Book List

Book List

Here’s a listing of books on or about creativity & its obstacles our group has found helpful & repeatedly mentioned in Circle. Ask about these books at your independent & local bookstore or check out the links.


In no particular order:


The Creative Call: An Artist’s Response to the Way of the Spirit

by Janice Elsheimer 

This book has been a repeating theme at Art Circle since the group moved to Jacob’s Well in June of 2009.



The Courage to Create

By Rollo May

“Rollo May helps all of us find those creative impulses that, once liberated, offer new possibilities for achievement.”



Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

by Jeff Goins

“One of my favorite chapters is about having a creative community where you live.  Hmmm, sound familiar? :-)” ~Janean



Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

by David Bayles and Ted Orland

“Today, more than it was however many years ago, art is hard because you have to keep after it so consistently. On so many different fronts. For so little external reward. Artists become veteran artists only by making peace not just with themselves, but with a huge range of issues.” ~Bayles & Orland



The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

by Steven Pressfield

“Defines the battles of creating and offers some strategies for winning the war.”   ~LizBeth


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