As an artist, writer, and unwavering believer that there is an artist in each one of us wanting to emerge, express, and thrive, I was mesmerized and impressed by Matthew Fox’s Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet.

A mystic, Episcopal priest, and radical theologian, Dr. Fox explains how creativity is our true nature and how all of us are creative. He summarizes what creativity is, where it comes from, how to tap into it, and how it is ultimately the expression of the divine within (However you label “the divine” does not necessarily matter. Even if you are atheist, you are still creative, and this book still applies to you!).

In his book, he also examines the doctrines of Christianity: the creation story, the redemption of sins, and the Christ story including Easter in a fresh and rather invoking, mystical perspective as it relates to the creativity that we all possess. He concludes with a chapter explaining the hope that creativity brings to each of us and for our offspring.

I highly recommend Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet to any artist, musician, or writer. I recommend this brilliant piece of writing to anyone who is interested in a thorough view of the creative process and where it comes from. I would also recommend this reading to anyone who desires to learn more about the mystic, allegorical view of the Christian scriptures. I found his book quite engaging, easy to read, and very deep and profound. It challenged me to think about the role of creativity in my life.

Black Elk, Ancient Mesoamerican Poem

The true artist draws out all from his or her heart. The true painter is wise. God is in his heart. He puts divinity into things; he converses with his own heart.

A bit about the author, Matthew Fox:

Matthew Fox, head shot

Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest, and an activist who was a member of the Dominican Order for thirty-four years. He holds a doctorate (summa cum laude) in the History and Theology of Spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris.

Dr. Fox has written thirty books including Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion, The Reinvention of Work, The Hidden Spirituality of Men, and Christian Mystics. He is also the recipient of many awards for his work. Matthew Fox lives in California.

To learn more about Matthew Fox or to obtain a copy of Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet, visit matthewfox.org.

Posted by:Vilma Reynoso

Vilma Reynoso, aka Vilms, is a freelance writer, copywriter, lifestyle blogger, gardening aficionado, and whole-food enthusiast who writes about the human experience, self-growth, living creatively, great books, veganism, and the plant-based diet. She is the author of Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms. Her passion is to inspire others to live their best lives for a kinder, more compassionate world. To learn more about Vilma, visit her websites: www.vilmareynoso.com and www.veganspiritworldwide.com.

3 replies on “Book Review: Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet by Matthew Fox

  1. Hey there! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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