Saturday, November 5, 2016
All Is Bright, book review
I don't know about you, but as the holiday season approaches, I tend to start getting reflective. About life, tradition, and yes... the reason for the season. I love doing special projects or readings with my kids to remind us all that it's NOT about the hustle and bustle, the gadgets or even the food, Christmastime is a holiday celebrated because of the birth of our Saviour, who came to save us all. It is often difficult, in these days of preparation, to be still, to be quiet, to reflect on what is true. So anything I find that will help us do just that, I'm willing to try! Enter All Is Bright: A devotional journey to color your way through Christmas. Yes, a coloring book AND devotional in one!
All is Bright combines the beauty of the season, the story of the birth of Christ and gorgeously detailed coloring pages. Adult coloring is huge right now, and this book is perfect for those enthusiasts who relieve stress and tension through their fine-tipped markers and want to continue that through out the holiday season. It contains 31 devotional passages (December 1-31), each laid out beside a beautiful illustration beckoning to be filled in: nativity scenes, candles, welcoming front doors, musical instruments, angels and so much more. What I really appreciate about this book is that it also contains some coloring pages in the back that are less detailed for younger children. My kids always want to color with me and sometimes my books are too difficult for them to justice to... but All Is Bright solves that problem! It also includes some pages of Conversation Starters to take the devotions even further with your family.
This book will make a great gift for the coloring fanatic in your life, or a wonderful way to lead up to Christmas and the New Year with your family as a unit to truly focus on the reason for the season.
All Is Bright is written by Nancy Guthrie, illustrated by Lizzie Preston. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review by Tyndale House Publishers.