Tuesday, October 25, 2016

40 Days -Devotions Coloring Book-Review

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About the book...
Nourishment for a mother’s soul through 40 days of devotion and . . . doodling!
Wouldn’t it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions—an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children. In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood:
—Self-acceptance
—Self-care
—Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations
—Generosity
—Presence
—Forgiveness
In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did!
About the author...
Often considered a dreamer and silly heart, Sarah Humphrey uses inspiration from her most beloved career, motherhood, to fuel her passion for writing, creative movement and teaching. She has and is authoring several books and children’s books. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three beautiful, bouncy kids.
Find out more about Sarah at http://sarahhumphrey.com.

Available at...Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBC

And I thought...
Delightful.  This lovely color book is filled with devotions that will make you smile. 
Each day begins with a scripture and a brief devotion to ponder followed by a prayer.

The drawings are more like doodles to be colored.  I felt the paper was a medium weight so I was a little worried about bleed through.   

I used crayola colored pencils and markers.  The markers did
bleed through which was a little disappointing to me. 

I felt that the devotions were worthy of a very high rating.

But the bleed through when I was coloring really brought my 
rating down.  

I enjoyed the content. 

 I would have to think about purchasing a copy for a gift based on the paper quality.  

I've seen a few other doodle coloring books that were spiral and I think I would have enjoyed the book better if it was spiral which would make coloring in the binding area easier.  

Overall I think this was a good devotional and deserves 5 stars.  
I don't think that the quality of the printing and the paper that was used deserve 5 stars.  
It really didn't meet my expectations.  I did compare to several other coloring books and the quality just isn't there.  For this reason I have given this book 4 stars.


I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse.

This review will be posted at Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
CBC and Good Reads. 

This post will appear on My Reading Journeys and be linked to my favorite and appropriate blog parties.  


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