My first impression was that I knew in a heartbeat that my daughter would absolutely adore this stunning book! She's interested in coloring books and loves reading her personal devotionals.
The well written 60-day devotional book pages are not numbered or dated so your child can start on any page. She can start at the beginning, pick and choose a favorite coloring page, or begin anywhere her heart desires. It is written using Scripture quotations from the New International Version (NIV). At the beginning of the devotional is a dedication page where you can write the name of the child it was given to and the date. This page also consists of instructions and tips for how to use the devotional during your child's personal Bible time or in her everyday life.
The book is organized by promises such as strength, courage, hope, forgiveness, comfort, safety, truth wisdom, beauty, faith, trust, joy, gifts, and blessings. The promises are listed at the top of the page which are followed by referenced Scripture verses. The verses are indicated in BOLD print. A short one-paragraph devotional is included on a daily basis. Related, reflective thought-provoking journal prompts your child to focus on each promise. Blank lines are provided for your child to record a prayer or her thoughts about the daily verse. The author encourages the reader grab a special journal or notebook to write down their thoughts and ideas if there isn't enough space to write. At the back of the book, there is a blank, lined note page for your child to jot down her thoughts, feelings, or experiences related to the devotional.
The beautiful, whimsical designs can be colored using gel pens, crayons, colored pencils, or scented markers. The book contains simple and intricate black-and-white designs. The company claims that markers won't bleed through the paper. Since this was a gift for my daughter, I did not get to test it out. A variety of art elements such as lines, dots, curves, and other shapes are utilized in the uniquely patterned designs. Several appealing images such as hearts, hot air balloons, trees, leaves, flowers, ice cream, birds, etc. will capture your daughter's attention. You can see a couple sample pages below.
One of my favorite verses mentioned in this book was "Fear cannot win when hope holds your heart!" It is a reminder to always remain hopeful, to not worry, or to not let my fears take over my life. The verses included in this devotional are meaningful and can easily be applied to your preteen's life.
I HIGHLY recommend this coloring devotional for any creative or artistic preteen girl between the ages of 8-12. It will be of interest to girls who loves to color. It would make an excellent gift for Easter, Christmas, or a birthday. As soon as my daughter received it as a gift, it quickly became part of her regular Bible study routine.
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