Ages: 8 and up
From the back of the book: "Inside these pages, you'll find thirty unique and creative illustrations focusing on key verses from the Bible, each offering an opportunity to connect with Scripture while exploring your creativity. Throughout, NIV verses are paired with detailed line art, and each page is printed on high-quality, thick paper stock that won't bleed through.
Relax. Sit back. Meditate on God's Word. Then remove the completed page to display your work for even more daily inspiration."
First, I will say...It took me a LONG time to be able to even write in this book. I think the perfectionist in me kept telling me I would mess it up. Then I had my son color one...he did the picture above. I FINALLY was able to venture into the book with a bit of color and I found it very enjoyable. I was not able to finish my picture, but will come back to it soon.
I tried out crayon, colored pencil, marker and Sharpie. As you can see, both markers can be seen from the back, but did not bleed through the paper. I felt like I had the best control with the colored pencil. The Sharpie was a close second. The marker and the crayon had too fat of a tip to get into the all the fine line detailing in the pictures. It was fun, but very time consuming. I think I would enjoy this activity in shorter chunks...maybe half an hour or so.
The pages have designs only on one side of the paper, and there is a dotted link to cut on, but it does not have perforated edges. I will probably tear the page out carefully as close to the binding as possible, and then cut on the dotted lines.
It is nice to sit and meditate on the verse you are coloring while you are keeping your fingers busy. Prayer is a theme for me this year in so many ways...from this page, I can think on it being POWERFUL and EFFECTIVE. This may also be a way to memorize little bits of Scripture.
I think you will enjoy it!
GIVEAWAY: Get your own copy of Inspiring Words: 30 Verses From the Bible You Can Color by sharing in the comments why you would like a copy of this coloring book. One winner will be selected on February 14th. Comments may be submitted until 11:59 on February 13. Winner must provide name and street address (can't be delivered to P.O, Boxes.) The book will be shipped directly from the publisher. Good Luck!
* I received a copy of the above mentioned product to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. All opinions are my own. Your results and/or opinions may vary.