About the books:
ScriptureDoodle: A Six-Week Devotional Experience (David C. Cook, October 2016)
With inspiring exercises and prompts, this unique interactive guide introduces readers to a creative connection between Bible study, artistic expression, and worship.
Often, in the busyness of life, Christians forget that God created them to enjoy creativity. With guided instruction and completed examples, this beautiful book invites readers to draw closer to God through their own art.
More than a coloring book, ScriptureDoodle is a combination of Bible study, creative expression, and artistic community with artwork shared online at #scripturedoodle.
Exploring topics such as being generous, finding rest, and facing grief, ScriptureDoodle gives the heart the creative space it needs. This book stimulates the reader's imagination and helps integrate God's Word into everyday life.
Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/2gUdlHF
I really enjoyed this beautifully designed devotional. At the very beginning it gives you a list of items you will need to use the book and get the full experience from it. It even encourages you to share your work online so others can follow along. What a great idea to journal with others as you dig deep into His word. The author includes scriptures that you can memorize and then color to enhance the words on your heart. There are many different subjects the author has included and each one made me feel at peace. I enjoy these type of books as they are relaxing . One particular subject I especially enjoyed was titled "Through The Psalms." It asks you to go through the book of Psalms and choose a verse and then pick a word or phrase. As you read the phrase you are to start drawing what imagine you see as you read it. I am a visual person , so for me it made the phrase come to life. I encourage everyone to pick up a copy and start your journey in this six weeks devotional and be creative.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from LitFuse. The review is my own opinion and I was not compensated for it.
ScriptureDoodle God's Promises: A Six-Week Devotional Experience (David C. Cook, December 2016)
Some of the most incredible stories in the Bible are of God's promises and faithfulness to His children.
ScriptureDoodle God's Promises refreshes believers who are feeling burned out or stuck in a rut in their relationship with God. Each of the creative worship prompts in this interactive guide includes biblical encouragement and ideas for worship through art. Artist April Knight includes creative lettering tips, color ideas, and completed examples to inspire readers to respond to promises in Scripture related to trust, faith, and the power of God's Word in all circumstances.
This unique blend of Bible study and creative expression provides the opportunity to connect with God as Creator in a new, life-changing way.
Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/2gUhyLR
In this well designed devotional we follow a six week experience by reading about God's Promises. This one is a great tool to remind us of His promises and to study the scriptures where His promises can be found in the Bible. In one week the book talks about "Fit Together." We all have a place in this world and our talents should bless each other. The word tells us to work together as one , but are we doing that? How many of us are working on our own and forgetting to include others on our journey? That was a real reminder for me. I'm guilty of getting all excited about something God has laid on my heart. I go full throttle trying to run the race by myself. What I forget is there are others that are suppose to joining me. I am thankful that I am reminded to slow down and let others do their part. I don't have to do everything myself . I want to work beside people so that I am honoring God.
Another chapter I really liked was called " Faithful to Forgive." That is one of the hardest things I have found to do. When someone hurts you , you are to forgive them. For me I sometimes hold back and refuse to forgive. One of His promises says , "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all righteousness." (IJohn 1:19) . After reading that I did the exercise that accompanied it. This is one you don't want to pass up. I really liked how the author has taken subjects from the Bible and used pictures, scriptures and includes our own ways to express how we feel. You don't have to be an artist to enjoy this book, you just need a wiling and open heart.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. The review is my own opinion and I was not compensated for it.
About the author:
April Knight is a worship artist based in Asheville, North Carolina. Knight's work includes live worship painting and leading ScriptureDoodle workshops online and at conferences and retreats around the country and internationally. Her family of four is her greatest joy, along with serving alongside her husband at their local church.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
WAITING FOR WONDER BLOG TOUR AND GVEAWAY
Sometimes the hardest thing for us to do is wait for answers. Sometimes the hardest thing is to feel alone. Sometimes the hardest thing is to face our past. Sometimes the hardest thing is to feel free. With this book all those "sometimes " can be overcome and a new life emerges. I enjoyed how the author used the story of Sarah and showed how waiting can be painful, but God's timing is always perfect. Many of us have been through pain, hurt, loneliness and brokenness. As I began to read this book, I felt a sense of the past starting to rise up to trap me once again. But then I read,"He is the God who uncovers the deepest places of our shame and pain and promises to bless the whole world right from those places." It is time for us to allow God to heal us and hold our head up as His glory surrounds us. I can picture Him as He holds the hurting and dries their tears. I am not very patient and I try to run ahead and make things happen before it is time. I don't like when someone tells me I just have to be patient and wait. I really liked how the author used Haran in explaining why we are in that" holding zone " as I call it. We know of His promises so what is taking so long? It sure did open my eyes as I read that maybe we are in the way of moving forward. What it is in your life that is holding you back? The book is filled with stories that are easily relatable. The author breaks down subjects into different chapters and takes us on a journey with Sarah as she sees the promises manifest. This is a very intense book at times that really made me search myself. What thoughts have I had that is keeping me in a barren land like Sarah? Am I really listening to God or trying to do things my own way? Throughout the book I found encouragement, and scriptures that reminded me of His love and promises that He keeps. It is our choice to change things that are not right in our life and to experience God's unconditional love. "No matter how helpless you are or how you've been betrayed, God can bring blessing and restoration to your life." I received a complimentary copy of this book from LitFuse.
The review is my own opinion and I was not compensated for it.
One grand prize winner will receive:
- Two copies of Waiting for Wonder (one for you and one to give to a friend)
- A KEEP Collective watch set (with a band and watch)
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on December 23. The winner will be announced December 27 on Marlo's blog.
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