Whatever is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection and Worship

#Whatever is LovelyWe live in such a hectic world – but what waits for you inside this adult coloring book is a way to quiet the noise, express creativity, and spend some sweet time with God. Each page features an original design from one of a dozen different artists, beautifully illustrating a contemplative quote from an inspirational writer, a beloved hymn, or Scripture.

 Published by WaterBrook Press.

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I love colouring!

Ever since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed colouring, so I am very pleased that adult colouring has taken off, and also that Christian publishers are now providing colouring books with a Christian theme.

I would have loved for these to have been around when I was a teen, when I was longing to still colour, but wasn’t wanting to colour in children’s pictures.

Jesus Sought Me

#WhateverIsLovely

For Christmas I received the Whatever is Lovely colouring book, and as you can see by this picture, I have already finished colouring one of the pictures!

I like how each page has either a Bible verse, a line from a hymn or a quote from a Christian for you to meditate on while colouring.

On the back of the page is the verse or hymn printed in full so you can appreciate it more fully.

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had this hymn, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, on my mind and quite often throughout the day have been singing it, particularly the line Jesus sought me when a stranger, wand’ring from the fold of God. I’ve been appreciating that truth just lately, so that has been a nice outcome of my colouring time!

There is a link in the book to a playlist on Spotify for you to play as you colour. I haven’t a Spotify account, so haven’t used it, but I have plenty of instrumental music of my own that I have playing in the background.

There are 45 different colouring pages, having very different styles of illustrations and fontsCrayons giving a nice variety of illustrations to colour.

There are a couple of fonts I really don’t like as they put a “g” in this lower case style, but just make it bigger when they need it for a capital. When then used for God’s name, it just looks wrong and irks me. Personally, I would have preferred a different script to have been used so it looked more defining that God’s name had been given a capital. However, this is my preference, and I know there are others who are not going to be bothered by it. There are only two that have this problem, thankfully for me!

On the whole, though, it’s a book I like and I can see many hours being enjoyed colouring and worshipping.

~ Wendy Sparkes ~

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