Monday, December 21, 2015

Relax and Reflect

Whatever is Lovely: A Coloring Book of Reflection and Worship – WaterBrook Press (WaterBrook Press)

I am amazed by the meteoric rise in popularity of the so-called adult coloring book. In a world that finds itself delivering a fire hose of information to the average person on a daily basis to think that busy adults would take a time out to work within the boundaries and color within the lines seems a bit confounding.

A visit to your favorite book store will find you confronted with a huge assortment of these books ranging from flowers and animals to Dr. Who and Star Wars entries. Taking the phenomenon in a different direction is Whatever is Lovely: A Coloring Book of Reflection and Worship, which mixes hand drawn images with words of reflection, inspiration and worship.

It is an ingenious mix that catches busy folks at a point where they take a breather and offers them the opportunity to reflect on their Christian values and themes. This seeming double dip in the relaxation pool hits on all the right cords.

For those who a rushing to run down that thoughtful last minute gift, but don’t want to get caught in the last minute gift trap, pair this with a pack of colored pencils and you are good to go; it is a gift that friends will remember every time they crack it open.

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