Sunday, May 31, 2009

Found Art

This is a plug for my very good friend, college roomate, and VB teammate.
Her name is Leeana (Miller) Tankersley and she has written a  book that you can pre-order on Amazon right now.  It looks like an amazing book, but she is an amazing gal.  She and her husband also have a blog about their twins (Luke and Lane).  Leeana has always been a person that makes me laugh in life, as well as makes me think deeply about life.  I am so proud of her.
So everyone, go order the book now.
And thanks to my great friend Ashley for filling me in on the pre-order!

The description on the book's back cover says:
Found Art is about seeing a certain beauty in an object, a beauty that isn’t inherently there on first glance. It requires vision, a look beyond what is to what could be. 

Navigating a relationship with God in the midst of chaos, confusion, and disappointment can be disorienting. And though glimpses of God appear here and there, more often readers face the frustrating inability to find him in the midst of any of it. 

But what if, like a found artist, God were busy creating something enduring from the scraps and the cast-offs? What if art is seen, not in spite of, but because of, the raw materials?
Through the lens of Ecclesiastes 3, Leeana Tankersley shows readers that sometimes they must let something die if they are ever going to be born again. Sometimes they must fight to keep their roots planted while life is trying desperately to uproot them. Sometimes they must mourn as grief is the only passage out of their pain. And sometimes they must go to war while in the very next moment they long for a day when peace is possible without it.

Any one of these scraps might be a discarded item, but collaged together, they become something entirely different. Art emerges from the carefully collaged odds and ends. God takes the unlikely moments of our lives and pieces them together into something of beauty and worth. 

(taken from Amazon)

Lee, I wish you all the best with this book, I can't wait to read it.


Art Teacher said...

I can't wait to read it either...sounds like my kind of book, good cover and everything!

Melanie said...

I thought about that too

J'Aime said...

i'm glad youposted the coverlet gives more life to the concept and it sounds just like something I would like to read. Thanks.
oh and jealous about the italy trip--will you be going alone to help when baby arrives? that's awesome and will be much appreciated. why are they in italy?