Publication Date: September 1, 2016
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum
Provided by: Tyndale
Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal invites you to bring creative journaling and the calming act of coloring into your quiet time with God. This beautifully designed interactive prayer book from Tyndale's Living Expressions collection helps guide your thoughts as you pray about concerns such as health, overcoming stress, personal relationships, and more. Gratitude gives you a way to celebrate and give thanks to God for the many blessings he provides. Filled with over 100 designs to color, plenty of space for journaling and sketching, and 40 needs-based prayers, Gratitude helps you express your devotion to God with your whole heart!
Coloring is quite popular lately. Everywhere you go there are adult coloring books, right?
I know several people who find that drawing helps them relax and think better. Some color, finding it nice in the way that it forces them to slow down and others create ascetically pleasing physics notes.
But whether, its coloring a page with markers or crayons or colored pencils or using colorful pens to ]o write in careful handwriting, This book is perfect for people who like to color and, in general, express themselves.
The pages of the book are nice and think. You could use a wide viairity of pens and markers and I dont believe that it would bleed through.
Another strength is that there are not specific dates or "rules" to the book. If you want to do a page a day, thats fine. If you want to go out of order, no one is going to stop you.
[Its not a book you read through start to finish in an afternoon, either]
I have had diaries before which give you say, two pages, per day and it just seems restrictive. Or, I wont write another day and am overwhelmed by the blank space.
In this book, there is the freedom to color and add at your own pace and I think that makes a much better product.
The only downside to the book is that it probably shouldnt be used as a stand alone.
Not that you must buy other books in the product line, but just that it is better if you use it as a compliment to reading your Bible and another devotional and not instead of.
The ideas in the book are nice, the fonts are good, but they dont have extremely complex meanings either.
The book is not necessarily going to teach you anything and it would be wrong to expect this book to act as a substitute for anything you usually read.
Personally, I think it would be nice to get more of the content, even if it makes the book thicker, just to have that foundation. To me, while a person is reflecting on the page they are coloring, they should reflect on something biblical and not whats for dinner or happening this weekend.
In the end, I think that the book would be a great gift.
To me, the target audience seems to be adult women who love art and expression, people who favor "pretty" art with nice calligraphy pens and colors of whatever medium chosen carefully.
The book probably would not be as enjoyable to use to a man or for a child.
You can order a copy from Amazon here.