Saturday, October 29, 2016

Book Review: All Is Bright: A Devotional Journey to Color Your Way to Christmas by Nancy Guthrie

Book Synopsis
The perfect gift for the creatives and coloring-book lovers in your life! Includes bonus activities and kid-friendly coloring pages for the whole family!

This Christmas season, celebrate the birth of our Savior through beautiful design and devotion. Grab your colored pencils, cozy up with your favorite blanket and a cup of tea, and settle in for a night of peace and wonder with All Is Bright. For lovers of the Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest coloring books, All Is Bright is the perfect way to transform the Advent and Christmas seasons for your whole family, re-centering the holidays on the miracle of Jesus’ birth. Combining 31 days of rich content by the beloved and inspirational Nancy Guthrie with intricate designs that will reconnect you with the heart of Christ, this coloring book devotional journey reminds us all of what the season really calls us to: worship.

My Review

All Is Bright is a beautiful and unique Christmas coloring book.  It is designed to use daily throughout the month of December.  Each day has a devotional page, followed by a coloring page.  

The book is beautifully designed.  Some of the coloring pages are intricate patterns, and some are pictures.  The pictures include: Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus;  candles;  O Little Town of Bethlehem; the word JOY with an intricate frame pattern;  an angel;  a door decorated for Christmas with a Welcome sign; a lamp post and pine boughs; more!

The pages are card stock.  This is a beautifully produced book, well bound, with great attention to detail.

There is a section of family activities and conversation starters that would be wonderful for a family who wants to share the Advent journey together.

There are also some coloring pages toward the end of the book.

I love coloring and find it so relaxing and peaceful.  It would be delightful to listen to Christmas music and do these pages, one per night, over the Christmas season.    

My only critique is that there is text on the back of each coloring page, and the pages are not perforated.  It would be nice if they had a blank back and a perforated edge to remove the pages after they are colored.

I recommend All is Bright very highly for anyone who enjoys coloring, and who wants a special coloring book for the Christmas season.  Five stars!

You can find out more at the Tyndale Inspire Creativity Pinterest board, including some sample pages to color!  You can also see the beautiful Tyndale Living Expressions books at the Tyndale site.  I am a great fan of these books!

Author Bio
Nancy Guthrie speaks at conferences around the country and internationally. She and her husband, David, are the co-hosts of the GriefShare video series used in over 8,500 churches around the world and host Respite Retreats for couples who have faced the death of a child. She is the author of numerous books including Holding on to Hope, Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow, and The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament.

I received this book from the Tyndale Blog Network.

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