Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: The Impressionist: Becoming the Masterpiece You Were Created to Be by:Clinton/Davis

 The Impressionist
About the Book:
Middle aged, disappointed and self-loathing, Adam Camp is anything but the picture of a successful man. With his wife threatening to leave him and their son addicted to drugs, Adam teeters on the verge of absolute despair—questioning his own existence and purpose for living.

After an explosive argument with his wife, Adam searches for an escape as he sets out on a journey that will dramatically recolor his world. While walking through the city park, Adam is approached by an old painter. The mysterious artist convinces Adam to let him paint his portrait and what happens next is nothing short of a masterpiece.


About the Author:
Tim Clinton, Ed. D., is President of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. He is Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care, and Executive Director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at  Liberty University. Licensed in Virginia as both a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Tim now spends a majority of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He is recognized as a world leader in faith and mental health issues and has authored over 20 books including Breakthrough: When to Give In, When to Push Back. Most importantly, Tim has been married 33 years to his wife Julie and together they have two children, Megan (recently married to Ben Allison) and Zach. For more information, visit www.TimClinton.com and www.AACC.net.

Max Davis holds degrees in Journalism and Biblical Studies. He is the author of over twenty books of both fiction and non-fiction. His books have been translated into several languages and have been featured on shows such as The 700 Club, The Today Show, and in USA Today. He and his wife Alanna live on thirty beautiful acres in Greenwell Springs, LA. To learn more, visit www.MaxDavisBooks.com.

My Review:
 Adam Camp feels like his whole world is collapsing around him. As he and his wife have a major life altering argument he finds out that his son is using drugs again. If he didn't have bad luck, he wouldn't have any luck at all. As he walks through the city park trying to cool off before going back home to work out things with his wife---he runs into an old man that appears to be an artist. At the time Adam doesn't know it but this artist may hold the key to his future happiness. The painter convinces Adam to have a seat and be his muse for the moment.

 As the painter takes a look into Adam's soul, they both learn a lot about who Adam is and what he wants and maybe needs out of life. Sometimes we have to look inward instead of assuming that it is the other person's fault in a discussion or argument. Adam needed time to reflect away from all the chaos that was now his life. God wants us to rely on Him and sometimes within the noise of the day it's hard to hear His voice. Through the heart of an old painter Adam's heart is revealed.

 A heartwarming book sure to pull on your heartstrings as well as to inspire and encourage us along life's road.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Book Fun.