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Adult coloring books are all the rage right now, as you know.
But this new book is different, in that it includes 40 devotionals!
Grab your colored pencils and get ready to refresh your spirit with this coloring book devotional journey!
For lovers of the Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest coloring books, Restore My Soulis a beautiful, interactive devotional designed to celebrate our unique creativity and connect us with the ultimate Creator. Find refreshment in short reflections on Scripture and be inspired as you color accompanying intricate illustrations created for meditation and prayer. Both contemplative and imaginative, Restore My Soul is the perfect space for the artist in us all.
As you can see from the sample pages above, most of the coloring ages have either a bible quote or an inspirational message. The accompanying devotional relates to the picture, includes another applicable bible verse and thoughts on applying it to your life.
You can read it before or after you complete your picture. But if you read it before, then your mind will think on the devotional, while you are relaxing and coloring!
As you can see the pictures are pretty good size,
They are perfect for framing, with their larger 10" x 10" size. I do wish they had preforrated pages, so be warned if you want to take one out, use a scissor edge or edge knife, to remove it cleanly, as the designs go almost to the binding edge. There are a couple that could easily be folded in half, or thirds, and made into bookmarks, allowing you to take your drawing and devotional with you at all times!
This is a lovely book and one that I would highly recommend for gift giving with a set of lovely colored pencils, as a way to help Mom (or your bestie) relax and be creative, this Mother's Day!
About the Author:
Ann-Margret Hovsepian is an award-winning writer, editor, and illustrator from Montreal, Quebec. She has had more than 300 articles featured in a variety of Canadian and U.S. print publications. Her devotional for tween girls, The One Year Designer Genes Devo, was released by Tyndale House Publishers in 2007. She is also the author of Truth & Dare: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Girls (David C. Cook Publishing, 2011) and Truth, Dare, Double Dare: Another Year of Dynamic Devotions for Girls (Cook, 2014), and she was the lead author and senior editor of Blossom, a tween BibleZine (Thomas Nelson, 2006). As an illustrator, she contributed five original drawings to Whatever Is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection and Worship (WaterBrook Multnomah, 2015). Check out her website for more!