Remember some of those Bible verses you learned in Sunday School as a child? How about taking some of those beloved verses and elaborating/meditating on them a little bit more, adding some joyful and cheery designs to color, and making them into a 28-day devotional? Words of Grace by Jacqui Grace and Dee Arnold does just that. This tender devotional delves into one treasured Bible verse per day and presents the reader with a fresh take on the verse and a new way to ponder over it and bask in God’s love that is shown in that verse.
Each verse and day is accompanied by a new design to color in that is related to that verse in some way. At the beginning of the devotional, they encourage you to read through the words and then take time to color in the page that goes with the daily devotional and “prayerfully consider (the verse’s) meaning in your life”. Each picture is intricate, yet simple enough that you can focus on spending time with God while you color and meditate. The pictures themselves are very springy/summery and cheery; many flowers and birds grace the pages, as well as some other aspects. Each picture is drawn around a phrase from the verse that you are able to color in as well.
If you have a small group you are looking to do a month long devotional with, this is a good book for that too. The devotions can be completed individually by members of the group and at the end of the week when everyone gets together, there are a few questions for group discussion and contemplation; which can also be used for individual reflection as well.
This is a devotional you will definitely want to pick up if you enjoy coloring and want to do devotions that cause you to slow down a bit and meditate on the verse for a little while. The coloring pages are not very difficult, but simple enough you can do whether you are a younger person, or a more experienced colorer who wants a devotional with a coloring accent. I recommend this devotional for anyone. It is like a bright spot of sunlight in the day.
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I received this book free courtesy of Bethany House Publisher’s Blogger Review Program in exchange for an honest review.