The Impressionist by Tim Clinton

The Impressionist

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 ...


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TitleThe Impressionist
Author
Release DateSep 16th, 2014
PublisherDestiny Image
LanguageEnglish
GenreChristian Fiction, Christian, Fiction, Drama, Religion
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Reviews The Impressionist

  • Bethany Marks
    2014-08-07
    “And He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers” Malachi 3:6 is the gift of The Impressionist.We all —long— to be fathered. The Impressionist draws the generations together with a grandfather, a father and a son who desperately need strength beyond their own abilities. The gift was layered and different than expected but rich and life changing. It revealed options with the choice...
  • Richard Kuhn
    2015-01-06
    When I was a young writer and Family Network still existed, I was taken under the wing of an experienced, successful writer whose job was to to basically rip everything I wrote to shreds. It was a tough experience but a very much needed one. The first thing Jason looked for was what he called Basement Christian stuff-automatic reject. Basement Christian Stuff, BCS as we came to identify it, is run of the mill how I got saved with a little story i...
  • Lanita
    2014-03-31
    After the first three or four chapters, I felt that I was alternately reading a sermon and then a history of civil rights actions and causes. The Christian message was OK, but I expected more action and less teaching. I felt the message of the book was that a couple of miraculous interactions were needed for a person to change his ways, with which I disagree. And there was only resolution in one of the main character's relationships, leaving the ...
  • Kris
    2014-09-10
    Great book! The subtitle is Becoming the Masterpiece You Were Created To Be which is very apt! It also has great lessons for improving your marriage.Adam has just had a huge fight with his wife Paige. They have gotten weary in their marriage and this time they have actually talked about divorce. Adam leaves the house and goes to a park where an old man says he’d like to paint Adam’s portrait. As he paints, Jim Ed challenges Adam to be the man...
  • Ron
    2014-09-28
    Disappointing.Two stars is a gift. I almost quit after fifty pages. It got better, but not much.It reads like a Sunday school attempt to render a counseling transcript as a three-act play. The writing is unrealistic. The punctuation is terrible. The use of script and Italic fonts for many pages impairs readability. The references to painting watercolor indicate neither author paints nor knows much about art history.Books like this are why Christi...
  • Sherry White-pillars
    2014-03-16
    This book is really amazing. It has blessed me so much and opened my eyes to see things differently.
  • Lejean Maurer
    2015-05-13
    IntenseThis was so intense. Made myself do soul searching. It ended all to soon. Share God's love in your actions.
  • Lynn Weldon
    2018-05-02
    Adam, who is in his worst moment meets Jim Ed who shows Adam who he is meant to be in Christ. Through forgiveness, God’s Word, God’s love, all things are possible. Jim Ed shares with Adam the gifts that God Blessed Him with. I would recommend this book to everyone who is searching, doubting, hoping.
  • Mary Jane
    2017-09-15
    Remarkable story.This is a true message of how we live our lives. The life God gave each of us. The choices we make and the path we follow. The only true path is throne God has for us. This is a story worth reading more than once. It will make you think if you are not afraid to do so.
  • Loretta
    2018-01-16
    Quick read but thought provoking. Not necessarily realistic and yet there are very real elements in it such as the marriage that is falling apart, a son on drugs, etc.
  • Janet
    2018-04-30
    great book, loved it.
  • Kirstin Viland
    2017-12-14
    definitely would recommend this book
  • Francisco Olivares
    2016-12-23
    I give it a 4.5This book spoke to me because I can relate to the main character. This book will also speak to anyone reading it. It's entertaining and keeps you anticipating the next moment.
  • Jalynn Patterson
    2014-08-06
    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 thr...
  • A.C. Cuddy
    2014-08-06
    “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.”The Impressionist – Be...
  • Sharee
    2014-07-26
    MY REVIEWThe 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 Ada...
  • Pat
    2014-08-17
    Adam Camp's world is falling down around him, his son is doing drugs again, he and his wife just had a big blow out argument about the same things they always argue about, this time she is threatening to leave him. He decides he better leave the house before he says or does something he will not be able to take back.He walks around and finds himself at a park and is wondering what purpose he has to be on this earth when he meets Jim Ed, an older ...
  • Amy
    2014-09-07
    The Impressionist is a fictional novel about a man who has hit rock bottom in his marriage and with raising his son. He leaves his home angry only to come across an older gentleman who wants to paint his portrait. During the time he spends with the painter, he learns some valuable truths about decisions we make and what is truly worth fighting for. During this encounter he realizes that he is truly in a battle and needs to rise up to be the warri...
  • Donna Mcginnis
    2014-08-10
    This is a wonderful and well written novella. One of inspiration and encouragement. One that reminds us that only God can change our lives and help us through each day. He is all we need. It is a short story but powerful and I read it in one sitting. Adam Camp's family life is crumbling around him. His wife is threatening to leave him and his son is addicted to drugs. He is unhappy and disappointed with himself. After an argument with his wife he...
  • Mary
    2014-08-18
    “The Impressionist” is a quick, easy read, with a deep storyline! Main character, Adam Camp, is depressed, frustrated and unhappy with his life and feels like giving up. After a huge blow-up with his wife he storms out of the house and has an unusual afternoon. He meets a stranger in the park and ends up spending a couple of life-changing hours with the elderly man, Jim Ed. The story changes between Jim Ed and Adam’s lives, marriages and jo...
  • Karen Dean
    2014-08-19
    Adam Camp feels like he is failing at life. His marriage seems ready to implode, his teen age son has been using drugs, his job is very demanding and he doesn’t know where it all went wrong. He flees his house and runs into Jim Ed in the park. Jim Ed is an older man who feels God has called to paint. He tells Adam to sit for a portrait. During the course of the sitting, Jim Ed shares the story of his life. What it was like to grow up Black in t...
  • Kaitlyn
    2015-01-18
    I felt the message was wonderful. Being an artist myself, I related to, and adored this book and the message it preached. It's a really quick and easy read, which is great for school or someone busy. Although it's a quick read, JT has a great lesson. Adam Camp, a father and husband, battles common insecurities that are hindering his relationship with his son, wife, and God. He attends church once in a while and doesn't do much outside of that. He...
  • Joan
    2014-09-30
    The authors have woven spiritual transformation lessons throughout the experience of Adam getting his portrait painted. The experience is extemporaneous, painter and subject having met in a park. Adam is encouraged to share his story, his wife threatening to leave him and his son on drugs. The painter shares his story, a black man growing up in a time of severe prejudice. The painter is an impressionist, capturing the soul of Adam with its potent...
  • Cindy Augustine
    2015-04-20
    I had the privilege of reviewing the Impressionist. It is a fun and easy read but has a deep and thought provoking story line. The main character is struggling with despair and decisions he needs to make. While searching for answers, he is approached by a painter who wants to do his portrait. The results are amazing. I like this story so much! It was a really good book and I would highly recommend it to everyone!I was given this book by the Book ...
  • Lori Weller
    2014-09-19
    The Impressionist is a novella that packs an epic full of wisdom!!!! The author uses a painter to demonstrate how some decisions we make in life have long reaching effects. He uses Bible truths to also demonstrate how to solve some of the decisions needing to be made. There is much wisdom to be learned from this little book!I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
  • Donna
    2016-01-20
    I found this book last night at a Christian book store. My friend bought it and asked if I would like to read it first so I decided to start reading today. Well, I had to keep reading. The book has a very inspiring message of hope and encouragement threaded through the story of two men, one who shares his struggles and faith, the other who receives it in the midst of difficult times. Lots to ponder.
  • Scott Stewart
    2014-07-21
    Thanks to the publisher for allowing me to read an advanced copy.This is a book that will cause you to look deep into yourself and hopefully come out a better person. It will show you that you need Christ, and there is no need looking elsewhere. It is a quick read, and a very enjoyable read. I love books written like a parable that inadvertently or purposely teach you something that you never realized.
  • Sue Colburn
    2015-04-19
    AmazingThe authors pull you into a real-life scenario where evil tries to destroy each one of us. I was sorry the story ended without a resolution, but perhaps they left an option for another novel! I definitely recommend this book to anyone struggling with relationship issues. An awesome read.
  • Kristin
    2015-10-28
    I don't really have words for this book at this moment. It's... *sigh* I don't know. It had so many lessons that hit right at the heart and wow. (My inner editor found so many painful grammar mistakes though >n
  • Darren B. Crowe
    2015-03-24
    Thoroughly enjoyed this uplifting Christ-focused book. I found it to be chock full of little gems, which I notated for further reflection. I believe it captures our Heavenly Father's desire for us all to seek & maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is one I will share with fragile and friends, and always have one in my library to re-read time and again.Darren Crowe