This is a great read! I highly recommend it if you need encouragement to start creating or persist with your passion.
It's quick to read - the emphasis is on inspiring you to get going, you're not going to spend a week reading this book wishing you were writing your own instead.
Altrogge's approach is that God is the ultimate creator and we bear his creativity as those made in his image. Whoever we are and whatever we do, we are creative. The book is designed to encourage you to pursue creativity in whatever way that means for you and to do it for God's glory and not to get weighed down by worrying about pleasing people.
I found this uplifting, warm and easy to read. I liked the questions at the end of each chapter and will return to them again to reflect and be inspired.
I came to this book feeling discouraged and disillusioned and finished it feeling I had a new perspective on my creativity and inspired to keep going with less pressure and more joy. I would suggest this to anyone who wants a bargain book that will take about 30 minutes to read and will leave them feeling ready to create and excited about pleasing God through it.
Stephen Altrogge wants every Christian to flex their creative muscle. He begins by encouraging us to create by showing this is part of being made in the image of God. He then gives proverbs-like advice on how to keep going in our creativity, tackling a number of key issues such as fear of man, dealing with critiquing and being lazy.
It's only short but it covers the ground well. I can't really think of anything that would be worth adding. My only criticism is that I'd like to have a print copy of the book rather than only an Amazon copy. But all in all, a very good book.
If you are not Christian this book will not hep you as most of its motivating arguments are based around your wanting to serve God with creativity. If you are religious then I expect this book may be very helpful to you. however, this book doesn't cater for everyone sadly as its nicely written and fairly witty.