I’m very excited to tell you about my friend’s book about the arts and creativity. But first, here’s what another writer, EJ Olsen, said about According to His Excellent Greatness:
When I saw the tagline, “The Practice of Aesthetics for Christians Today,” I have to admit that I did not think that this book would be relevant for me. I thought that aesthetics was limited to visual arts. Being a writer, I was not sure how interesting a book about painting and drawing would be. But I decided to give it a listen. According to His Excellent Greatness proved to be incredibly relevant to my life as an artist and a consumer – or, as the book would say, a “commissioner” — of many arts.
Michael Minkoff, my friend and fellow creative professional, has spent thousands of hours studying the defining principles of the arts. I have read most of his book, and I already plan to read it again. If you are an artist of any kind, or you take special interest in the topic of creativity, this is a book you should read or listen to.
I don’t want to reduce the content to a paragraph description here. There is a wealth of thoughtful — and I mean, very thoughtful — insight in the book. So if you want to know what it’s all about, read Michael’s own description of the book.