Kramarik, A., & Kramarik, F. (2006). Akiane: Her life, her art, her poetry. Nashville, Tenn: W Publishing Group. 9780849900440
Reasons for Reading: I believe I first learned of Akiane Kramarik when she was a guest on Oprah. However, I’m not certain. She made a lasting impression on me when I read Heaven is for Real. So, when I found HCPL owned Akiane and Foreli Kramarik’s Akiane: Her life, her art, her poetry, I requested a copy.
Summary: Young prodigy Akiane Kramarik’s outstanding body of artwork comes to light in this book. Born to an atheist mother and lapsed Catholic father, Akiane remarkably sought God. Her faith and developing relationship with God brought her family to belief and acceptance. The book tells Akiane’s story, shows her glorious artwork, and shares her poetry.
What I Liked: This book presented Akiane’s artwork beautifully. The paintings nearly leapt off the pages at me. Also, Akiane captures the attention just through this book setting on the coffee table.
What I Disliked: As this book came out in 2006, I’m curious to find more recent info on Akiane.
Four Out of Five Pearls
- Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
- The Shack by William P. Young
- Putting a face on grace by Richard Blackaby
- Same kind of different as me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore
- The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
For more on Akiane and Foreli Kramarik’s Akiane: Her life, her art, her poetry, check out the following:
- Akiane: child prodigy, artist, poet. Purchase Paintings and Prints direct from Akiane
- Mars Hill: Akiane Kramarik
- Akiane’s Jesus, Heaven is for Real and the Man in the Turin Shroud « Shroud of Turin Blog