Breaking Old Rhythms: Answering the Call of a Creative God

"When two fighters of equal ability and speed are matched . . . there is a greater advantage to the one who knows how to break the rhythm." -Bruce Lee

Rhythm is a blessing. By rhythm we dance, sing, clap, walk and breathe. Beyond the blessing is the Giver of Rhythm, who sometimes calls us past the patterns and habits we have established for ourselves into new understanding, new risk, new faith, hope and love. In those moments we have to decide where to place our trust: in God or in our precious rhythms.

Spoken word poet Amena Brown has made rhythm her life's work. In Breaking Old Rhythms she explores how we discover by rhythm both our God-given limitations and potential, and the ways we limit God's work in our lives. Read this book and be reminded, and encouraged, that while God has rhythm, God is love, and God's love carries us beyond our rhythms into a fuller, more fulfilling life.

More Information

  • Publisher: IVP Books

  • Original Release Date: January 25, 2013

  • Formats: Paperback, eBook

  • Paperback ISBN: 9780830843015

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PRAISE FOR Breaking Old Rhythms

“Sculpting and painting words into eloquent and raw poetry seems to be the breath of Amena Brown. Breaking Old Rhythms is a call for all who find themselves stuck in the mundane, drawing us to risk, push, and open our full potential—all the while realizing we have been and always will be completely seen and completely loved by the One who started the creating.”
— Lisa Gungor

“Amena Brown uses words to fill the soul like music.”
— Michael Gungor

“Music is an universal language and Amena Brown uses it profoundly in Breaking Old Rhythms: Answering the Call of a Creative God. Young or old, woman or man, anyone can see similarities between their own life and the story Brown has woven in this book.”
—Regine, Goodreads review

“Amena Brown is an absurdly talented spoken word artist, fearless of speaking the truth through arresting rhymes and wordplay. In her first book, Breaking Old Rhythms, she's written an honest, humorous, engaging work that encapsulates her passions for music, dance, her husband, and, above all, God.”
—Blake, Goodreads review