In this classic book, Madeleine L'Engle addresses the questions, What makes art Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian artist? What is the relationship between faith and art? Through L'Engle's beautiful and insightful essay, readers will find themselves called to what the author views as the prime tasks of an artist: to listen, to remain aware, and to respond to creation through one's own art.
When I discovered Walking on Water years ago, my creative self underwent a sort of liberation. I had always sensed that there was a wonderful connection between spirituality and creativity, but Madeleines insights about both of those worlds helped me claim with more confidence my own creative gifts. This is a wise and inspiring book that should be in every artists library. Vinita Hampton Wright, author of Grace at Bender Springs and Velma Still Cooks in Leeway
Once again, LEngle touches the deepest parts of our psyche and heart with her artists wand. She writes with an earthy rhythm that not only reveals the mysteries of our artistic natures, but also qualifies all along the way her inimitable wise-woman philosophies. LEngle s writing is Gods gift to a generation who needs to sit on a stump and lend an ear to what the right brain is saying to the left and to what the soul is saying to the heart. Walking on Water guides the wandering artist back to the Savior and says There, youve come home again where you belong! Patricia Hickman, award-winning author of Katrinas Wings
There are those who write about art-making as if they re detailing the techniques of a heart surgeon. Then there are those, like Madeleine LEngle, who simply show you their heart. Like the words of Jesus to the fisherman brothers, the words of Madeleine are follow me words. Through the pages of Walking on Water hungry, thirsty folks have been following for two decadesquickly recognizing that the reason Madeleine is worth following is that she follows Jesus. Charlie Peacock-Ashworth, record producer and author of At the Crossroads: An Insider's Look at Contemporary Christian Music
Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle was published by Waterbrook Press in April 2001 and is our 57204th best seller. The ISBN for Walking on Water is 9780877889182.