The Broken Leaf

The Broken Leaf

Meditations on Art, Life, and Faith in Japan

The Broken Leaf invites you to explore the beauty and gospel images found in Japanese art and culture. Through ten short meditations, discover for yourself just how God might be revealing his story in the everyday objects of your life wherever you may be. Available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audio versions.

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Publisher: Wipf and Stock
Publication Year: 2019
ASIN: B0883YFS7F
ISBN: 9781725251137
Endorsements
"Roger Lowther is a cultural missionary to open up Japan as a treasure trove of God's presence in wider cultures for all to learn from. This Juilliard-trained organist turns out to be quite an able cultural ambassador to unlock Japan's hidden treasures toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission."
"The Broken Leaf is a gem of a book. It shines the light of the gospel through different facets of Japanese art and culture. It is in itself a work of art."
"This is truly a beautiful little book, with power to open your eyes to the greatness of God in working through the brokenness all around you. Roger's work in the arts continues to be a light shining on the unsearchable depth of God's beauty. The book is a wonderful testimony to the power of art and beauty in the context of faith. Here you will find inspiration, encouragement, and awe. Take up, read, and prepare to have your perspective deepened and expanded."
“'Artists in the church' is a riddle for many these days and an oxymoron for others. Fortunately, The Broken Leaf gives deep and biblical insight—with wonderful influences from Japanese believers in Jesus. . . . This book is important, provocative, beautiful, and creative. You’ll be encouraged, educated, and envisioned."
"What a delightful read! Roger Lowther takes us on a journey into the beauty-drenched values of Japanese culture, revealing enigmatic, gospel-infused portraits of truth in everything from a humble tea leaf to gold-veined kintsugi pottery. This book creates a deep appreciation for how brokenness can reveal beauty and lead to heartfelt worship. It is the perfect collection of devotional reflections expressing the core idea of ethnodoxology—that Christ-followers in every culture can come to know and worship God through their own artistic expressions."
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