Finally, I recommend “A Creative Church’ because there are moments in history that are used to explain and support the renewal of the arts in the church. Todd Smith uses real people and their stories, and their experience with arts in the church. The greatest part about the book is that Todd Smith used his own life, and his own life experiences to express the necessity of arts in the church, and how it can truly effect someone’s life. Smith states that he dreamed of having a large group of talented dancers that traveled the world to spread God’s word through dance. Eventually Todd Smith joined Youth with a Mission where he began to travel the world and spread the gospel, and he was able to start recruiting gifted dancers. Through the dancers’ performance many were able to see the truth of God (37-39). God uses people in many ways, and God was able to use Todd Smith to spread Gods words. Smith also uses moments in history to show the importance of arts in the church. Smith talks about one of the largest events in the renewal of the arts which was when John Heyl Vincent and Lewis Miller created a summer camp that would help train Sunday school teachers (12). Smith using exact moment in history helps the reader to better understand the renewal of art in the church.
Call it Grace is by Unspoken, on of my favorite bands. Call it Grace talks about how much God truly loves us and that no matter how far we stray from him, and no matter what we do he will always forgive us ad welcome us with open arms.
“A Creative Church” is a great read for anyone; even if they are not into art. Todd Smith does a wonderful job of explain the necessity of art in the church. Smith is able to execute this so well because he clearly explains why arts are needed in the church, he establishes different ways to glorify God through art, and he uses real people, including himself, and real moment in history that show the renewal of art in the church.