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Coloring As An Act Of Worship

Almost every blogger I’ve ever met (online) has also called themselves a reader. Writer. Reader. They seem to go hand in hand. Here’s another thing. If you’re a true bookworm, many genres catch your attention. I’m usually reading at least three books at once and often they’re completely different from one another. So, this week, I want to review four totally different books. One nonfiction on simple living, one literary fiction, one praise & worship coloring book and one on leadership. How’s that for variety?! Be sure and check back all week long because the plan is to give some books away at the end of the week!



I have a crafty daughter. Thankfully, she has a crafty grandma. The closest thing we do to crafting together is coloring. I've always enjoyed coloring. I remember getting excited about a fresh, new coloring book with all those untouched pages. I colored with my roommates in our college dorm room. Of all the back-to-school supplies, a new box of crayons is my favorite. The points still perfect, the colors so bold.


So when adult coloring books became a thing, I jumped right on that bandwagon. When I got a chance to take a look at this new coloring book, Whatever Is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection & Worship, I said Yes Please! right away.


The pages are indeed lovely. They also have a great deal of substance. Quotes from some of my favorite writers. Sarah Bessey, Jennifer Lee Dukes. Lisa-Jo Baker. Bible verses. Hymns. Beautiful phrases on the pages you color. Then on the back, a note about where the quote came from and in the case of the hymns, the full song.

May we be sensitive to the ways our words land in the hearts of others. (Emily P. Freeman)


It's coloring that fills you up spiritually. Genius.









What if you got in touch with some girlfriends and scheduled a coloring get together? If you'd be willing to share, each gal could have a page. Mom's group moms. Play date for all ages. Bible study ladies. Small group wives. Coffee shop friends. Any excuse you can find to get together! 


I was already a big fan of adult coloring books. This edition, however, took it to a whole new level.


I received a copy of Whatever Is Lovely, compiled by WaterBrook Press, from Blogging for Books for the purpose of generating a review. Italicized quotes are from the book. The opinions expressed here are my own. 


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