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Not as inspiring as many claim
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2021
I'm obviously one of the few people who've read this book who've found it less than inspiring.
I came to it thinking it was a book that might give me some help in how to be a Christian and a writer (while admittedly Fujimara is an artist, he's writing about the arts in general), but apart from a few not greatly original thoughts, there was little concrete to take hold of. Fujimara comes across as an earnest seeker of a way to be Christian and an artist in this world, and plainly achieves that in his own life and art. His method of communicating it, for me, wasn't achieved nearly as well. Too much repetition, too much use of the same few ideas as springboards for discussion with little that I could get my teeth into. Yes, I was looking for something more concrete, and there are a few things that struck a chord, but overall I found this distinctly underwhelming.
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