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I heard a well-known Christian musician say at a concert that God was in the business of fixing broken people. I went home and thought about that for a while, and I came to a different conclusion... That different conclusion, reached by singer/songwriter Bob Kilpatrick, has some interesting and exciting applications for re-thinking what it means to be a Christian. Rather than casting God in the usual role as architect and great mechanic of the universe, Kilpatrick instead paints a portrait of God as an artist---passionate, visionary---who considers humankind his masterpiece. God doesn't see Christians as broken beings chugging along in a fixed-up life. He sees us as new creations, whole, complete, and a stunning part of his creative process. It's a powerful perception of God, one that determines how much we understand and enjoy God, which, in turn, affects the entire course of our lives. We'll stop perceiving God based on what we lack, what we need repaired, and how weak we are, and come to know God as a creator who sees each one of us as a work of beauty and value. If we believe our relationship with God is one of artist/masterpiece/creative process, then we have every reason to rejoice in every stage of that process. The Art of Being You offers every reason to believe that God is preparing us for an amazing heavenly display.
Bob Kilpatrick has been a professional musician and minister for more than thirty years and has written many songs, including the classic worship songs 'In My Life, Lord, Be Glorified' and 'Here Am I (Send Me to the Nations).' Bob speaks at hundreds of events around the world each year and has produced recordings for artists such as Phil Keaggy and Randy Stonehill. He also writes a popular column for Christian Musician magazine and his radio program, Time Out, reaches 4 million people each week. He and his wife, Cindy, have five grown children and live in Fair Oaks, California.
Joel Kilpatrick is the founder of the religion satire website LarkNews.com and has been profiled in Christianity Today and Time. He earned an MS in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School in 1995 and won the Christian industry's top humor award from the Gospel Music Association in 2005. He has authored and coauthored many books, including the satirical A Field Guide to Evangelicals and Their Habitat.