-- Eugene Cho, founder, One Day's Wages, Author, Overrated: Are We More in Love With the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?
Theologically grounded and practical in application, Create vs. Copy will inspire you to explore your God-given gift of creativity. Drawing on his experience as a social entrepreneur, church planter, and justice advocate, Ken is the right person to help each of us uncork our creative spirit.
-- Peter Greer, president and CEO, HOPE International and coauthor of Mission Drift
Ken is one of the most creative guys I know, and he's written another terrific book--this time about the power of our imaginations to shape our lives, our world, and our faith.
-- Bob Goff, author, Love Does, founder, Restore International
Creativity is much lauded today, but too often is mistaken for mimicry. In this punchy and powerful book, Ken Wytsma steers us away from the contemporary cult of constant copying and plugs us into the source of all originality--the Creator himself. Create vs. Copy is an essential resource for anyone engaged in partnering with God as He re-creates the world.
-- Mark Sayers, pastor of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia, and author of Facing Leviathan
In Create vs. Copy, Ken Wytsma has accomplished something significant. He provides principles for thinking theologically about creativity and practical insights for leveraging imagination and innovation in all of life. This book will help you think and dream in whole new ways. I highly recommend it.
-- Stephan Bauman, president and CEO, World Relief, author, Possible: A Blueprint for Changing How We Change the World.
If you want to find your life, lose it. If you want to be great, become the least. . . . At the heart of the Christian faith there is a grand paradox, but it requires imagination if we are to have eyes to see and ears to hear. Ken Wytsma refuses to see the world in black and white. Create vs. Copy is an invitation to live in full color.
-- Shane Claiborne, author, activist, recovering sinner redletterchristians.org
Creating is one of the most healing things we can do for ourselves and for this world. Yet it is inherently difficult. Ken walks with us in this tension, helping us recognize our own creative spirit and honor the creative spirit of others, so we can better lead, love, parent, play, and exercise the Spirit of God in us. Weneed this book.
Create vs. Copy masterfully articulates the nuanced realities of creativity through the lens of theology and practice. Ken rightly compels us to embrace the redemptive purpose and power of creativity in a world that desperately longs for its presence.
-- Charles Lee, CEO of Ideation and author of Good Idea. Now What?
In Create vs. Copy Ken brings his unique integrationist approach straight to the heart of leadership and influence in a way that is sure to reform leader toolkits across many platforms and excite a generation of would-be leaders to lean heavy into their imaginations and creativity as they breathe life into the world.
-- Leroy Barber, cofounder of The VOICES Project and author of Everyday Missions
From the Back Cover
Create vs. Copy will equip you to do just that. Exploring the theory and practice of creativity, imagination, and innovation, Ken shows you how to:
- Cultivate a creative mindset in life and leadership
- Approach problem solving with greater imagination
- Rediscover why you do what you do and how to do it better