Let Beauty Speak: The Art of Being Human in a Culture of Noise (Paperback)
"From the time of the great Greek philosophers, the good, true, and beautiful were seen as inseparable. Beauty is always good and true. It can be the still, small voice crying in the wilderness, calling us to higher things. Jimmy Mitchell communicates this with an eloquence and elegance which is itself a thing of beauty."
-- Joseph Pearce, Biographer of Shakespeare, Solzhenitsyn, Tolkien, and Chesterton
In an era marked by rampant secularism and endless noise, the ten principles of Let Beauty Speak empower Christians to evangelize the world by bringing beauty to the forefront of their lives and reminding the world what it means to be human. This book is particularly timely given the social unrest, political upheaval, and cultural strife of our times. The world's problems cannot be solved by worldly solutions. Politics, medicine, technology, and other secular fields have their place in society, but the deepest existential questions of the human heart can only be answered by the beauty of holiness found in the lives of the saints.
From cave diving in Austria to summer camps in New Zealand, Let Beauty Speak is full of personal stories and rich theology that will inspire you to become a great saint as you apply the book's principles to your own life. Each chapter is organized into beautiful, bite-size sections that make it easy for non-academics to enjoy. Each chapter also concludes with practical tips and recommendations that give you an opportunity to further personalize the principles and transform your day-to-day life.
From embracing childlike wonder to integrating prayer, work, and leisure into your everyday life, this is your how-to guide for evangelizing others by first living your humanity well. If not you, then who? If not now, then when? Turn these principles into a way of life, and you'll join the long line of saints whose holiness was the remedy for the isolation, confusion, and meaninglessness of their times.
About the Author
Believing deeply in the power of beauty to evangelize culture, Jimmy Mitchell's gifts of storytelling and piano-playing have brought him to every corner of the world. He's the founder of Love Good, a formation platform that empowers everyday Christians to bring beauty to the forefront of their lives and build a culture of conversion within their families, parishes, schools, and organizations. Mitchell is also the director of campus ministry at Jesuit High School in Tampa, FL, which has repeatedly made national news for its growing culture of conversion. Whether he's mentoring young people in virtue or interviewing award-winning artists in his studio, Jimmy loves nothing more than helping others fall in love with God. With his undergraduate degree in business and master's in theology, Jimmy has always enjoyed the cross section between faith, artistry, and entrepreneurship. Along with several artist friends, he launched Love Good in the summer of 2013 with a forty-five-city tour across America. It has since grown into a global movement of Christians committed to evangelizing the world through beauty. Learn more today at LoveGoodAcademy.com.