• Religion & Spirituality

    Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life & Faith: 21 Essays by Leading Artists

    Do you desire a deeper spiritual and creative life? Do you ever wonder how other artists navigate the ups and downs of a creative life? Tired of the Starving Artist myths and stereotypes? Is it really possible for artists to thrive?What happens when artists come out of isolation and into authentic Christian community? Find out in Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life, & Faith – 21 Essays from Leading Artists. Create is designed to inspire YOU as an artist and for art lovers in their creative journeys. Create offers authentic stories from artists of all creative disciplines. In a series of thought-provoking essays, 21 artists offer wisdom, insight and inspiration through their personal, professional and spiritual journeys. The authors share their unique and authentic challenges, the highs and lows, victories and failures, in pursuing their creative careers. Create brings together visual artists, dancers, illustrators, graphic designers, filmmakers, musicians, writers, poets and Broadway actors from across the country. Contributors include: Cameron Anderson, Steve Bjorkman, Sandra Bowden, Amick Byram, Michael Card, Tom Clark, Karen Covell, Cheryl Cutlip, Dean Del Sesto, Craig Detweiler, Wayne Forte, Dr. Colin Harbinson, Bruce Herman, Edward Knippers, Barry Krammes, Nick Macedo, Charlie Matz, Rory Noland, Joey O’Connor, Cindi Zech Rhodes, Denise Kufus Weyhrich. Get Create and keep creating. There’s a lot at stake…if you don’t create, who will? Create is also filled with beautiful artwork and photography. Over twenty-five paintings, illustrations and photos. Access to FREE RESOURCES and webinars from The Grove Center for the Arts & Media Read more
  • Religion & Spirituality

    The Longing: Embracing the Deepest Truth of Who You Are

    Do you know you are a chosen, loved and accepted child of God? Without consciously knowing the questions," says Joey O’Connor, "our hearts are asking, ‘Do I belong? Will people like me? Am I lovable? Will people accept me for who I am? Will I be chosen?’ Ever since we were children, our hearts have hungered to know whose we are." In The Longing, Joey O’Connor offers an uplifting, fresh view of God’s relentless love, giving you a whole new vision of how you see yourself and others. Your love and commitment to Christ will grow as a result. The Longing includes Book Club and Bible Study Leader Discussion Questions. You also receive access to free ebooks and webinars from The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, a Southern California arts non-profit organization founded by Joey O’Connor. The Grove Center for the Arts & Media exists to cultivate the spiritual life and creative work of artists.