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Gently Awakened: The Influence of Faith on Your Artistic Journey Paperback – May 13, 2013

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2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medal Winner - Christian Non Fiction
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Gently Awakened converts the hearts of readers as it covers deep terrain of faith, theology, salvation, beauty, and creativity in an engaging and personal manner.  This is a book that needed to be written and should be widely read."--Marisa Martin, columnist, World Net Daily; visual artist

"Sara has captured the struggle and answer for the journey of every creative person. In relating her own struggle, she brings to life what is both unique and similar for every artist. She does not dodge the deep questions of purpose, money, and fear.

She reveals the answers by lavishing us with her own gift of creative writing, especially her poetry. Travel on her journey with tears, laughter, and admiration. It will strengthen your resolve to rely on the Creator of our gifts and to use those gifts for the benefit of all."
-Dr. Pete Deison, founder, Park Cities Presbyterian Art Festival


"Gently Awakened is Sara Joseph's story, but it is also truth for you as an artist to read, consider, and then act on yourself. Sara shares personal experiences and challenges as a professional artist, yet relates them directly to scripture. Her poetry, painting, and sculpture will challenge the reader. This makes a fun, yet challenging, read. I read this with a pencil in hand, marking spots of insights, for me to stop, ponder, pray, and act on myself.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Deep River Books LLC (May 13, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 255 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1937756874
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1937756871
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
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Sara Joseph is a sculptor and visual artist, who sculpts in polymer clay and paints in oil, watercolors, acrylics and mixed media. Her artworks are in numerous corporate and private collections around the world.

Born in India, her early art training exposed her to the artistic traditions and rigor of the East. She immigrated to the United States with her husband, Jacob, and raised two sons, Johann and Reuben. A former co-owner of Artists' Showplace Gallery in Dallas, Texas, she is currently the web author of Christian Artist Resource, an online resource for Christian artists internationally, as well as a changing gallery of contemporary Christian art.

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