Title: The Glory of the Messiah: An Adult Coloring Book
Series: Stand Alone
Author: Susan Perlman and Shelley Skoropinski
No. of Pages: 48
Published: January 31, 2017
Source: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Adult Coloring Books, Religious & Inspirational
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An Immersive, Creative Journey with the Messiah
While we may know what the Bible says about the Messiah, do we truly know him? In the rush of life, it can be hard to quiet ourselves enough to see and experience his glory. But now you can.
In this one-of-a-kind coloring experience, you will go on a journey through the Bible. Each beautiful, hand-drawn picture illustrates a pivotal prophecy and its fulfillment in the Messiah. Every spread features Old and New Testament Scripture passages from the Tree of Life Bible translation as well as a key Hebrew word, and its English translation, from the text.
As you color and create, open your heart to meditate on these prophecies–and their fulfillment in Jesus–and discover the glory of the Messiah anew.
WHAT I LIKED
I truly loved the concept and idea of introducing a more in-depth look into the messianic prophecies found in this coloring book. In fact, this is a pivotal topic we discuss often in our abode. The historical Jewish biblical timeline is something my family and I value immensely and long to pursue and study; thus, I genuinely enjoyed and appreciated the Hebrew words and excerpts that this coloring book had to offer. Not to mention, Susan Perlman’s poignant introduction.
THINGS THAT MADE ME GO HMMM. . .
While the concept and vision for this book was genuinely a good one, the illustrations simply didn’t cut it for me or my daughters. In fact, I remember my youngest mentioning that the drawings made her feel dizzy and in light of this gripe the coloring book didn’t hold her attention long enough to finish coloring any of the pages.
Much to my regret, I was unfortunately led to agree with her. In my honest opinion, the black tones and lines are much too thick and heavy and there truly wasn’t enough level of detail or design placed into the artwork to draw one’s attention. What I mean to say (and as much as it pains me to say this) is, the illustrations are visually uninviting and monotonous.
Perhaps this simply was not our preferred style of art? I honestly hope so because despite our letdown with this coloring book, the book is unique and as aforementioned depicts biblical prophecies in a raw and organic fashion.