The Impressionist is a short story about coming to terms with who God has created in each one of us. I loved the characters and the realness in which the book is written. Tim Clinton is a great author and I’ve enjoyed his books in the past so I was drawn to this one for that reason.
Adam Camp storms out of the house after a major fight with his wife. While trying to deal with his anger, he encounters Jim Ed, a man who refuses to let Adam be alone. Frustrated, Adam finally concedes to talk with the old painter, and in the process finds himself in the beginning stages of healing.
Jim Ed knows pain and he knows the struggle between revenge and forgiveness. Through his story, he is able to convey the gospel in motion.
The Impressionist is a great book for both unbelievers and seasoned believers because it is a reminder that it is only by grace that we are saved. Through gentle counsel and advice, Jim Ed teaches that loving God doesn’t mean pain and injustices won’t happen. Rather, that by grace, everyone has the inner courage to fight the good fight. It’s a delightful read and highly recommended.
I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
“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 his paint his portrait and what happens next is nothing short of a masterpiece.”