October 2, 2016

Book Review: All Is Bright

All Is Bright: A Devotional Journey to Color Your Way to Christmas is written by Nancy Guthrie and illustrated by Lizzie Preston, which is a lovely book that serves as a creative outlet and a way to spend time with God.

There are 31 devotionals for each day during the month of December. Each devotional includes the text to read and a coloring page.
In the Introduction, the author stated, "As you enter into this Christmas season, I hope this book will remind you of how God's people longed for centuries for the Messiah to come. All Is Bright provides a short reading for every day in the month of December, as well as a beautiful accompanying coloring page.... In the back of this book, you'll also find the Family Activities section, which includes kid-friendly coloring pages and conversation questions for your whole family that will help transform this season into a meaningful time of devotion and discussion as you focus together on what God's Word says about the promise of Christ."

Towards the back of the book, there's another area titled, Family Activities: Conversation Starters and Coloring Pages. It focuses on 12 sections, which include scripture verses, questions for Discussion Starters, and a Prayer for the family to read and pray. Also, there are additional kid-friendly activity coloring pages.

In regards to the Family Activities: Conversation Starters and Coloring Pages, the author shared, "My hope is that as you spend time with the children in your world coloring and talking, you'll be able to help them escape our culture's consumer approach to Christmas and instead spark a sense of gratitude for Christ's first coming and anticipation for when he comes again."

All Is Bright is a part of the Living Expressions Collection, which "was born out of a desire to meet the growing demand for these products," as stated in a promotional brochure. And it "blends the simple pleasures of relaxing and unwinding with easy-to-understand Scripture from the NLT, life-affirming devotions, and prayers that come from the heart. Our promise to readers is a myriad of meaningful moments spent savoring Scripture through activities that allow for creative release, reflection, and deeper connection with God."

All Is Bright: A Devotional Journey to Color Your Way to Christmas is a wonderful resource that's ideal for family devotional time during the month of December. This book is geared towards a variety of ages, from young children to young adults to older generations.

Note: I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

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