A Beautiful Anarchy: When the Life Creative Becomes the Life Created
Author: David duChemin
This book was probably the single most important one that encouraged me and us to finally take the leap and manifest our family year abroad. In many ways it is a small and simple book. Yet, I found reading A Beautiful Anarchy to be profound and life changing, in part due to the bold creative invitation David deChemin offers his readers, and in part due to the perfect timing of reading his book. Through encountering this book, I was gently challenged again and again to risk, create, feel my fear and doubt, risk again, create, and ultimately trust the creative process to grow me and transform my life. David deChemin strikes me as a sincere, creative, courageous, and humble adventurer. He is living the qualities he encourages his readers to stretch into. One of the key themes deChemin writes about which especially impacted me is the connection between an intentionally nurtured creativity and living a creative life. That is, the more one consistently waters and grows creativity the more this process is mirrored in living a creative life. In A Beautiful Anarchy deChemin invites us “to live a life of unapologetic, passionate, daring creation.” This is how the life creative becomes the life created.