Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-8254-4410-4 • $14.99 Paperback • 5.5 x 8.5 • 208 pages Christian Life / Inspirational Kregel Publications • Rights: World September 27, 2016 A celebration of motherhood, creativity, and the faith that binds them In our Pinterest age of handcrafted children’s parties, artistic Instagram photos, tutorials for renovating old furniture into new treasures, and blogs filled with poetry, prose, and other creative expression, it is clear that a brand-new generation of creative women is rising up. It is a renaissance born not in Italian cathedrals or Harlem jazz clubs but in kitchens and nurseries and living rooms around the world. But when Christian women become mothers, they often feel expected to lay down their creative pursuits in order to properly parent. Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart know that struggle. While they acknowledge that some seasons of mothering require setting artistic pursuits aside, they also argue that these seasons don’t have to last until empty nest time. Instead, mothers with creative gifts are called to actively use them in order to bless their families, their communities, and everyone they encounter. Inspiring and encouraging, Life Creative celebrates the ways mothers can live their art in the midst of their mothering. They tell the stories of women such as actress Candace Cameron Bure, recording artist Francesca Battistelli, and jewelry designer Lisa Leonard who do just that. By following God’s leading to embrace His gifts, renaissance moms can model the joy of obedience for their families. Wendy Speake is an actress who appeared on shows such as JAG, Star Trek Voyager, and Roswell where she discovered a longing to tell stories that edify women. Today she ministers to women through storytelling and biblical life applications. Her first book, Triggers, was released in 2015. Kelli Stuart is a well-known blogger and speaker who has covered multiple events on assignment. Her other books include Like a River from Its Course and 30 Days to Becoming a Writer. Together, the authors founded a creative retreat for women which inspired this book. www.kregel.com | 5 | CHRISTIAN LIVING ISBN 978-0-8254-4410-4 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 4 1 0 4 Life Creative Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart To Love, Honor, and Vacuum 978-0-8254-4346-6 • $14.99 Beautiful Wife 978-0-8254-4220-9 • $14.99 •  Engaging topic for a Pinterest generation •  Includes tips for building a business •  Both authors have exten- sive experience in creative industries