We have a title! After much brainstorming, many emails back and forth, two title surveys, and further conversation and consideration, my publisher has settled on:
Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity.
Although I’m still working on the manuscript for Faith and Life Resources, they’ve already written the copy for their soon-to-be-released catalogue, so this is what I’m writing toward:
“Nurture your spirit with this dynamic, 12-session women’s Bible study. Spark thoughtfully takes you deep into the Bible, and unpacks stories of God’s creative spirit at work. Starting with the story of creation, author April Yamasaki helps you discover anew the joys of being made in the image of God, and encourages you to foster your own creativity as a divine gift.
Each session artfully brings biblical texts to life, encouraging you to uncover, develop, and embrace the gift of your own creativity.
These easy-to-use sessions help you connect with God—the source of our creativity. Topics focus on God as the original creator and artist in the creation story, Scripture as art in the poetry of the Psalms, the Holy Spirit as God’s creative power, and multiplying the creative gift, among others. The study concludes with a creative celebration of worship. All sessions and the worship guide are in one convenient guide, making this the perfect resource for women’s groups, Sunday school, or individual study.
Rediscover the joys of being created in God’s image and nurture your own creative spirit!”
I haven’t seen any cover art yet, but I’ll be excited to share that when it’s ready too!