Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship


      Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship
Become What You Behold You are in the process ofbecoming Every day is an opportunity to be shaped and formed by what moves your heart drives your thoughts captures your gaze Is it any wonder that where you direct your eyes and your heart matter in your day to day We become what we behold when we set our hearts and minds on Christ and His redemption story here in the details of our daily lives Not just on Sunday, not just on holidays, not just when extraordinarily hard or wonderful things happen but todayBestselling author and artist Ruth Chou Simons invites you on a new journey to Beholding and BecomingWith than 850 pieces of intricate, original artwork, Ruth encourages you to elevate your gaze to the One who created all things Today is an opportunity for God to demonstrate His love and His faithfulness in the midst of your mundane No circumstance is too ordinary or too forgotten for Him to meet you there in worship His transforming grace turns your everyday ordinary into a holy place of becoming. Read Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Ruth Chou Simons is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, and speaker She shares her journey of God s grace intersecting daily life with word and paintbrush through an online shoppe at GraceLaced.com and her Instagram community ofthan a hundred thousand Ruth is an unlikely mom to six young boys and wife to Troy, with whom she leads GraceLaced s small but mighty team When not painting, writing, and casting vision for GraceLaced.com, Ruth is usually busy eating chips and salsa, sorting laundry, cooking for large crowds, not finishing her sentences, and discovering off beaten paths in the wild with her guys She is a devotee of pho, a recovering perfectionist, a converted four wheeling enthusiast, and a grateful beholder of redeeming Grace.Ruth s first book, GraceLaced , won a 2018 Christian Book Award.

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      Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship
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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship
  • Ruth Chou Simons
  • English
  • 11 September 2019
  • 073697492X

10 thoughts on “ Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship

  1. says:

    Beholding and Becoming is filled with some of my favorite things bees, blackberries, thistles and peonies, and love for our God who made them all in delightful detail Ruth paints the page with words and watercolors illustrating in living color how touchable worship can be in everyday life When you read this book, you ll remember our world is a cathedral As soon as I reached the last praising page, I began again, this timeslowly in awe of my ordinary and w...

  2. says:

    This is a beautiful, multi layered book It s primary purpose is to encourage the reader to worship the Lord The text is the kind of text to savor it can be read and re read for the truths in it to nourish the heart The artwork is beautiful there is a glossary at the beginning of the book that explains the meaning behind the images the author artist chose What a joy it is I will be reading this again to study the art and to annotate the text This book would make a wonderful gift to a This is a beautiful, multi layered book It s primary purpose is to encourage the reader to worship the Lord The text is...

  3. says:

    What does it mean to practice every day worship It doesn t take long inside the pages of this stunning book to realize that Ruth is telling the beautiful story of sanctification our becoming like God showing the reader what a joy it is to behold Christ in what we may perceive as the mundane the million tiny moments that make up most of our lives The form of the book complements its purpose Over 16 chapters, Ruth explores different areas of beholding God from creation to the kitchen table What does it mean to practice every day worship It doesn t take long inside the pages of this stunning book to realize that Ruth is telling the beautiful story of sanctification our becoming like God showing the reader what a joy it is to behold Christ in what we may perceive as the mundane the million tiny moments that make up most of our lives The form of the book complements its purpose Over 16 chapters, Ruth explores different areas of beholding God from creation to the kitchen table and how in that exact place, God can transform you into becoming like him The paintings throughout are gorgeous, linger worthy, and full of deeper meaning a glossary of repeated motifs, creatures, and flowers makes the paintings come alive with purpose There is a lyrical seriousness, a mature beauty in both the written word and water colors, that appropriatel...

  4. says:

    ARC this book is exactly the message our world needs right now Beholding and Becoming are two themes interwoven amongst Ruth s art The central idea is that what we behold, worship at our core, is what we become Ruth s insightful and truth filled words convict and led me to repe...

  5. says:

    I have been a fan of Ruth Chou Simons for years and have been anxiously awaiting this new release and it does not disappoint I love how Ruth ties in each beautiful watercolor illustration to her words The imagery is symbolic of messages within the written text So, the two go hand in hand to really get Ruth s message across I knew this book was going to speak to me right away when it began with a commentary on our modern day fixation on social media and the digital world I often feel I have been a fan of Ruth Chou Simons for years and have been anxiously awaiting th...

  6. says:

    I am honored to share my review of Beholding and Becoming by Ruth Chou Simons Beholding and Becoming is an exquisite book nourishing, thought provoking content that engages the heart but also gorgeous artwork by Ruth Chou Simons that draws readers in as they ponder this book s message Beholding and Becoming guides readers to carefully examine their own hearts, looking deeply at their own hearts and examine their actions in light of the faith they profess I found my own heart challenged as I I am honored to share my review of Beholding and Becoming by Ruth Chou Simons Beholding and Becoming is an exquisite book nourishing, thought provoking content that engages the heart but also gorgeous artwork by Ruth Chou...

  7. says:

    I ll start by saying what may already be obvious, this book, Beholding and Becoming The Art of Everyday Worship by Ruth Chou Simons, is beautiful The artwork throughout is entirely comprised of watercolors by Ruth I have been familiar with and loved her work so much over the years, and even so, the beauty in this book exceeded my expectations One of my favorite things is the glossary where she gives the meanings of the recurring things she painted and invites you to sit awhile to I ll start by saying what may already be obvious, this book, Beholding and Becoming The Art of Everyday Worship by Ruth Chou Simons, is beautiful The artwork throughout is entirely comprised of watercolors by Ruth I have been familiar with and loved her work so much over the years, and even so, the beauty in this book exceeded my expectations One of my favorite things is the glossary where she gives the meanings of the recurring things she p...

  8. says:

    This book is beautifully done and life changing if you allow it to be The book is filled with beautiful art and encouraging words to help us behold what we are becoming Their are parts in the book where it may sting or hit is hard but it s all in love Ruth draws the reader in with stories, scripture and art it s as if you are conversations with her This book captured me I am still going back to read quotes The book is a beautiful book that could be used as a coffee table book as well the This book is beautifully done and life changing if you allow it to be The book is filled with beautiful art and encouraging words to help us behold what we are becoming Their are parts in the book where it may sting or hit is hard but it s all in love Ruth draws the reader in with stories, scripture and art it s as if you are conversations with her This book captured me I am still going back to read quotes The book is a beautiful book that could be used as a coffee table book as well the only thing is you will have to give a copy to everyone who picks it up I admonish you to pick up several copies Ruth says this about the book The question isn t whether we will use our everyday moments to worship because we will in the midst of ordinary places, people, sights, sounds, joys, and pains How we direct our eyes, minds, hearts, and hands in the everyday will determine whom we ultimately worshi...

  9. says:

    Beautiful, heart provoking AND theologically sound YES It is possible and it is done so well in this book The raw honesty of an Elisabeth Elliot and the ability to draw in all your senses with the gift of art Ruth Simons has done it in her new book I have been personally touched, convicted and molded through all of her books and her art but this one surpasses then all The Lord is using her in mighty ways and I am thankful to be a reader of her work I will leave you with this quote from Beautiful, heart provoking AND theologically sound YES It is possible and it is done so well in this book The raw honesty of an Elisabeth Elliot and the ability to draw in all your senses with the gift of art Ruth Simons has done it in her new book I have been personally touched, convicted and molded through all of her books and her art but this one surpasses then all The Lord is using her in mighty ways and I am thankful to be a reader of her work I will leave you with this quote from the book...

  10. says:

    As I was reading Beholding and Becoming I felt like Ruth had looked into my heart and written this book just for me I m sure that I won t be the only one who feels this way as they read her words and and lingers over her artwork This book is so full of encouragement to find and worship God in all areas of our lives When we believe the Giver of every ordinary moment in our every day is the faithful God who is trustworthy for each next step we take in our daily lives, we have reason to rejoice As I was reading Beholding and Becoming I felt like Ruth had looked into my heart and written this book just for me I m sure that I won t be the only one who feels this way as t...

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