Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

By Kelly Bridgewater

 Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal invites you to bring creative journaling and the calming act of coloring into your quiet time with God. This beautifully designed interactive prayer book from Tyndale’s Living Expressions collection helps guide your thoughts as you pray about concerns such as health, overcoming stress, personal relationships, and more. Gratitude gives you a way to celebrate and give thanks to God for the many blessings he provides. Filled with over 100 designs to color, plenty of space for journaling and sketching, and 40 needs-based prayers, Gratitude helps you express your devotion to God with your whole heart!

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My Thoughts:

The first thing to really jump out at me with the Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal is the hardback cover. It is really durable and appealing to the eyes. It is easy to see why the journal would be easy to place alongside my Bible and take to a peaceful setting to spend time with God.  Since I believe a journal should have room for writing my personal thoughts, I looked for a place to include my own writing. There is plenty of room for that.

On a number of pages there are prompts, such as, Friends are the Family I have chosen. There is a little blurb for me to ponder with a verse attached. On the corresponding page, there is another heading: No Greater Love with space for me to include my own thoughts. The border has black and white images with plenty of space for me to color if I so desired. Some of the pictures have a lot of little detail while others really don't, which is great for someone like me who might want to work on a piece that doesn't take a lot of time one day, but then spend a little more time on the next day.

I really liked how this book will allow me to take my focus off me, but remind me to be grateful for simple things like my friends and family and not worry about all the things that stress me out every day. This journal doesn't have to be done in a month either; it can allow me to spend a year or longer working through it. Maybe one page a week or so. Nothing too hasty.

It isn't like anything I have seen on the market, so it is definitely different. I believe women of all ages would enjoy this gratitude journal whether they enjoy coloring or writing. It draws us closer to God and allows us to seek him more, which is our ultimate purpose in our relationship with God anyways.

I received a complimentary copy of Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal from Tyndale Publishing and the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Links to Enjoy Further:

-Tyndale’s Inspire Creativity board on Pinterest has downloadable samplers and sharable coloring pages from our coloring and Bible journaling line, the Living Expressions Collection!

-  Check out for the latest news and information on our coloring and journaling products.

I hope you enjoy this little insight into a prayer and praise journal! Enjoy!

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