Friday, October 28, 2016

Review: All Is Bright: A Devotional Journey to Color Your Way to Christmas


My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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.

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All Is Bright coloring pagesThis is a lovely coloring and activity book from Tyndale Publishing House.  Perfect for the Christmas season.  The cover is a nice heavy card-stock and the pages are fairly heavyweight.   I used crayons for the picture I colored and they colored on smoothly.  I should have used colored pencils to see if I could get a deeper color because the page ended up looking a little washed out.

I loved that there is a page with a devotional and a coloring page for each day of the month.  That would be a neat thing to do with your kids for the month of December.   Also loved the extra coloring pages and activities at the back of the book geared more for kids.  There's even one where you can color Christmas balls and cut them out.  The only problem I have with that is that the designs are on back and front so if you cut the balls out you are cutting up the picture on the other side of the page.  I feel like the activities in the back should have been on a single page and probably perforated for easy removal.

All Is Bright coloring pages detailI also tried out my gel pens on another page and was pleased that the color did not appear to bleed through.   You can see a little bit of the impression on the other side of the page but it's not bad at all.

All in all, this would be a great treat for the Christmas holidays!




*Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for a complimentary copy of this book. I was not paid or required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*

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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.  Find out more at www.nancyguthrie.com.





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