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The Artist's Rule

The Artist's Rule

Nurturing Your Creative Soul With Monastic Wisdom

by Christine Valters Paintner

"In a world that lives in the shallows, hungering for depth, meaning and beauty, The Artist's Rule entices us to plunge into the riches of a contemplative, creative life."

—Jan Richardson, Artist and author of In the Sanctuary of Women

Nurturing Creativity With Monastic Wisdom

Nurturing Creativity With Monastic Wisdom

By Ave Maria Press

Read more about new book The Artist's Rule

Contemplation and Creativity

Contemplation and Creativity

By Tim Mooney

Spiritual Director Christine Valters Paintner reflects on the "inner monk" and the "inner artist."

Women of Wisdom Interview Series

Women of Wisdom Interview Series

By Dana Reynolds

Listen to a podcast interview between spiritual directors Dana and Christine.

Read An Excerpt

Read An Excerpt

 

Read Chapter 1 from The Artist's Rule: Establishing a Creative, Contemplative Presence

Visit Christine's online monastery

Visit Christine's online monastery

 

Connect with Christine at her website, Abbey of the Arts

Book Club Roundtable

Creativity In Service of Others

Creativity In Service of Others

By Angelica Nohemi Quinonez

I was most affected by the journey of the eleventh week: Creative Work as Vocation and Holy Service.

A Spiritual Trellis

A Spiritual Trellis

By Lisa Hess

One of the greatest strengths of the book is the multi-traditional offerings alongside a clear identity in a long-rooted faith tradition.

Learning the Artist's Rule

Learning the Artist's Rule

By Elizabeth Scalia

There’s a little treasure trove within this book...

Unleash Your Inner Creativity

Unleash Your Inner Creativity

By Carl Gregg

Christine Valters Paintner wants to change your life—in a good way. Will you accept the invitation?

Living Every Day as a Work of Art

Living Every Day as a Work of Art

By Eliacin Rosario-Cruz

The author moves the reader from the passive consumption of words into the incarnational action of being creative.

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