Friday, December 16, 2016

ScriptureDoodle and ScriptureDoodle God’s Promises by April Knight Book Review


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.

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.

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.

My Thoughts:

What a creative idea for scripture devotional books. Both of these are a six-week devotional.

Each book has a nice introduction along with information on “How to use these books”. Some unique features and a first I have seen in the adult coloring books is a lot of art tips and techniques like “Basic Materials and Coloring Tips”. This section shows you the coloring wheel. There is a 2 page section on how to overlap your colors in creating your masterpieces. Along with color value and how to make some of your colors light and darker.

What about blending your colors together while coloring the pages or leaving some white space to make your art pop and the proper technique to achieve an even tone when coloring.

Some basic supplies are recommended to work through your six-week devotional. Pencils, a variety of colored ball point pens, a pencil sharpener, a large eraser, colored pencils, pastels, ruled notebook paper, and index cards. Some markers, felt tip pens, and gel pens may bleed through according to the author. You can test first and see which ones may work for you. She also recommends trying some water coloring pencils or brush pens.

For those of you who love to write pretty letters or like me wish you could write letters that look pretty well there is a section on creating letters. Each book has a different letter font to learn. There is so much more in these.

The book is an 8.5”x 10.5” book. It’s a nice size for creating. The pages don’t all lay flat so you will have to manipulative the pages to lay flat but, not of the art goes into the fold. I would love to see the pages perforated to rip out and add into a notebook. That’s just because I like to have my books lay flat while coloring.

Every devotional is laid out on a two page spread. With the page on the left devoted to the devotional that includes the scripture verse, and some thought provoking questions to do some heart searching. Some have a few smaller coloring parts or you could create your own. The page on the right is for being creative. There is a variety of things from you just coloring, finishing the picture, or adding some of your own art to the book. 

Each book has a theme. The ScriptureDoodle is a plethora of topics but they all blend in together nicely.

From the index: Introduction, How to Use This Book, Basic Materials and Coloring Tips, Jump-Start Creativity, Lettering Tips, Easy Doodle, Visual Scriptures, Borders, Scripture, Memory, Revive the Heart, Rest, Fruit That Last, Measuring Up, Gentle Words, Prayer, Appointments, Offerings, Move Out Doubt, Joyful Patterns, Discipleship, Beautiful Things, Express Your Heart, Good Gifts, God is Light, Scripture Cards, Hospitality and Serving, Hospitality and Serving, Seek and Find, In His Shadow, No Other Name, Rivers in the Desert, Immeasurably More, Honeycomb, Emojis, Be Positive, Our Eyes, Psalmdoodle, Taste and See, Frame of Mind, Cross-Hatching, The Fight, It Is Well, Armor of God, Beauty in Community, Through the Psalms, Unexpected Circumstances, Through the Psalms, Unexpected Circumstances, He is Worthy, Made New, With Words, By Faith, Stained Glass, God Sees, Speak Life, Dream Chasers, Alive and Active, We All Have a Ministry, Find Jesus, Pursue Him, Heaven and Earth, Who Will You Tell?

Scripture Doodle God’s Promises index: Introduction, How to Use This Book, Basic Materials and Coloring Tips, Jump-Start Creativity, Lettering Tips, Lettering in Shapes, Color the World in Prayer, Easy Doodle, Visual Scripture, Borders, Recipe for Blessings, The Walls of Jericho, Complete the Work, Sun and Shield, A Faithful Promise, The Secret of Being, He is Near, He Cares for You, His Grace is Sufficient, Journey of Generosity, One Word, Where in the World, Fit Together, God Increases, Crown of Life, He is Faithful to Hold Us, At the Door, Faithful in Our Weakness, The Eleventh Hour, Faithful in the Fire, On Point, On Point in Color, Faithful to Provide, Complementary, The Everlasting Father, Mourning to Joy, From God, Power and Love, Abide, Above and Beyond, Faithful to Forgive, The Resurrection, He Meets Our Needs, Mustard-Seed Faith, Perspective, Scripture Cards, Jesus in Your Home, Abundant Life, City on a Hill, Promise of Protection, Blessed is She, Thirst, By His Stripes, Symmetry, Balance, Bear Fruit, God is Faithful, Walk on Mountains, All the Promises.

As you can see each book covers different topics. These would make a nice devotional for a tween or teen. They are thought provoking and are a great way to get them to search out God’s Word. Of course they are great for us adults too. These are nice devotionals for those who like to doodle and be creative while studying God's Word.

You can purchase your copy here.

I received a free copy of this product from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this information accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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