Thursday, 30 June 2016

Live Loved: An Adult Coloring Book

http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/live-loved/382140



Back Cover

How would your attitude, actions, and responses change if you lived in the unconditional, immeasurable love of God?  What would it look like for you to live loved?

Live Loved provides an opportunity for you to pull away from the hustle and bustle of life to pray, journal, and unleash your creative gifts as you marinate in the truth of God’s fierce love for you.


  • -          Spend time in prayer, reflecting and growing in your relationship with God
  • -          Commit Bible passages to memory and deepen your faith
  • -          Share your fun artistry with others through what you create


Color and doodle and learn to live loved as you craft God’s Word into your heart.

Review

Growing up, colouring was always a favourite pastime.  I still have colouring books from before my age hit double-digits - which are quite amusing to flip through to see how my colouring “style” evolved over the years – from using one single crayon to scribble all across the page with no rhyme or reason other than to obliterate the picture on the page (haha), to eventually colouring somewhat in the lines, I spent many happy hours on the living room floor or at the kitchen table with my crayons and my colouring book (it was an added benefit to my parents for it kept me out of mischief!).

I’m so happy to see that colouring has morphed from a child’s pastime into something everyone can enjoy – regardless of age.  There are so many beautiful colouring books out there, and I truly believe that colouring, like many other hobbies within the art culture, can be quite therapeutic to the heart, mind, and soul.  And what can be better than meditating on Scripture at the same time?  The Psalms make many references to meditating on our Heavenly Father’s works and attributes: “I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works” (Psalm 145:5); “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105).  In Philippians 4:8, the Apostle Paul admonishes, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.” And nothing can be more true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, or praiseworthy as THE Good News itself – the Word of God! 

By encompassing a stress-relieving, creative activity such as colouring, and the pondering of Scripture, Live Loved is an encouragement to the soul with its theme of the incredible love God has for us.  I thoroughly have (and still am) enjoying this book and will definitely be looking for others once I’ve finished this one.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

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