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Number of Pages: 216
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
"Were all improvisers," says MaryAnn McKibben Dana, whether we realize it or not.
In this book McKibben Dana blends personal stories, pop culture, and Scripture into a smart, funny, down-to-earth guide to the art of living. Offering concrete spiritual wisdom through seven improv principles, she helps readers become more awake, creative, resilient, and ready to playeven (especially) when life doesnt go according to plan.
author of The Irrational Jesus: Leading the Fully Human Church
"Life happens. Living well means improvising, which is a craft that can be practiced and honed. In MaryAnn McKibben Dana we have the gift of an honest, playful, and deeply wise guide. In this book you will find practical insight drawn from the world of improv, tested in the crucible of pastoral ministry, and engagingly told in story after story."
filmmaker, comedian with The Second City
"This spiritual guide explores a world of universe-expanding possibility through the simple act of uttering the word yes."
coauthor of Rule #2: Dont Be an Asshat: An Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children
"McKibben Dana artfully, tenderly, and prophetically challenges us all to embrace the idea that it is precisely by experiencing and sharing vulnerability and a lack of control with others that we meet God. Her God, Improv, and the Art of Living is a gift for those who dare to step into this holy improv space and risk the possibilities."
CEO of DuMore Improv
"Like me, MaryAnn has discovered the intersection of improvisation and the divineand she shares it beautifully in her writing!"
director of NEXT Church
"Insightful and truthful. . . . Offers a fresh perspective on the profound freedom and gift of saying YES to life and God."
author of Birthed: Finding Grace through Infertility
"Are you at a place in life where you feel stuck? If so, this wise and humorous book by MaryAnn McKibben Dana is exactly what youve been searching for! Ill be recommending God, Improv, and the Art of Living to every person in my life who finds themself in an unexpected transitionand isnt that all of us at some point?"