In 2012, a dear friend introduced me to a book that would completely change the direction of my life and ministry… The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom by Christine Valters Paintner. It was in this incredible book that I first discovered Benedictine Spirituality, monasticism, contemplative art and so many other things. Words escape me when trying to describe the impact Christine, her ministry and writings have had on my life.
Christine’s beautiful book is perfect for individual or group study. The 12 week format provides in-depth application of Benedictine principles to our creative gifts. Each week’s lesson offers a variety of ways to learn about and express your contemplative art from Lectio Divina; teachings from the monastic fathers; visual, movement or voice explorations; poetry writing or guided meditation. The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom is rich beyond measure with ways to expand your creative abilities and deepen your walk with God. If you are new to Benedictine Spirituality there is no better place to start!