The Hidden Option: Igniting Creativity to Solve Life’s Impossible Problems – Paperback
Author: Jonathan Malm
We live in a polarized world. We want everything to fit in box A or B, option 1 or 2. Fight or flight. Black or white. Left or right. But Jesus regularly shattered restrictions and presented a third, hidden option.
Our God is bigger than just two options, and the same creativity Jesus used in finding the third option is available to you, whether you consider yourself creative or not. By learning to find the hidden option, you can become a better spouse, a better employee, a better friend, and even a better follower of Christ.
The Hidden Option explores questions like:
• Is there really any hope for our world where everything is so polarized?
• How do we find solutions that reach across the aisle without compromising the truth of God’s Word?
• How can you minister to others when you already feel overworked and under resourced?
• Do you have the capacity for creative problem solving, even though you might not consider yourself creative?
Everyone has a secret superpower called creativity. If you’ve already tapped into that power, then you’re lucky. But if, like many, you’ve only brushed the surface of what’s possible, then you are in for a treat with The Hidden Option. Buckle up. This one’s a great ride!
— Jeff Goins, best-selling author of The Art of Work
Once again, Jonathan merges his personal experience with a biblical perspective to help anyone (creative or not) learn how to solve problems by finding the option that may not seem as apparent. Already incorporating these perspectives into my every day life!
— Luke McElroy, founder of SALT Conferences
About the Author
Jonathan Malm is an author and creative entrepreneur. He grew up in the mountains of Guatemala as a missionary kid, and then moved to Texas where he finished his high school and his Bachelors degree in Marketing. After college, he began working at a church as a creative director where he had his hand in everything from leading worship to running the technological side of things. During that time, Jonathan developed a passion for the creative process and for helping churches effectively and creatively communicate. He launched multiple websites and blogs, along with the help of many creative voices within the Church, that explore every facet of church creativity. Those websites grew and he eventually made the transition to self-employment so he could focus on managing those projects. Jonathan’s had the privilege of speaking at many conferences and even directing a conference for creative church communicators. He’s passionate about helping people think differently about their jobs and about creativity. He lives with his wife in San Antonio, Texas where he writes and roasts his own coffee beans.