The Heart of the Artist meets the needs of artists in today's church offering wisdom and insight into dealing with the most common struggles they face and giving guidance for how they can develop the character qualities needed for effective service in the church. Discover How to Flourish as an Artist in the Church. Over 150,000 Copies Sold. God is interested in your art and your heart. The Heart of the Artist, now in an updated second edition, deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces, including: Servanthood versus stardom Excellence versus perfectionism Handling criticism Jealousy and envy Managing your emotions The spiritual disciplines of the artist And much more Each chapter includes provocative questions for group discussion and personal action steps for individual application. Somewhere between pride and self-abasement lies true humility--just one aspect of the balanced character God wants to instill in you as a musician, a technical media artist, or other creative person involved in ministry. The Heart of the Artist will give you a better understanding of yourself and your unique place in the body of Christ. You'll find wisdom and encouragement that can help you survive the challenges and reap the rich joys of a ministry in the creative arts.