"Jimi Calhoun, master musician, pastor, and scholar, has given us an enormous gift here. His book is on one hand an encyclopedia on the history and dynamics of music, as well as his personal diary on the art of music. On the other hand it is a book about multiculturalism, again from an informed and academic base and a personal base. . . . Jimi's book is a must-read not only for musicians, but also for anyone who is interested in knowing about the art of God."
--Paul D. Kraus, author of Pastoral Care
"Calhoun takes us all on a journey we might think we know, only to discover the depths of insight we lack. Jimi's voice is personable, knowledgeable, and clear with a life of lived experience to sustain all the wisdom The Art of God holds. Do yourself a favor and read this book. In the end, not only will you appreciate more the craftsmanship of yourself and others in being created human, but you will view the bigness of the master artist in ways you have not yet imagined!"
--Randy Woodley, author of Shalom and the Community of Creation
"Jimi provides an in-depth look at the way human artwork was designed to interact via our relationships with each other. The brilliance of this book is that as the author weaves a tapestry of art history, philosophy, the physics of music, and cultural issues, he simultaneously infuses a message that overflows with irony. While this book is steeped in the relevance of art in its entirety, Jimi lovingly and masterfully points out a large blind spot in our appreciation of some of the greatest works of art ever created. Read this book. You will never view art in the same way."
--Thomas Doyal, musician, Boca Raton, FL
"It is so enlightening to learn lessons from a field that I know little about. The Art of God teaches lessons about God and diversity using music as a pedagogical tool. It is written in such an accessible manner that even a music neophyte like me can enjoy it. We badly need the lessons in this book and Jimi Calhoun has found a great medium to deliver them."
--George Yancey, Professor of Sociology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX