Have you ever wanted to put the prophecies of the Old Testament on the same page as the New Testament fulfillment of those prophecies? Even better yet, how about see some of the Hebrew words of those prophecies written out on paper? Throw in some picture outlines (to color of course!) and that’s what makes “The Glory of the Messiah” adult coloring book by Susan Perlman and Shelley Skoropinski.
This coloring book is truly unique in the fact that it was written by Messianic Jewish authors. In case you haven’t heard of the Messianic Jewish movement, they are a group of people who practice a lot of the Jewish traditions, but have paired Old Testament Biblical/Torah prophecies with the New Testament Biblical fulfillment of those prophecies and have come to recognize that Jesus Christ is the long awaited Messiah that the Jews have been seeking.
Every 2 pages in this coloring book starts with a Hebrew word (written in Hebrew) at the top of the page and the English definition of the Hebrew word under that. Each of the words is linked to two verses from the Bible- one prophetic of who the Messiah would be, and one fulfillment of who Jesus Christ is. On the page opposite is a drawing to color in of something relating to the Hebrew word and Scripture that accompanies it. Each drawing is chock full of details to be colored in for those who enjoy coloring books with lots of detail.
The drawings are very detailed, but absolutely beautiful, although at times, some are a little abstract for my normal coloring preferences (I prefer a bit more cut and dried pictures). I really enjoyed the Scripture that accompanied each picture. I had not really taken the time to parallel the prophecies and fulfillment of the Messiah together, but seeing them on one page was really neat. The coloring book says it is primarily for adults in the fact that it is so detailed, but a child who enjoys coloring detail would really enjoy this coloring book as well.
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I received this book free courtesy of Bethany House Publisher’s Blogger Review Program in exchange for an honest review.