Wonders Of Creation Bible

NIV Wonders of Creation Bible- Illustrations to Color and Inspire. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing. 2016 (specific version).

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SUMMARY:
With the full length version of the NIV Holy Bible complemented with over 50 pages of black and white illustrations to color, the Wonders of Creation Bible is a beautiful version. Filled with the original thin pages of the Bible but immersed with thicker pages for the drawings, the included animal and design pages are as graceful as they are charming. Accompanied by a lay-flat binding for easy coloring, a presentation page for gift giving, special verses included on each coloring page and a ribbon marker, this Bible is complete.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
A perfectly sized Bible with readable size font and text,┬áthe Wonders of Creation Bible was beautifully enhanced with the illustrations waiting to be filled with a spectrum of color. The drawings are inviting, the coloring verses are relevant, the cover is alluring and of course, the message within is priceless. I really liked the idea of a more interactive Bible, combining two of my favorite things- coloring and God’s Word. Only thing I might add would be a few journaling pages to truly complete the experience.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Wonders of Creation Bible from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*

Live Free-An Adult Coloring Book

Feinberg, Margaret. Live Free: Craft God’s Word in Your Heart Through Creative Expression. An Adult Coloring Book. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Who am I? Through journaling, coloring, doodling, painting, reading, reflecting and praying, Live Free offers numerous pages on which to help you find your identity. With a Bible verse, a lined journaling page, and a black-and-white sketched picture to color, each two-page devotional offers creative ways to spend time with the Lord. As an author, speaker and church motivator, Margaret Feinberg joins the craze of adult coloring books with her newest book, while taking it even a step further.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Already having several themed coloring books (animals, flowers, cities), I was excited to add the journaling/ doodling aspect to the collection. Centered around a faith-theme, Live Free was perfect for those much needed quiet times. With nice, thicker pages and an assortment of different designs to color and explore, this book would be perfect as a gift to someone special, including yourself. Create!

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Live Free-An Adult Coloring Book from Bethany House Publishing for my honest review*

The Time Garden

Song, Daria. The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book. USA: Watson-Guptill Publications. 2015.

SUMMARY:
timegardenOn a whimsical journey through a cuckoo clock, a little girl follows the clock fairy into the clock and the hidden magical world within her dreams. Throughout the story are intricately drawn sketches of the adventure just yearning to be colored. With a master’s degree in fiber arts, Daria Song’s beautiful artwork shines through. Presented in a beautiful jacket cover, The Time Garden boasts thick pages, lots of creative room and encourages taking time to return to a simpler frame of mind…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
With the included short story inspired by the author’s sense of wonder and mystery of living in a far-away place, it blended perfectly with the black and white illustrations begging to be filled in with color. With the new trend of adult-coloring appearing recently, I was interested in trying the coloring movement and found this book to be the ideal opportunity. Equipped with colored pencils, a bit of time and some artistic ideas, I truly reveled in the pages as the stress slipped away, my thoughts floated past and peace settled within. What a wonderful concept with amazing results (even including my masterpieces).

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Time Garden from Blogging For Books for my honest review*