Do you have a quiet passion inside you to create? Are there dusty dreams of yours hidden away somewhere?
Elisabeth Pike looks at creativity through God’s eyes and through her own creative journey. She is convinced that the gifts that God has put inside each of us are powerful and that the more we share them, the more a touch of the glory of heaven will be spread too.
With encouragement and openness, Elisabeth will bring you on a journey to examine your own heart and desires, to uncover the dreams that God has rooted deep inside you. This book is both bold and nurturing and will encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and into the plans that God has for you.
When we begin the journey, we are coming full circle, back to ourselves and our true purpose: to be who he has made us to be.
Liz Pike writes with passion, spiritual integrity and searing honesty … be inspired and encouraged by the authenticity of Liz’s words, life and testimony…
About the Author
Liz Pike lives in Shropshire with her family. She writes short stories, fiction and poetry and teaches creative writing to adults and children. Her work has been published in The Guardian, Third Way, Fractured West, and in JUNO magazine amongst others. Liz has previously worked as a bookseller and librarian and has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths University, London.
Around 40 people gathered to celebrate the official launch of Circles, a book exploring creativity and faith. Guests had the opportunity to meet the author behind the inspiring book, Liz Pike, who did a short reading as well as a Q & A session.A free...read more
Liz Pike is organising a book launch in Shrewsbury, to celebrate the wonderful achievement of her book Circles.The event will run from 10:30-11:30 on the 25th of May in Palmers Cafe. Come along to this exciting event to meet the author behind this...read more
Endorsements and Reviews
Colin Brice, Founder and Leader of Eden People
In this book Liz uses her own life story and situation to bring the true heart of a creative person into focus. The highs and lows, the struggles and breakthroughs, are woven into this book to help support, inspire and give life to the creative nature in the reader. Liz describes true life situations that she has had to navigate to pursue a ‘God-given’ calling and gift. She has remembered and recorded some precious moments of her life journey to share. This book can stimulate latent creative yearnings and awaken some to the creative potential they have or carry, especially in a faith-based setting where creative expression is not always seen as a ‘valid’ part of faith. In places you can sense the creative heart of God literally speaking/ calling/shouting to the reader to explore, create, continue and wrestle with carrying creative burdens and ideas they have.
Founder and Leader of Eden People
Rebecca Hitch, Musician and Writer
Joy Ahearn, Leader of Guildford Community Church
Peter Wilkinson, Pastor, Teacher and Writer
Liz Pike’s encouragement for us to pursue our creative dreams and find ways of expressing them is a creative work of art in itself. It follows her life in Guildford and Shrewsbury as a struggling young Mum (now with four children), her second child being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and her husband, also a creative musician, also struggling to make ends meet. Yet through it all there is the same quiet, compelling call to creativity, which Liz shares with us. Her children and life are part of this, in a background which often seems to work against any time at all for creative expression. Each chapter nevertheless includes one or more of her poems which arise out of the often perplexing cross-currents of her life. The book is a treasure trove of many wonderful quotations from a wide range of writers on the mystery of creativity. At the same time, the book is full of practical suggestions, the more convincing because arising from her own life as described in the book. And through everything there is the encouragement that listening and giving expression to the creative gift within us is what God calls us to, as underlined by frequent references to the scriptures, brought to life by the new context in which they are placed. This thread running throughout the book rises to a glorious climax in the closing lines of the final chapter: triumphant without being triumphalistic. Liz has provided a great service to everyone who has ever wondered if they have a creative gift inside them but has lacked the courage to pursue it. A copy of this book should be close to hand to each of us.
Pastor, Teacher and Writer
Rev. Richard Spencer, Team Vicar All Saints’ Church, Ashdon
Carol Herzig, Teacher; former Editor of Inspiring Women Every Day and Freelance Writer
Liz has provided a great service to everyone who has ever wondered if they have a creative gift inside them but has lacked the courage to pursue it.
In the Media
An interview with Liz pike, author of ‘Circles’ about living a creative life for the kingdom. We chat about creativity and faith.