Create vs. Copy

Today S Leaders Simply Can T Succeed Without Putting Creativity In Their Toolbox.If You Don T Think You Re Creative, That May Sound Discouraging But Take Heart Creativity Can Be Taught And Practiced, And Create V Copy Shows You How.This Short, Punchy Book Explores Various Aspects Of Creativity And Imagination And Leads You Toward A Healthy, Confident, Innovative Life Mindset It Celebrates The Good News Of Your God Given Capacity To Create And Helps You Harness It To Take Charge Of Your Life, Navigate Changing Times, And, Ultimately, Flourish And Succeed Having Traveled To Dozens Of Countries, Founded The Leading International Conference On Justice And Theology, And Collaborated With Scores Of Nonprofits, Wytsma Is Uniquely Fit To Help Us Be Culture Shapers In A World Of Global Change He Blends Theology, History, And Cultural Observation To Show Us What Being God S Creative Image Bearers Might Look Like Today.Whether You Re A Parent, CEO, Pastor, Or Politician, This Fresh Look At Contemporary Leadership Will Challenge The Way You View Your Position Of Influence, And It Will Equip You To Adapt And Thrive In Our Perplexing Yet Exciting Cultural Climate.Create vs. Copy

Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur respected for his insight and collaborative spirit He is the president of Kilns College, where he teaches courses on philosophy and justice He is the founder of The Justice Conference an annual international conference that introduces men and women to a wide range of organizations and conversations relating to biblical justice and God s

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  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • Create vs. Copy
  • Ken Wytsma
  • 19 July 2019
  • 9780802413499

10 thoughts on “Create vs. Copy

  1. says:

    I was at my church s annual conference having a little downtime between sessions when I came upon this book As a person with a passion for creative ministry, I picked it up instantly and it did not disappoint This book is a lot than just a book on art and ministry It is about bringing our best gifts to the Lord in whatever area He is calling us to The author deals with everyth...

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    Why I Choose this Book It s about being creative The title drew me in and made me curious What I Thought About this Book There were some elements of this book that I really liked, and several of the chapters hit the four star mark I especially liked how the author pointed out that God is creative and that we are created in His image and are supposed to live creatively The first time I heard that concept about five years ago , I was shocked and delighted To think of creating as a way that we can be like our heavenly Father is amazing I still enjoy pondering that idea I think that somewhere the author mentions he didn t write this book for artists, and I really got that vibe I was imagining something whimsical and thought provoking and, well, now that I think about it, probably something that wasn t as practical as Create Vs Copy It wasn t that there was anything wrong with the book, but I didn t click with the author and there were times I felt like I was sloshing through the words The book was focused on the theoretical side of creativity than I was prepared for It s kinda like finding a suit when you d been prepared...

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    I think this book would be best read as a team, with a common goal in mind I think it needs to be treated much as a workbook of sorts than a book to be read in one s spare time The questions at the end of each chapter need to be read and thought about and answered and discussed, and the ideas in the book need to be applied to practical situations in life I am going to try to take my team at work through this book, and I am really curious what will come of it I might have a revised review to come down the road.As a book to just read through alone for pleasure, insight, learning, etc, I didn t love this one whereas I really enjoyed Ken s first two books The format of this one at first glance was exciting, as it seemed like it would make it easier to read quickly and stay tuned in, but in actuality, to me, the choppiness and ...

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    Phenomenal book As clich as it sounds, Ken put to words all of the thoughts that I have had in my brain for years.The Bible begins with, God created the heavens and the earth God then spent a week continuing to create our world Because creativity was God s first task, Ken makes the connection to say that we were made to create Creativity doesn t have to end in a beautiful, perfect result because creativity in itself is all that is required We were wired to create from the beginning.In 2014, my word of the year was creativity I taught myself how to play guitar, made some short videos, painted wall quotes, sang, directed my first full length theatrical production, and This book solidifies my beliefs that creativity is necessary to life and that God desires for us to create I have used excerpts of this book in my s...

  5. says:

    Create vs Copy had some great lines and really great ideas, but as most nonfiction books, seemed about 50 pages too long It seemed to be a bit repetitive towards the end Overall, a fast read worth a lazy afternoon of your time.

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    Note This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers All thoughts and opinions are my own I have a sort of love hate relationship with this author s work 1 , and this book is no different On the one hand, I really love what the author chooses to write about I know that he and I have an interest in similar topics ranging from justice to practical Christian living to the paradoxical nature of God s workings to the theological significance of creativity Yet although I love the topics that the author writes about, he has an infuriatingly superficial and ephemeral approach to so much of what he writes about, and this book is no different there either If I were an adherent to the social gospel like the author was, and if I had the same sort of love for pop culture reference and an avoidance of what was lasting and eternal about human nature in exchange for that which was shiny and new and temporary, I would like this book a lot It appears as if the author wants to write about significant things, but he does not have an understanding about what remains true regardless of cultural trends and so he does not write in such a way that will help him and his works to last, which is probably why he thinks himself an expert on Christianity despite living in one of the most unchurched areas of the United States.This book of a bit under 200 pages is divided into two parts After a short introduc...

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    If I were to copy anyone, I d copy Ken Wytsma He is lead pastor of Antioch in Bend, Oregon, president of Kilns College where he teaches philosophy and justice , creative advisor for non profits and founder of the Justice Conference Additionally, he is the author of three great books His latest, Create vs Copy , digs deep into the theology and practice of creativity So yeah, I m overawed and would love to copy Wytsma Only I couldn t and shouldn t.Create vs Copy doesn t have much to say about copying, outside its introduction and first chapter SPOILER ALERT don t do it Wytsma s focus is on creating Creativity leads us to blazes trails, innovate, and try new things 14 Copying does not although there is space for creative borrowing.The book unfolds in two parts Part one presents a theology of creativity Part two explores the practices which bring creativity to life Of course it isn t quite that neat Wystma s thoughtfulness about the why behind the creative process underpins his practical suggestion practice bleeds out of his theology The whole book is an invitation toward creative action Here is a closer look at what to expect Part 1 In chapter one, Wytsma quotes Genesis 1 27, observing the one aspect of God s nature described in the verse is this God creates 24 So Wytsma identifies creativity as part of what it mean...

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    Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur respected for his insight and collaborative spirit He is the president of Kilns College, where he teaches courses on philosophy and justice He is the founder of The Justice Conference an annual international conference that introduces men and women to a wide range of organizations and conversations relating to biblical justice and God s call to give our lives away.Ken is a consultant and creative advisor to nonprofits and a sought after speaker on justice, church and culture A church planter and lead pastor at Antioch Church, Ken lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife, Tamara, and their four daughters.Ken is the author of, Pursuing Justice The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things, The Grand Paradox The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith, and Create vs Copy Embrace Change Ignite Creativity Break Through with Imagination See at of the information above has been copied from Ken s website.I have been described as a visionary, so I was excited about Ken Wytsma s new book, Create VS Copy Embrace Change Ignite Creativity Break Through With Imagination The book is separated into two parts, Thinking about Creativity, and Practicing Creativity Thinking about Creativity contains four chapters, To Create is Div...

  9. says:

    A few years ago I was invited to do a review for a book from an author I had never heard of, but the subject was an important one to me, so I read it The book was called Pursuing Justice by Ken Wytsma and it turned out to be hands down the best book I have ever read on the subject of justice, and it is no question a must read on the subject.So, when I was recently invited to review Wytsma s newest book Create vs Copy, I was than happy to get involved Wytsma who lives in Bend, Oregon wears many hats on top of being an author his other books include Pursuing Justice The Grand Paradox He is the founder of the Justice Conference, the founding pastor of Antioch Church, and the president of Kilns College Create vs Copy is divided into two parts the theology of creativity and the practice of creativity To be clear this book is not just for those who consider themselves to be creative or artistic , it is for anyone and everyone who wants to live out their God given calling to create and make a redemptive difference in all corners of life from your home, to your neighborhood, to your business, to your church, to your band, the list goes on and on.I especially appreciated chapter six on imagination innovation and chapter seven on inten...

  10. says:

    Initially I declined to sign up for the free, advanced copy book review, despite having done reviews for Ken s other two books both of which I recommend While I write fairly often, at least as of late, I don t think I have ever assigned the tag of creative to myself However, after seeing him continue to mention it on Twitter, I acquiesced I am thankful I did.First off, aesthetically, this is a well done book Small but not overly so, with excellent attention to detail from the typography to the illustrations Though, a coworker joked that I was reading a picture book However I got to explain it and he seemed intrigued Second, the content is solid With finishing this book, I must say I am continuously enriched by what Ken has to say Through the whole first half he expounds on the theology of creativity From the beginning, or as we call it, creation, to the present act of creating us, and to the end, with the creation of the new heavens and earth, an in depth biblical study is evident However, as I mentioned, I have never pegged myself as a creative With this book, I believe I may change my thought on that with the quote that Artistic ability is a talent some possess Creativity is a human trait While some may see it as semantics, the truth is we are always creating As he lists, we create everything from ideas to...

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