Whatever is Lovely by Waterbrook Press

Whatever Is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection and Worship

Coloring book: Released 12/15/15, 96 Pages

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through the blogging for books program for an honest review.

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Book Synopsis:

Color your way to peace and worship.

We live in such a busy, hectic world—but what waits for you inside this cover 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.
When we create, we echo the heart of our Creative God who designed everything and gave us the capacity to recognize beauty.
So go ahead! You have permission to pick up your colored pencil and be reminded of truth in a fresh way.

My Review:

Browsing through the request books I stumbled upon this coloring book and being a fan on the new hobby craze decided to put in a request for this lovely book.  Teach me not to read the descriptions carefully…  While this is a lovely book with beautiful illustrations waiting to be brought to life with color I did not notice when requesting that it would also be cock full of religious propaganda….  Okay maybe that is a bit harsh of a word, but there is poems, scripture and a whole lot of things I’m not comfortable with.  I’m not a religious person, and while I’m sure most of what is in this book is pretty harmless and meant to be inspirational it is not meant for someone like me.

So now I have it and need to review it.  Based upon appearance it is a beautiful book.  The illustrations are a nice mix of different styles and skill levels of coloring. The paper is of excellent quality and should hold up nicely to pencil, crayon or marker.  It would be nice if the pages were perforated, so the pictures could be removed for an easier coloring experience.  This book would make a lovely gift for a spiritual someone in your life.  I am going to hang onto it for now and will probably use my copy of the book for just such a purpose.

I am a little disappointed by all the religious propaganda in the book, but it is not the book’s fault, it is mine for not paying closer attention to what I was requesting.  Before you get all up in arms about my use of the word propaganda I suggest looking up the definition of the word.  Simply this book was not meant for someone like me.  I’m sure a more spiritual reader is going to love this book.

My Rating: 3 Stars


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