Erwin Raphael McManus is an artist, filmmaker, author, storyteller, activist, and innovator.
He sees imagination as humanity's greatest resource. For over 30 years he has
specialized in the field of creativity, innovation, human uniqueness, and
discovering and maximizing personal genius.
As the creative force behind McManus Studios, Erwin
inspires each person to live their most heroic life through the power of story,
beauty, and design. McManus Studios focuses on fashion through Temple
Bags, and film through Boy and Rocket.
Erwin serves as the principle visionary and primary
communicator of Mosaic in Los Angeles.
He is the author of An Unstoppable Force, a Gold Medallion Award finalist; Chasing
Daylight; Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul; The Barbarian Way; Stand Against
the Wind; Soul Cravings;
and Wide Awake
He serves as a Senior Research Advisor for the
Gallup Organization and partners with Birkman International.
Erwin is a native of El
Salvador and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Southwestern
Theological Seminary. He holds a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Southeastern
He and his wife Kim live in Los Angeles have two
children, Aaron and Mariah, and a foster daughter Paty.
Erwin has been a huge source of encouragement to Brian Mosley, President of RightNow and Bluefish TV. Erwin has been a featured speaker at several RightNow conferences (www.RightNow.org). His teaching is featured as one of the main session in the RightNow Mission Development Kit: Lead Beyond the Walls. Erwin has also partnered with Bluefish TV to create several powerful Bible studies: Uprising
and Chasing Daylight