Thursday, February 11, 2016

Nonfiction Book Review: Art and Faith: Mixed Media Art with a Faith-Filled Message by Cherie Burbach

Book Description:
In Art and Faith, Cherie Burbach shares original mixed-media paintings that contain a positive, faith-filled message. There are times when a Bible verse you’ve read many times suddenly becomes clearer to you with a meaning and message you haven’t realized before. Many of the paintings in Art and Faith are inspired by a particular verse that stood out for a variety of reasons. Celebrate your faith with this collection of verses and art that represent hope and encourage belief.

My Review:
In reading through Art and Faith, I felt like I was having a conversation over a cup of coffee with Cherie. In her latest book, she writes about how her faith and the art she creates intersect and why this is such a joy. I've been an artist for many years but of late have been discouraged due to health issues. Yet, Cherie's gentle nudges to "use your creative gifts" encourages me. She says, "Creative gifts are all about God. He gives them to us, He likes to see what we do with them, and He gets satisfaction when we use them." I love that.

As much as I love Cherie's words about her faith, I am in awe of the artwork in this book. Page after page is filled with beautiful and inspiring mixed media. The colors pop from the pages. From her lovely bird paintings to the beautiful flowers, Cherie blends textures and words together to make a gorgeous array of artwork. My favorite print is on page 78. I guess you'll have to buy the book to find out which one that is. I received this book in exchange for a fair review.

You'll find more about Cherie at her website.

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