A New Free Ebook! 7 HARD Questions for Every Artist

7HardQuestionsforEveryArtist-joLast year I wrote a blog post titled, “7 HARD Questions for Every Artist.” The post was designed to help all of us cultivate a more beautiful life. I don’t know about you, but the EASY questions never do much for me. Easy questions keep me in my comfort zones, never pushing or prodding me forward. Easy questions don’t lead to the thriving life I long for…

Since then, this 7 Questions post has become one of my most popular posts, so I decided to turn it into a short ebook as a tool to help artists, creative teams, worship teams and leaders of art retreats. Even if you’re not an artist, I think you will find it helpful. This free PDF workbook has fillable form fields to write your responses to each question. Or you can just print it off to take to your favorite park or lake.

After editing the 7 Questions and adding a bit more content, I hope this ebook helps you cultivate a more beautiful life. If you like it, feel free to share it with your friends. I’m making it available as one of many free resources we provide through The Grove Center for the Arts & Media.

Take some time alone with God or a few friends to talk through these 7 Questions. I’d love to hear what you learn and discover along the way.

Answering these questions my seriously improve the quality of your art and life!

Click here to get your free copy of 7 HARD Questions for Every Artist.

Question: What did you discover as you answered the 7 Questions?

I’d love to hear what you’re learning!

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Introducing Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life & Faith for the iPad, Kindle & Nook

[A]fter two and a half years of working with 21 artists, I’m very happy to announce the official launch of our dynamic new video ebook optimized for the iPad, Kindle & Nook. It’s called Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life & Faith. Create offers essays, artwork and video from 21 artists. Yes, 21 artistic points of view. My design team and I think it’s a compelling product worth your attention. If you have a love for story, art and a desire to see the arts flourish in the Church for this world, I think you’re really going to enjoy Create. For many years, I had this idea stuck in the back of my head, “How could we help and inspire artists who were struggling in their creative lives by offering hope and perspective through the stories of other artists? As artists, how could all of us better learn to integrate our art, life and faith? What if there was a good book or tool just to nudge us all a bit further down the path?”  So after six REJECTIONS from publishers, I could have easily thrown in the towel and said to myself…

Joey Recommends Michael Hyatt’s E-Book: Writing a Winning Book Proposal

Welcome to Joey Recommends! This is a new video series where I personally recommend some of my favorite writing tools, books, movies and creative resources to help you in your personal and professional life. If you’re a writer or aspiring author, you might have missed my post a couple months when I recommended Michael Hyatt’s, Writing a Winning Book Proposal. Michael Hyatt’s eBook is an excellent resource to help you understand all the necessary steps you need to take to develop a clear, concise and cleanly written book proposal that will help you land that book contract with a traditional publisher. Whether your passion is fiction or non-fiction, here’s what I love about this great writing tool…