Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book Review - Gratitude - A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal


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!


I absolutely love this gratitude journal! The first thing that caught my eye is the beautiful cover that is extra thick so you can carry it in your bag without worry of the cover getting crinkled or damaged. It also helps to lie the book flat while you're working inside.

The greatest thing about this journal is the heavy paper they used inside! I was actually able to use my paints inside this book without it damaging the paper! Now, obviously, you wouldn't want to overuse the water but I used my watercolors and my acrylics inside the pages and they worked beautifully!  I really loved this because I don't always want to use colored pencils but in so many coloring books, the pages will only accept the pencil.

Here's a couple pages from the inside of my book:

This is when I first started coloring in the book. You can see I colored in the little motor scooter, the word "friends" and the little pretty scroll at the bottom of the second page. Don't you love all the space to write? The book is like this throughout. There are beautiful Scriptures and devotional type writings that guide you as you use the book, as well.

The book is so very beautiful even without being colored in! They put so much extra thought into this little book and it has become a part of my quiet time. I use it to write my prayer, my thought, my blessings and more! As I color in the pages, I pray for my family and friends. It's such a relaxing thing and really helps you focus on the Lord and your prayers.

I love this book! I have never had such a gorgeous journal that allows me to express myself with so many different methods of pencil, paint and brush. You can really get creative and make this book your own! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys coloring, writing, and journaling. I give this 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Tyndale House Publishers

Blessings - Julie

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