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The Storied Life

Christian Writing as Art and Worship
Jared C. Wilson
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When writers write, they are getting in touch with the image of God in them. This is true in some way of all artistry, but writers especially create worlds, characters, histories, and transformation--all ex nihilo ("out of nothing").

In The Storied Life, veteran author Jared C. Wilson explores the ins and outs of writers and writing, exploring the myriad ways the craft is more about transformation than simply communication. From decades of experience and with his signature wit, Wilson brings well-earned insight, autobiographical reflections, and meaningful meditations to the topic of writing as a way of life and as a way of worship, showing how the concept of Story--our personal stories and God's grand story of redemption--shapes fiction and non-fiction writers alike.

Chapters focus on topics like:

  • The liturgy of story.
  • Writing as a spiritual act.
  • Perseverance and endurance.
  • Writing as a calling.
  • Promotion, publishing, and platform.

Whether you're a long-time writer or a beginning author, a daily journaler or an occasional dabbler, The Storied Life will help you improve your craft. It will lead you to think more deeply about the disciplines and dispositions needed to write for transformation.

About the Author

Jared C. Wilson is assistant professor of pastoral ministry and author in residence at Midwestern Seminary, pastor for preaching and director of the pastoral training center at Liberty Baptist Church, and author of numerous books, including The Gospel-Driven Church, Gospel-Driven Ministry, and The Prodigal Church. He hosts the For the Church podcast and cohosts The Art of Pastoring podcast.

  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 224
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780310155737
  • Release: May 7, 2024