Rachel Swanson, Jacy CorralB&H Books / 2017 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$4.495 out of 5 stars for Big and Little Coloring Devotional. View reviews of this product. 46 Reviews
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Meagan Blooming with BookAge: 35-44Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Family time can be edifying and creativeOctober 11, 2018Meagan Blooming with BookAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Big and Little Coloring Devotional
Written by Rachel C. Swanson
Illustrated by Jacy Corral
Big and Little Coloring Devotional is a fun and relaxing way to spend time together with your younger family members. The facing pages go together one is a simpler design while other is more intricate. They are themed so that these two pages go together offering a verse of Scripture on both pages and corresponding devotional message on the big page.
The book is softcover so while it does not lay-flat it can get fairly close to it and is an excellent opportunity for parent and child to learn to work together if coloring at the same time. The pages are of a heavier weight but I'd recommend crayons or color pencils just to be sure the color doesn't bleed through to the other side.
One page pairing has the verse: Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. The parents are then offered a small insight - they are to lead their children in the Lord. The pages have a penguin family to color as you think on these things.
If you have more than one child you may have to come up with an alternating day coloring system or get a second book to double the enjoyment. This would also be a lovely visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house activity. Do you know someone expecting a new sibling soon - this would be a great big brother/big sister gift with the promise that there will still be a special parent time to come (unwinding de-stressing time for Mom).
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher BH with no expectation except that give my honest opinion ~ all opinions expressed are my own.
Elena Wiggins5 Stars Out Of 5coloring devo for mama and childOctober 2, 2018Elena WigginsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A brilliant idea that Rachel C. Swanson felt was a nudge from God to have some quiet, reflective, and creative time for herself and her child through the simple and relaxing art of coloring. For moms, there are intricate designs with a short-and-sweet (2-3 paragraphs) devotional to contemplate while coloring. For the child, a more age-appropriate, simpler coloring page with a Bible verse that corresponds to mom's devotional. I don't have children yet but I feel like this will be a great way to naturally incorporate faith conversations while doing something together that is both fun and relaxing for both mama and child. Whether a calming activity before nap time or a go-to after meltdowns, it seems like a useful and encouraging resource. Devotional topics include remembering God is in control and letting Him "take the wheel", the power of prayer, obedience to God, trusting in His promises, we are "carefully crafted" by Him, stillness in the hustle, and many others
rkfall5 Stars Out Of 5Big and Little Coloring DevotionalSeptember 26, 2018rkfallQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is great! It inspires the artist in me and encourages my soul with His Word along the way. Also, it is a HUGE encouragement for my children to do this with me at the same time on their sides. It's all about sitting across from each other and creating masterpieces while we talk about His Truths and the Hope we have because of it. This book encourages us to do it together instead of you do your thing and I'll do my thing and we'll meet up later. I love things that encourage me to be intentional with my gifts (my children) and it's coloring, who doesn't love to color?!?!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Bec5 Stars Out Of 5This is a great book to introduce God into your homeSeptember 3, 2018BecQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you love coloring, while having a devotional to read, then this is the book for you. Big and Little Coloring Devotional is written by Rachel C. Swanson & Illustrated by Jacy Corral. This is a great devotional for children and their parents. There are some easy to color pages and the opposite facing page shows a more complex drawing. There are plenty of Bible verses to color and learn through devotions; which help introduce God to younger people.
This book would help parents to have daily devotional time with God along with their children. I really think this is a wonderful book to have. You would be able to trace some of the images in your Bible so you can color them. You could also tear out the pages and display them in your home or in other places you see fit. Overall, this is an excellent tool to have in your home.
I have received this book from the publisher, B & H Publishing, in exchange for my review. All thoughts and ideas in this review are of my own.
JSimmo195 Stars Out Of 5Love it!August 29, 2018JSimmo19Quality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Since around February I've been enrolled in a great scheme with B&H Publishing that enables me free access to new books each month - I can request a book that intrigues me so long as I post my honest thoughts about it. It's been a great tool for my ministry to allow me to pick up books that seem like they would be useful tools to put into the hands on my parents.
This month's offering intrigued me - a devotional coloring book. In the last few years it seems as if coloring in got a whole bunch of excitement. My mum (mom) has many "adult coloring books" - lots of geometric patterns and flowers etc. They're everywhere. I love it - as a former school teacher and now Children's Minister coloring is always welcome for me. In fact, I used to write letters to my now wife, Kaicee, and on the back I'd draw a pattern and color it - I found the process hugely relaxing, and a great time for reflection. That's exactly why Rachel and Jacy partnered and made this book - their story is lengthy, but insightful, here.
I think there are great opportunities to develop more content like this - not coloring books just for kids, or just for adults, but designed for family use. As the publisher correctly says - kids crave attention, and adults, namely exhausted parents, crave refreshment. This book is designed in such a clever way, that I believe it does exactly what the vision set out to achieve. Kids LOVE coloring, and I have realized this more and more in ministry over the last year - we deviated from coloring because you don't want to be seen as childcare that puts papers in front of kids to do, but we found having them engage in coloring activities provided a great atmosphere of calm to discuss the learning deeper.
The book is like a flip book, designed to be placed in the middle of parent and child, sat opposite from one another. Each double-page spread has the same scriptural influence, and the illustrator has done a fantastic job in making the children's coloring page more accessible for littler hands and minds, while making the adult page more complex in coloring demand! Both pages feature the verse highlighted, with the adult page offering a several paragraph application/devotion that can be reflected on, but would also put parents in a place to discuss the verse with older children.
I truly think this is a well-done and neat idea. Practically, the design is perfect, although I have yet to test it to see how two individuals coloring out of one book simultaneously would work...
Many different versions of scripture are used, presumably for readability, which could provide a talking point for some. I like it, and I think it could provide some fun moments of calm and meaningful conversation at home.
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