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 everything and gave us the capacity to recognize beauty.
So go ahead! You have permission to pick up your colored pencil and be reminded of truth in a fresh way.
To help set the perfect mood for worship, contemplation, and creative expression, a link to the “Whatever Is Lovely” playlist is included.
As soon as I got this book, I could tell it was high quality and well made. The pages are thick and lush, and your colored pencils won't press through to the other pages. The images are hand drawn and gorgeous, and there is a nice blend of Bible verses and inspirational quotes throughout. I appreciated the variety of quotes and designs. It was difficult to pick which page to color first because they are all so pretty! Also included is the link to an inspirational playlist to listen to while you color. I tuned in while coloring my first page. There is a very large selection of songs in a variety of different types. I liked many of them, but some of them were pretty "out there". However, the playlist is a nice touch and definitely enhanced my experience with the book. I am very pleased with this book and am excited to color the rest of the pictures! I highly recommend Whatever Is Lovely to anyone who wants to relax with a great adult coloring book.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.