The Opposite of Art

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Book Description:
A great artist is cast into the icy Harlem River by a hit-and-run driver. His heart stops, and he sees something that defies description. Presumed dead by all who knew him and obsessed with the desire to paint the inexpressible, he embarks on a pilgrimage to seek help from holy men around the globe. But is it possible to see eternity without becoming lost within it? After a quarter of a century, when the world begins to whisper that he may be alive, two people come looking for the artist: the daughter he never knew existed, and the murderer who hit him on the bridge all those years ago.

About Athol Dickson

Athol Dickson is the publisher of the popular news website,, and the author of seven novels and the bestselling memoir, The Gospel according to Moses. His novels of suspense and magical realism have been honored with three Christy Awards and an Audie Award, and compared to the work of Octavia Butler (by Publisher's Weekly) and Flannery O'Connor (by The New York Times). He and his wife live in Southern California.

My copy of this book just arrived and I will post my review as soon as I read it. It looks great! I have read Athol's books before and if it is anything like his previous books I know it will be one I won't be able to put down!

I Am In Here Reviewed

Book Description:
Elizabeth M. Bonker is a thirteen-year-old young lady with autism who cannot yet speak but who writes deeply revealing poetry, which was featured on PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. She excels in school with an educational aide.

Virginia G. Breen is the mother of three beautiful children, two of whom are profoundly affected by autism. Besides working to heal her children, Virginia is a venture capitalist investing in high-tech companies, and she sits on both corporate and nonprofit boards. She studied computer science at Harvard, business at Columbia, and philosophy in Singapore.

Elizabeth and Virginia live in northern New Jersey.

My Thoughts: This was a very touching book. Having a niece and a nephew with Autism and friends whose children have it as well, I have a special heart for kids with special needs. Elizabeth's poetry is awesome and it is so great that she has found a voice and a way to communicate. The only thing I had a problem with was Virginia's constant insistence on wanting to heal her children. That is not something she can do. We have power through Jesus to heal, yet we can't do it through our own strength and I just didn't get the sense that Virginia got that.

“Available October 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”



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