Showing posts from January, 2016

Whatever Is Lovely

I've been wanting an adult coloring book for a long time, so when I saw Whatever Is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection and Worship by WaterBrook Press, I knew it would be a great option for my first coloring book. I find coloring soothing and relaxing, and worship/faith/inspirational/biblical coloring pages are the perfect thing for relaxation and meditation. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect since I'd never had an adult coloring book before, but I definitely wasn't disappointed. The book description reads:

"Color your way to peace and worship.

We live in such a busy, hectic world—but what waits for you inside this cover is a way to quiet the noise, express creativity, and spend some sweet time with God. Each page features an original design from one of a dozen different artists, beautifully illustrating a contemplative quote from an inspirational writer, a beloved hymn, or Scripture.

When we create, we echo the heart of our Creative God who designed ever…

My Name Is Mahtob

My Name Is Mahtob: The Story that Began in the Global Phenomenon Not Without My Daughter Continues immediately caught my interest. I'd heard of Not Without My Daughter (the book and the movie), but had never read it or seen the movie. I did, however, know the general gist of the story and was very intrigued that the daughter of "Not Without My Daughter" was now grown and had written a book detailing her unique perspective of what had happened during her childhood. The book description reads:

"Two decades ago, millions of readers worldwide thrilled to the story told in the international bestseller Not Without My Daughter—subsequently made into a film starring Sally Field—that told of an American mother and her six-year-old child’s daring escape from an abusive and tyrannical Iranian husband and father. Now the daughter returns to tell the whole story, not only of that imprisonment and escape but of life after fleeing Tehran: living in fear of re-abduction, enduring …