Creative Arts

Art & The Bible Francis Schaeffer (IVP) Two short essays which have proven indispensable for Christian artists of all sorts. Wonderful!

Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith & Art Madeline L'Engle (NorthPoint Press) An exquisite essay by one of our finest writers in which she draws on her craft as novelist and poet. Basic and insightful.

State of the Arts: Gene Vieth (Crossway) Biblical study, art history and discussions of contemporary visual artists all set within a culturally-wise worldview.

It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God edited by Ned Bustard (Square Halo) A fabulous collection of thoughtful chapters by a variety of artists, who work in a variety of mediums, each talking about how to go about actually doing art from a Christian perspective.

Rainbows for a Fallen World Calvin Seerveld (Toronto Tuppance Press) Certainly one of the most widely respected writers about Christians in the arts, this eccentric book holds forth a vision of God's concern for nuance, suggestion, color and allusivity. Creatively written, serious and, at times, nearly stunning. Exceptional!

Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves: Alternative Steps in Understanding Art Calvin Seerveld (Hodder & Stoughton) A distinctively Christian approach to art history and the philosophy of art historiography. Mature, at times brilliant!