me feel like I’m at the beach.

    Here’s my musing:

  5. I still feel a little intimidated by all of your self improvement books. Here is my musing:

  6. Kwizgiver permalink

    Love the new header! The chairs are so inviting.

    Here’s my musing: (including a shout out to you, MizB!!)

  7. Love the chairs!!! Here’s my Monday Musings – Happy Monday!!!

  8. I really like the cover of the Artisan Soul! Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s Bookmunchies’ Musing (:

  9. I wish I was in one of those chairs on the beach, reading!
    Ahhh… I can hear the waves now. ~Jax

    Here’s our post:

  10. Love your new header! Here’s MUSING MONDAYS POST”

  11. I really need to go to a bookstore and feed my addiction! Here’s my Musing Monday post:

  12. Sounds like you got some interesting books! I also discuss the new books I bought:

  13. Here my MM this week:

    Happy reading!

  14. Luving the fresh header ! cheery summer invitation =)
    and I’d be as excited about McManus’ book as you – great find !
    I’ve got some garage sale finds from Saturday on my post today as well… delish vintage ++

  15. I agree with pretty much everyone about the header. It’s so summer.
    Here’s mine. This week I’m discussing explicitness in books.

  16. Thanks to all for the comments about the header picture! (found on Google Images).

    I’m ready for summer, too — needed something more bright & colorful up there! ;)


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