Book Review: The Picture by Steven Haner

Title: The Picture
Author: Steven Haner
Publisher: Golden Thread Publishing
Released: December 3, 2010

Book Summary

Kaitlyn and her father are making a special picture together and they are filled with expectation. The plan, the practice and the patience of their project are leading them toward something beautiful, springing from their heart and an extraordinary artistic talent. But neither is prepared for the trouble that will suddenly push them in another direction, down separate paths they would not have chosen. Yet, through the darkness of unexpected disappointment, they are led toward an unforseen conclusion…to taste the fruit of a better plan.

I received a copy of this book to review over a year ago… That’s how far behind I am on many of my reviews.  The Picture is a fairly short book and had an interesting cover so I picked it up on a recent Sunday afternoon.

The Picture was completely different from anything I’ve ever read before. It was the story of a young girl who had lingering effects of childhood illness and trauma. Her father was attempting to help her through a form of “art therapy”. Together they were working to create a special picture.

Not being an artist I had a hard time visualizing the technique that was used to create “the” picture this story revolves around. Despite my lack of ability to visual the project they were working on this book did show how art and creating can be therapeutic and healing to children.

I’m honestly not exactly sure who the target audience for this book is.  If you are interested in art therapy or just looking for a sweet, simple, uplifting story that shows the power of a parent’s love then give The Picture a try.

Content: Clean

Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

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