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I'd been wanting to read this book for years, but was rather disappointed in the end. Sayers makes some interesting observations, but I didn't find her main thesis convincing: the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is found, metaphorically-speaking, in art, literature, and music. To whatever degree any member or members of the Trinity are over- or under-represented, the work of art will correspondingly be weakened. Only a work with all three members in balance will be completely satisfying. I also found some chapters far more compelling than others. Perhaps I'm at fault, not being clever enough for the subject, but only select sections kept my attention.
I'm sure I lack the intellect and focus to take it all in, because as much as I wanted to gain insight on creativity and Creativity, I could scarce make sense of most of it. Sister's assertion that we pattern our creative minds after that of The Mind of t Maker, God, makes sense to me. After that it's a bit of a tangle. Good Luck to you if you're interested!
I wanted to love Dorothy Sayers, I really did. Knowing that she almost ran in the same circles as C.S. Lewis was enough to make me pay close attention to her works. But for some reason Ms. Sayers and I simply did not click. Perhaps I'm too American. Or perhaps she's too British. Or maybe I'm just not good at entertaining wordy yet vague speculations about God (though the whole of theology is probably little more than speculation). The Mind of the Maker is essentially a prolonged analogy comparing the activity/function of the Trinity to the activity/function of a writer of creative fiction. Instead of focusing on the substance of the Trinity (e.g., The Trinity is like an egg - shell, white, and yolk!), Ms. Sayers focuses on the function - i.e., how does each member of the Trinity interact with the other members? What role does each member play and how does it correspond with the activity of a writer who produces a creative work?
Although highly unique in its approach, while reading this book I felt like I had one foot on a dock and one foot on a boat (her boat) that was slowly drifting toward her own destination and conclusions. That is, I never felt fully on board, and yet she kept going; stretching the analogy thinner and thinner. However, the problem with analogies is that they breakdown, and I felt as if hers did long before the book was over.
This is just my personal opinion; that this book just didn't do much for me. If, however, you're looking for a unique perspective on the great mystery of the Trinity, this book will certainly challenge and intrigue you.