For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts

(W. David Taylor). Baker Books, 2010.


This collection of essays offers an expansive vision of the arts for the church.


solutions for three vulnerabilities when art is used in worship, identifying and mentoring artists, the future of art in the church, the role of the Holy Spirit, the role of art in congregations

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy, seminarians, artists, and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Consider the role of art within your congregation and ways to incorporate it by reading and sharing this resource.
  • Learn how to evaluate pieces of art and what to look for by reading the essay on identifying and mentoring artists.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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