Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Yet you may see yourself as anything but a masterpiece. Is there a better way? Yes!
In Life Palette, Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love takes the concepts he’s learned as a
successful painter and as a longtime pastor to teach you that God is the
master artist—but you give Him the palette to dip His brush in and paint
a masterpiece on the canvas of your life. Each chapter gives you practical,
biblical insight you can immediately apply to create a personal Life Palette
(comprised of your decisions and lifestyle choices) that’ll pave the way for
God to paint your life as the masterpiece He created you to be.
Discover your endless potential and priceless value! Take out your Life Palette and make it all it needs to be. The master artist is waiting for you.
What’s they’re saying about Life Palette
Someone once said, “The best the world can get is you, being you, with God all over you.” My good friend, Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love, has taken this idea to a new level. In his new book Life Palette, he takes you on a journey of discovery of your God-created, God-designed life. God is the artist and you are the art. Life Palette helps you see yourself the way God sees you. As an artist, a musician, and a pastor, Jeff enlists his heart and art to help us rise above the human tendency of living big lives in small ways. Life Palette empowers you to open up your life and live expansively. After all, you are God’s workmanship…and God don’t make no junk!
Dr. Ed Delph
Nationstrategy, Phoenix, Arizona
For a couple of years, I’ve carried a piece of art canvas around in my wallet where I’ve written “God wants to create a masterpiece on the canvas of my life.” Not until reading Jeff’s book was I able to recognize exactly what that meant or how it would transpire. Jeff Love has led me to discover what my unique life masterpiece looks like, and provided the tools and insight to begin to shape my life into the ultimate design. You’ll find Life Palette beyond inspiring.
Founder and CEO, JSL Solutions and creator of StreamingChurch.tv, ChurchApplive.com and MyFlock.com
In his book Life Palette, Jeff takes an imaginative approach to create an artistic metaphor of God’s role as the painter of masterpieces: you and I. Jeff teaches us what qualities and characteristics are necessary on our color palettes, while at the same time giving us a greater understanding of how a painting is made into a masterpiece. This colorful and inspiring book will change the way you view your participation with God in shaping your life into a work of great beauty and light, or by working against Him to become a reflection of a lifeless forgery. Jeff’s teaching approach is direct and simple, like a paint-by-number, yet with a depth requiring an intentional response on our part.
I teach principles of “Intentional Living” and my wife is an accomplished artist, so my interest was piqued when I saw Dr. Love’s book Life Palette. The principles Dr. Love teaches speak to me, and I think they will speak to you as well. Our God is an intentional God, who intentionally loved us so much that He died for us. His intentionality is also proved in how he has gifted each of us to serve Him and one another as we live out our faith. Jeff is a regular contributor to my radio program, and I’m happy to recommend his book as I believe it will help you navigate your own faith journey.
Dr. Randy Carlson
President, Family Life Communications, and Host of the “Intentional Living” radio program.
Picture a painter’s studio, per chance a double car garage, in Tucson, Arizona. As you look around, you see all the accouterments of a skilled painter. There stands the easel and alongside the easel a table and on the table lay the palette, and the varied colors of paints chosen for the day’s work. Brushes and knives are there, also.
Picture a pastor’s study, large mahogany desk, and plush chair. Book shelves are standing from floor to ceiling, full of scholarly books on the Bible and theology, history and apologetics. Undergraduate and graduate degrees line the wall.
These two work places seem worlds apart…and yet not so. Welcome to the studio and study of Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love. You will enter his life and thoughts through the pages of Life Palette. In this book, the paraphernalia from Dr. Love’s studio become metaphorical. The eternal values found in his study come alive as artistic words are used to define them.
Alton B. Tomlin Ph.D.
Life Church, Fort Collins, Colorado
I grew up with an artist: my dad. Unfortunately, his artistic talents did not rub off on me! But it doesn’t matter. Even though I’m not skilled at painting, I can appreciate and learn from others who are. Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love’s Life Palette provides one of those opportunities.
Life Palette is interactive: it shows rather than merely tell. Jeff does a great job of drawing (no pun intended!) the reader into the vivid story of how God gifts each one with their very own, custom-designed, palette for living the life He has designed. You will benefit from reading this book, but you will benefit more by doing what’s in this book.
Christian radio announcer and voiceover artist, Tucson, Arizona
As an artist, I can appreciate Jeff’s ability to take his knowledge and experience in painting and use it as an analogy with our walk with God. The choices we make as artists affect our work just as the choices we make in life affect our relationship with God. Just like an artist needs to have a good understanding of what makes a good painting and how to apply it to a canvas, we need to have a good understanding of the Gospel and how to apply it to our lives. Jeff does a great job of showing how a sovereign God can create a masterpiece with our lives, if we will humble ourselves and seek His riches instead of our own.
Award-winning painter and workshop teacher, Tucson, Arizona(See Phil’s “Between the Palette Scrapings” features throughout this book)