About the Book:
Inspire offers a whole new way to engage with, meditate on, and respond to Scripture–leading beginning colorers and experienced illustrators to the Prince of Peace.
Inspire: Psalms is an invitation to journey through the whole book of Psalms, immersing yourself in Israel’s ancient prayers and praises while coloring and creative art journaling. Whether or not you consider yourself artistic, everyone has God-given creativity, and it can be expressed in vastly different ways. Whether through coloring while meditating on Scripture; drawing or sketching; journaling prayers; doodling; splashing color across the page; adding tabs, tags, or embellishments; or any other form of creative expression, one thing is certain–you have a creative Creator, and you were made in his image! Your worshipful response to Scripture on the pages of Inspire: Psalms will become a treasured collection of personal expressions of faith in your spiritual journey.
If you’ve had a Pinterest for any time, you’ve probably seen those pictures of journaling Bibles that artistic persons so beautifully illustrate with Bible passages and all that. And if you’re anything like me, you realize that you’re never going to be that talented person who has the beautiful Bible pages.
That’s where Inspire: Psalms comes in. It has, as you would expect, the book of Psalms, and like a journaling Bible, there’s space by the passage for “artistic interpretations” for all the art skillz THAT YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE
LIKE ME. However, unlike journaling Bibles, there’s one side of the page that’s blank, for artistic peoples who like to do their own thing, and the other side of the page that is a coloring page that’s based off one of the verses on the page.
ITS AWESOME PEOPLES.
I’d take a picture, but because I’m sitting down and I don’t want to get up, get the white poster board, get good lighting, take the picture, import it, edit it, and then upload it, I’m not going to. So there.
Like All Is Bright: A Christmas Coloring Book, it’s rather big (it’s square, like a journaling Bible), but I think it’s totally worth it. The cover texture is SO AWESOME: it’s like a velvety plastic color, and also the colors are sooooo pretty.
The paper is really good quality too: coloring pencil works, and shows vividly, and so do FELT TIP MARKERS. (Let me tell you, if you’re a coloring book reviewer, one of the most SCARY things you’ll ever do when you get a new book, is using the felt tip marker. Will it bleed though? Will it ruin my perfect, new coloring book? Or else are the publishers pro and will it not?) I REPEAT: YOU CAN COLOR WITH MARKERS. YOU CAN COLOR WITH MARKERS PSAPSAPSAPSA.
The entire (ENTIRE, like all 150 chapters, like ALL of it) book of Psalms is in it, which makes it super awesome. (Although now I want one for, like, every other book of the Bible).
I’ve colored almost one entire page, and I’m loving it so far.
PEOPLES NOTICE THIS IS THE FIRST 10/10 REVIEW I’VE GIVEN SO FAR ON THIS BLOG. ITS A BIG DEAL.
also no, I'm not like 14 days behind on Blogmas. TOTALLY NOT.