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April 26, 2009, 10:51 pm
Filed under: Non-Fiction Review

refractionsRefractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture by Makoto Fujimura

 I cannot tell you how excited i was to be told of navpress’ blogger review program. They are easily one of my favorite publishing houses.

This book is amazing, i love it, and i’ll tell you why, ’cause that’s what reviews do. 🙂

I love art, both visual and lyrical. I don’t pretend to be good at either, but i enjoy each immensely. Art is hard to describe in words but I think this author stated it best in the opening chapter. Art is beauty, justice and freedom. To borrow from the book (which quotes Tolstoy)

Art “should cause violence to be set aside”(What is Art and Essays on Art By Leo Tolstoy)

Everything about this book is absolutely beautiful! From the actual design of the book to the pictures of art inside. Makoto Fujimura is brilliant writer as well as an incredible artist. Each and every chapter is well written, and the message is meaningful to the reader. This book and Makoto Fujimura’s words will stick with me for a long time to come. He is definitely one talented guy! If you’re looking for a book to meditate on, learn from, and open your eyes to the beauty around you, this is it!


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