Hello! I have another book review for you today, this one being an adult coloring book that also gives you space to journal or doodle yourself. This one is called Live Fearless and is by Margaret Feinberg.
The book begins with a couple of pages encouraging us not to be afraid and giving some scriptures that point us to trusting God and not turning to anxiety. It then has a how to use this book page and gives some ideas of different coloring mediums you can use, encourages you to be creative and then gives a hashtag so you can share your pages on Instagram.
Each two page spread is set up the same way throughout the book. On the left you have a scripture at the top and then the rest of the page is dotted lines that you could journal on or draw on. The right side is the line drawing with the same scripture but it can all be colored in. Most of the drawings are portrait orientation but there are a few that are horizontal.
Overall I like this coloring book and appreciate the scripture throughout. Here are my pros and cons:
*Very nice weight to the paper. It will take a lot of different mediums well and if you didn't mind the bleed through of alcohol markers onto the dotted lined page you could even use them. The paper surface is great for colored pencils, gel and fine tip markers and even some light paint.
*Having an entire page to do what you'd like with and make it meaningful to you is nice.
*The illustrations are whimsical and sweet and have a consistent feel throughout the book.
*There are 20 two page spreads so it's a nice length without feeling like it goes on forever.
*Would make a really nice gift!
*I personally don't care for some of the scripture translations used.
*Some may feel an entire page for journaling or doodling is overwhelming.
*Some of the drawings are very detailed and have very small spaces for coloring in. Other coloring techniques would need to be used on some of the designs.
Overall I would recommend this book. I think it's a neat way to meditate on some scripture and be creative.
**I was given a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing for my honest, unbiased opinion. All views expressed are my own.**