God, Improv, and The Art of Living September 25, 2018 By Collegeville Instititute Staff Maryann McKibben Dana Grand Rapids, Michigan, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2018 Visit this title on Amazon The principle of “yes, and . . .” in improvisational theater has produced a lot of great comedy. But it also offers an invigorating approach to life in general, and the spiritual life in particular. From Moses to Ruth to Jesus, scripture is full of people boldly saying “yes, and . . .” as they accept what life throws their way and build upon it. Pastor, speaker, and improv aficionada MaryAnn McKibben Dana here blends Scripture, psychology, theology, and pop culture in a wise, funny, down-to-earth guide to improv as a practice for life. Offering concrete spiritual wisdom in the form of seven improvisational principles, this book will help readers become more awake, creative, resilient, and ready to play–even (and perhaps especially) when life doesn’t go according to plan. “We are all improvisers,” says McKibben Dana, “whether we realize it or not. We improvise in order to get through the day. We improvise when life surprises us. We do it without even thinking about it. This book will help you do it better.” Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.