Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. It has turned into an international trend. I’m seeing more and more Facebook and Instagram posts from folks all over the world finding joy in coloring! Adult coloring books are now hot items that can find themselves on the bestseller’s list world wide. So what’s all the hype on adult coloring books? I was on a mission to find out.
While I’m not big on any type of art project, I am willing to try anything that’s supposed to reduce stress and promote creativity. When looking through books to review, it wasn’t the coloring element of this book that caught my eye. It was the fact it was centered around heroines of the Old Testament.
I thought I could use this book not just for creative relaxation, but also for mediative prayer. I honestly didn’t know what to expect since I’ve never used an adult coloring book. As a mother and homeschooler I didn’t see how I’d have time to sit down to color.
The first morning of coloring I found myself a little overwhelmed. The pictures are so detailed and complex. I didn’t know how I was going to get it all colored in the amount of time I had before the kids woke up. However, as I began to pray through the scripture on the page, I began to let go of the anxieties of time restraint and focus on what God was telling me.
The second day went a lot smoother as I read the scripture to go along with the heroine. I chose my color scheme and prayed as I colored. Pretty soon I was engulfed in the life of the heroine as the picture began to came to life.
There are 10 different heroines of the Old Testament featured in this book accompanied with scripture. I not only found it a great creative outlet, but a beautiful piece of work to use as morning devotions.
Betsy Karounos does a fantastic job of encouraging as well as engaging the artist in the lives of these women. It would be easy to spend hours engulfed in the coloring and reflecting of the stories.
Included is a page on artist tips. This was a great help to me as a new artist. You can now find Heroines of the Old Testament on Amazon!
So tell me. Do you like to color?
This product was given to me in return for my review. These are my own opinions.
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