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Posted June 16, 2012
Painting the Future begins with Lupe, an eleven year old girl, moving in next to Jonathon (a blind man who was once an accomplished artist). Lost in despair, grief, and self-pity, he is stuck until she comes along to light his way out of his self-imposed prison. This is a beautiful story of how two people from totally different worlds can make a connection that is life changing and deeply profound. It is a powerful expression of what can happen when a person holds their beliefs close to their heart and does not waiver in their conviction, despite running into adversity time and time again. What a triumph of Spirit is expressed in this tale, as well as a story about the darkness that can follow a person who is bitter and grieved over events in life. I really appreciate how well this story flows and balances so many ideas and ideals while never losing sight of the characters or story line. The story unfolds like the petals of a flower in bloom, each page opening to reveal character traits and plot points in perfect time. It speaks volumes without ever once preaching. Although this book is not a children’s book, I will be giving my nine year old this book to read. I do recommend reading the book first before giving it to a child since there are some topics that will need to be discussed along the way. The story speaks to many age groups both male and female, for it is a Universal message. I was so inspired reading this book, I now want to see the film!
I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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Posted March 12, 2013
Painting the Future is a wonderful story about the principals Louise Hay teaches applied to every day life. Life happens and what happens to you is what you make of it. It is an excellent relaxing book to inspire us to open up to positive affermations.
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Posted June 25, 2012
Painting the future is the story of Jonathan Page, who was a world famous artist, before he lost his sight from a mysterious illness. Once a successful painter and printmaker, Jonathan turns bitter towards life, until a little Mexican girl forms a friendship with him and tries to help him come out of his bitter shell. Based on the movie by the same name, Painting the future is a heartwarming novel about kindness, compassion, and love. I disagree with several things that happened in this book the book seemed to support gay relationships, something I heavily disagree of. Also the painter in the story, seemed glad that his nephew was becoming gay, something no one shouldn’t be proud of. It also had some bad language, another thing I disapprove of.
But overall I enjoyed the story it didn’t have a lot of action and wasn’t very captivating but had a good moral message. I wouldn’t really recommend this book to anyone I personally know, but it would be fine for someone unconcerned about bad language and or a book supporting gay marriages.
I received this book for review by the Hay house book review program, I was not made to write a positive review, only to express my opinion.
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Posted April 29, 2012
I have read Hay for many years, but never in this form.
I enjoyed the book and beleve it has a viable message in a very palatable presentation.
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