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“You can’t be good at everything, but
you can be great at some things.”
So says bestselling author Amy Hollingsworth
in her highly anticipated third book, HOLY CURIOSITY: Cultivating the Creative Spirit in Everyday Life. “After all,
no one sings Da Vinci’s songs,” she points out, highlighting the fact that even
the great Renaissance man himself was better at some things than others. It’s a myth that people have to be good at
everything, and it keeps them from discovering and using the creative gifts
that are uniquely theirs.
is the bestselling author of The Simple
Faith of Mister Rogers, based on her nine-year friendship with television’s
Fred Rogers, and Gifts of Passage. In her new book she draws from her background
as a writer and a psychology professor to demystify creativity. She is a lively
and sought-after radio guest who has completed over 150 interviews for her
first two books alone.
Most people think in terms of either/or,
Hollingsworth writes in her new book HOLY CURIOSITY. “Either I am creative or I am
not.” But Hollingsworth offers irrefutable
evidence that everyone is creative in some area and helps the reader unlock the
secret to their own creative gifts, so that they discover this truth for themselves: “I can’t be good at everything, but I can be
great at some things.”
Endorsed by New York
Times bestselling author of A Whole New
Mind and Drive
Daniel H. Pink:
“Amy brings her uniquely lyrical style
to the subject of creativity, its origins, and its purpose in our lives. This
book is personal, practical, and poetic all in one.”
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Amy Hollingsworth is the author of The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: Spiritual
Insights from the World’s Most Beloved Neighbor (2005), based on her
nine-year friendship with television’s Fred Rogers, and Gifts of Passage: What the Dying Tell Us with the Gifts They Leave
Behind (2008). She taught as an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Mary
Washington in Fredericksburg,
Virginia, where she lives with
her husband, Jeff, and their children, Jonathan and Emily. She has written for
various magazines, including ParentLife,
and was a writer for eight years for a national television program. She was
named one of USA Today entertainment
blog’s Top 100 People of 2010 for her
influence on pop culture and featured in the documentary by MTV News
VP/producer Benjamin Wagner titled “Mister Rogers & Me.”
MORE ABOUT HOLY
One passage, two
verses, four words.
As a writer and an
adjunct professor of psychology, Amy Hollingsworth was on her way to becoming
an “expert” on creativity. But just days before delivering her first
professional seminar on the topic, she has an unsettling dream. The dream
awakens her to the fact that she has missed a crucial element in understanding
what true creativity is. Trying to unravel the dream, she soon discovers its
contents reflected in a single passage of ancient literature. In this passage
she sees for the first time creativity’s core, its spiritual roots, and as its
meaning unfolds through months of spiritual reflection and study, it confirms
the very scientific theories she’s been teaching all along. In fact, she discovers
the underpinnings of the whole body of creativity research tucked into four
small words penned centuries ago, kernels of truth that explode with a new
depth of meaning. As she digs deeper, she uncovers for the reader God’s
blueprint for cultivating the creative spirit in everyday life, through a
practical outworking of her spiritual findings. In the end, both writer and
reader come away with a new understanding of their own creative abilities—and a
profound sense of what’s truly holy about holy curiosity.
PRAISE FOR HOLY CURIOSITY
“So sensitive, intelligent, and gutsy.”
THOMAS MOORE, New York Times best-selling author of Care of the Soul
“Amy brings her uniquely lyrical style to the
subject of creativity, its origins, and its purpose in our lives. This book is
personal, practical, and poetic all in one, and will be a welcome addition to
DANIEL H. PINK, New York Times best-selling author of Drive and
A Whole New Mind
“You know that best afternoon ever, with the rain outside, and the
comfy chair inside, and the good book —a glorious, quiet revelation of a
book—and the family dog sleeping at your feet? This is that book. You'll
have to bring your own dog.”
SEAN HERRIOTT, host
of national Catholic radio program Morning Air™ on Relevant Radio
“With wit and grace, Amy Hollingsworth invites her readers to
listen to their lives. She is bold to embrace the possibility that the Wisdom
with whom God framed Creation is the very Wisdom who yearns to create through
each of us. Amy draws thread from spools
ancient and modern, mythic and scientific, experiential and theoretical and
weaves a seamless story that calls us all to hear and respond to the whispers
writer and pastor of North River
Church, Lawrenceville, GA
“I found Amy’s book to be a
fascinating mix as she examines the deeper essence of
creativity. Her personal journey, insights from both the scientific and
biblical realms, and the practical delineation of how to assure creativity’s existence
in a driven, specialized world provide a portal to understanding that
everything is relevant and that creativity is our inherent nature. Amy’s
blueprint for how to live the creative lives we are all meant to live
is clear, awakening, profound and practical.”
CARLA HANNAFORD, PhD,
neurophysiologist and author of Playing in the Unified Field: Raising and Becoming Conscious, Creative
"Amy is one of my revered people: such a
warm, good heart infused with profound spiritual insight and tremendous
sensitivity to others. These qualities uniquely position her to offer a
nuanced, affecting, practical, and truly exceptional work on creativity in Holy Curiosity. Thank you, Amy."
DANNY FISHER, writer and Professor of Religious Studies at University
of the West, Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program
SUGGESTED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR AMY
1. What was the jarring wake-up call that made you realize there was something missing in your understanding of creativity, even though you were a college psychology professor teaching an upper-level course on creativity?
2. Do you offer a practical way for someone to discover his or her area of creativity? Does your book include resources and inventories that will help me know without a doubt what my area of creativity is?
3. You unlock the secret to creativity in a single passage of ancient literature. How did you happen upon that secret?
4. Why is discovering and using your creative gifts especially important right now, during the current economic downturn?
5. Tell us how one of your greatest discoveries about creativity came out of a difficult diagnosis for your young daughter.To ORDER THE BOOK on Amazon, click HERE!