Welcome to the
Spring Delights Giveaway Hop
March 21-31, 2016
Hosted by Planet Weidknecht
and LeahSay's Views
**Bible received for review. All thoughts are 100% my own.
If you follow me on Instagram (or even just here on the blog), you've probably figured out at least three things about me:
1. I have crazy cute kids!
2. I love Bible journaling.
3. I love adult coloring books.
I've talked often about my love of Bible journaling, and even guest posted over on the Family Christian blog on the topic of coloring as a form of creative worship, much in the way of Bible journaling.
Actually, my love of adult coloring books actually began as an extension of my Bible journaling. You see, I have never been much of an artist. I love doing crafty things, but drawing? Well, I'm lucky enough if I make a decent looking stick figure. So, when I came across some Christian color books, I thought...'Hey, this is perfect! I can trace these gorgeous designs into my Bible. I'll have the pretty drawings I desire, with no real artistic talent needed.'
Makes sense, right?
But as I began to collect a few, I learned that I was really loving them all on their own. I did use them on occasion for my Bible journaling as I'd planned, but mostly it became a completely separate hobby for me. I loved that much like journaling, it gave me that creative form of worship- allowing me to spend time with God in a unique way that made sense to me...and unlike typical Bible journaling didn't require that I be a great artist.
Needless to say, with both of these loves, I was pretty ecstatic when I heard about the Inspire Bible for the first time! Check it out:
Inspire is a new single-column, wide-margin New Living Translation Bible that will be a cherished resource for creative art journaling. It is the first Bible of its kind—with over 400 beautiful line-art illustrations spread throughout the Bible. Full-page and partial-page Scripture art is attractively displayed throughout the Bible, and the illustrations can be colored in to make each Bible unique, colorful, and customizable. Every page of Scripture has two-inch-wide margins, with either Scripture line-art or ruled space for writing notes and reflections, or to draw and create. The generous font (8.65) ensures optimal readability, and quality cream Bible paper is great for creative art journaling. Inspire is the only single-column, wide-margin Bible available in the popular New Living Translation, and it is designed uniquely to appeal to art-journaling and adult coloring book enthusiasts.
Wait...a coloring book AND a Bible? All in one? Yes, please! This combined two of my favorite things into one incredible package! How could I not fall in love?
Aside from loving and wanting one for myself, I could not help but think about what a great solution this was for those who were interested in Bible journaling, but whom like myself did not view themselves as artists. This Bible offers many of the benefits of Bible journaling- time in the Word, creative worship, creating beauty in the margins of the Bible etc... but gives a great starting point that we can ALL enjoy- no matter our artistic abilities. One of the most common comments I hear regarding Bible journaling is that it looks wonderful, but that people just don't have the talent and/or creativity to do it. With the Inspire Journal, Bible journaling can truly be enjoyed by all.
For the novice and non artist, they can keep it simple and just color in the pictures with the basic coloring pencils or markers. Easy, uncomplicated. Or they can take it up a notch and introduce water colors or washi tape and other mediums to take those predesigned pages to the next level. And when they're really ready to take it to the next step, there are still plenty of blank pages available to create your own unique artwork or write notes as you read. The Inspire Bible truly offers a little something for each of us.
And it is BEAUTIFUL! There are two cover options available, and honestly you cannot go wrong with either option:
Deluxe Hardcover edition features a lovely, teal imitation leather over board, with beautifully-designed full-color page edges, a matching ribbon, and an elastic band closure.
Deluxe LeatherLike edition features a beautiful, vintage floral printed LeatherLike over flexible board, with matching aquamarine-patterned page edges, a matching ribbon, Smyth-sewn durable binding, and an elastic band closure.
I love the simplicity of the teal hardcover- simple and timeless... but the artwork on the softcover is just stunning! Inside, it's all the same, so you really cannot go wrong with either choice!
The Inspire Bible releases on March 22nd, but is available to preorder now on Amazon or your favorite Bible retailers. This is truly one you do not want to miss!
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