Thursday, December 15, 2016

Scripture Doodle by April Knight

Book description:

With inspiring exercises and prompts, this unique interactive guide introduces readers to a creative connection between Bible study, artistic expression, and worship.

Often, in the busyness of life, Christians forget that God created them to enjoy creativity. With guided instruction and completed examples, this beautiful book invites readers to draw closer to God through their own art.

More than a coloring book, ScriptureDoodle is a combination of Bible study, creative expression, and artistic community with artwork shared online at #scripturedoodle. Exploring topics such as being generous, finding rest, and facing grief, ScriptureDoodle gives the heart the creative space it needs. This book stimulates the reader's imagination and helps integrate God's Word into everyday life.

Book description:

ScriptureDoodle God's Promises refreshes believers who are feeling burned out or stuck in a rut in their relationship with God. Each of the creative worship prompts in this interactive guide includes biblical encouragement and ideas for worship through art. Artist April Knight includes creative lettering tips, color ideas, and completed examples to inspire readers to respond to promises in Scripture related to trust, faith, and the power of God's Word in all circumstances.

This unique blend of Bible study and creative expression provides the opportunity to connect with God as Creator in a new, life-changing way.

My review:

 I'll say right up front that these two books are definitely geared towards women, not men....... and I am a man. However, I do occasionally review books that aren't necessarily for a single guy.

  These books are very cool. Who doesn't like a good devotional, and the author came up with this great idea to make two devotionals that are definitely hands-on. You cannot just pick up these devotionals and read through them...... they require some work, effort, and a little bit of artistry.....which is another reason these are not geared for me.

 The books are set up to do one page a day for 6 weeks. There are pages to read, pages to color, pages to draw on, pages to pick a verse and doodle about, etc.

 The first book is a general devotional book. The second one is about God's promises, and different promises from the Bible are discussed, and also the reader is encouraged to look up their own promises and doodle/color them.

  As a guy reviewing these two books, I find them a very neat and cool idea. With the popularity of adult coloring books, these books are coming out a great time and forging a new frontier in the adult coloring market..... coloring/doodling devotionals. And these aren't light-hearted meaningless activities, but Bible-based and Bible centered activities to help draw one closer to God and His Word.

About the author:

April Knight is a worship artist based in Asheville, North Carolina. Knight's work includes live worship painting and leading ScriptureDoodle workshops online and at conferences and retreats around the country and internationally. Her family of four is her greatest joy, along with serving alongside her husband at their local church.

The Scripture Doodle Devotionals are available from David C Cook Publishing.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the review copies.