Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Soul Graffiti: Making a Life in the Way of Jesus [Hardcover]

By Mark Scandrette (Author)
Our Price $ 18.66  
Retail Value $ 21.95  
You Save $ 3.29  (15%)  
Item Number 36977  
Buy New $18.66
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.22" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.98"
Weight:   1.02 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2007
Publisher   John Wiley And Sons
ISBN  078798437X  
EAN  9780787984373  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
In Soul Graffiti Mark Scandrette-writer, poet, and leader in the Emergent church movement-uses vivid stories of his own life and the lives of the many people he has encountered in his home in the Mission District of San Francisco to explore what "good news of God" might mean for our particular time and place. He seeks to answer the central question: "How can we be about making a life in the way of Jesus?" Soul Graffiti is a simple and lyrical exploration of the essential message of Jesus as it relates to the experiences of contemporary spiritual seekers. He integrates theological insight with awareness of human psychology, culture, and daily life. Written to appeal to the sensibilities of those who inhabit a post-Christendom milieu, Mark Scandrette's deepest hope is to give readers greater motivation for, and a fuller sense of what it means to make a life in, the way of Jesus.

Buy Soul Graffiti: Making a Life in the Way of Jesus by Mark Scandrette from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780787984373 & 078798437X

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Soul Graffiti: Making a Life in the Way of Jesus by Mark Scandrette today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Mark Scandrette

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Mark Scandrette ( is the executive director and cofounder of ReIMAGINE (, a center for spiritual formation in San Francisco that sponsors city-based learning initiatives, peer learning groups, and The Jesus Dojo, a year-long intensive formation process inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus. Mark is a founding member of SEVEN, a monastic community working as advocates for holistic and integrative Christian spirituality. With extensive experience providing leadership in churches and community based organizations, Mark has been a minister, writer, and spiritual teacher for 15 years. Mark is also a senior fellow with Emergent (, a growing generative friendship among missional Christian leaders. He is married to Lisa Scandrette, an educator and textile artist. They have three children and live in an old Victorian in San Francisco's Mission District.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Discipleship   [0  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General   [31520  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Theology > General   [4167  similar products]

Similar Products

Reviews - What do our customers think?
First reading good - second reading very good - third reading priceless  May 6, 2009
If a book entices me to read it again I know it's very good. I am going on my third reading of "Soul Graffiti" so I guess that makes it very, very good. There is a structure and spirit to this book that is at once definitive and daring, ambiguous and authoritative, surreal and downright real. Hmmmm...very much like Jesus. In my first reading I was agreeable to weaving with Scandrette at length, both narratively and thematically -- it was like taking a long, interesting road trip. In fact, my first reading took place while I was on a trip to New Orleans to help with that community's recovery -- a remarkable congruity of sensory and emotional experience. Scandrette allows us to know in vivid detail many spiritual influences and questions from his own life -- these come through with great personal boldness and even retro-style poetry -- nice. A third generation pastor and a family man Scandrette sets up house and holds church in the midst of a trashy/trendy, hurting/howling urban neighborhood. In my second reading I paid attention as Scandrette applied his heart and mind thoroughly to his sub-titled suggestion: Making a Life in the Way of Jesus. I picked up the author's drive to help readers regard our world with great tactility and tact. I found it helpful to keep in mind the author's ideas of Jesus as a companion, artist, healer and mystic -- very compelling ideas which Scandrette supports with freshly interpreted scriptures. In his life and writing Scandrette tags the literal and literary world with his own "street level" soul graffiti -- deeds and definitions of love that go from simple listening to hard giving. In my third reading I plan to focus on the chapter endings, which invite "Conversation" and "Experiment" -- it is this part of the reading experience which helps readers to notice spiritual processes in our own lives and encourages us to concretely mark the world with our own soul's graffiti. I look forward to doing this next reading both in solitude and with others....
The best book to come out of the Emergent movement  Apr 16, 2008
Mark Scandrette's debut book is quite simply the best book Emergent has produced so far. There have been books about Emergent and books that have helped to influence Emergent, but this book is the best one that has come right out of the Emergent movement.

Soul Graffiti is not a theoretical exploration of the Emergent movement. Rather, it is a collection of stories and experiences that were birthed in the Emergent movement. I think this is an important distinction and is something that sets Scandrette's book apart from so many other "emerging church" books.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Soul Graffiti Finds a Savior in the Streets  Oct 17, 2007
Mark does not just write about philosophy or ideals, he tells the stories of a Christian life that is actively embodying the urges of Jesus Christ. Soul Graffiti speaks to those who see the world from an artistic, mystical, and sacred perspective. He speaks to the urban injustices that are happening right next door and how God is an active participant in the lives of the low and forgotten. As a student, artist, and socially conscious Christian, this book is an encouragement to my aching that Jesus' teachings were not meant to only be read, but lived. For those looking to serve a gospel Jesus -- a Messiah who is daring, dirty, poetic, and inspired by compassion -- Mark gives you eyes to see the Teacher's footsteps in the abandoned places less traveled.
A practical and thought-provoking book.  Sep 17, 2007
Mark's book is both practical and entertaining. His stories ground the ideas of God's Kingdom in real terms and show the adventure of a life lived in pursuit of God's heart for people. I've done a quick read-through, but I expect to go through the book again more slowly--with other people, I hope-- taking time to process his suggested topics for discussion and to implement his experiments in Kingdom living.
Soul Graffiti is a gentle book, one that I was sad to finish.  Jul 6, 2007
There is a word that you rarely hear nowadays - gentle. Our times seem to call out people & things that are bold, that are fierce, that can do things that get noticed. You can see this fierce world raging in urban streets, in popular media and (sadly) in many communities of faith.

Mark Scandrette is gentle - in a way that pulls people into his story and in the process a much bigger story. FMark, his wife Lisa and their kids Hailey, Noah or Isaiah live in the Mission District of San Francisco. To say they live there is not enough - they inhale all that this area has to offer, they are colorful portraits in the multi-color mural that is constantly being painted in the Mission. Mark has helped foster seven, a community of people, living in SF, aiming to "collaborate with the Creator in bringing about greater wholeness and love into the world". As a community they have committed to 7 vows: Creativity, Prayer, Community, Service, Obedience, Simplicity and Love.

Of Mark's many gifts, hospitality is a strong strand. His life/work seems like one grand, floating party - shifting from locale to locale, with celebrants weaving in and out. In the hospitality that the Scandrettes embody, drag queens sip red wine with Fuller grads, gallery owners bunk up in the small but warm Scandrette living room with recovering pastors. In the '30s & '40s in NYC, they'd call these floating crap games: dice games which is moved from place to place to evade the authorities. Mark uses art & conversation, rather than dice, but the vibe is the same: if this is not what heaven is like, it will do until we get there.

For me, much of the emerging church phenomenon fits a bus terminal metaphor - a passing point where all types of people wait for their next connection, finding safety & solace from fellow travellers. Some times the bus terminal is noisy & chaotic, other times it is as quiet as a convent. In my experience of this phenomenon, Mark mans the Traveller's Aid table, with his lovable grin & hipster hat or hair do. The table is usually a card table that Mark found discarded some where on Valencia, there are scraps of food from meals in progress, music and art scattered all about.

Images Mark wrote Soul Graffiti from his experiences at that rickety old table. It is brimming with stories of people who float in and out of life. It's rare that someone can capture their essence in a book - even more rare when at the end of 272 pages, you find that you've fallen deeper in love with that person, more in love with the you you've re-discovered, even more in love with God & Jesus and (even) church.

Soul Graffiti is a gentle book, one that I was sad to finish. Mark Scandrette is a gentle presence in my life & thousands of other folks - I can't wait for next walk we have & the next chapters he writes.

Write your own review about Soul Graffiti: Making a Life in the Way of Jesus

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support