Tranquility: A Prayer and Reflection Coloring Journal is a lovely book. This book is a nice size perfect for taking along anywhere. I feel it would be a good stepping point if one is new to journaling as well as the coloring trend that’s all a buzz. That being said, if you are looking for intricate illustrations to color or page upon page to journal reflections in, this book won’t provide that. It’s perfect for someone that doesn’t have a lot of time to themselves which seems like most these days, myself included.
Like most, my days are busy from the moment I get up to the time my head hits the pillow. The not overwhelming format of this book is a perfect fit for myself, a mom of three that teaches my children and works from home. The friendly simplistic format steers one to connect with God no matter where they are life’s path. The introduction is the heartfelt encouraging one to slow down and to make this time meaningful. Yes, time spent reflecting our days and the Word of God shouldn’t be rushed. It should never be something we check off our to-do list. I always find if I am doing something creative like knitting or coloring I become more relaxed and my thoughts flow more freely.
There are 40 needs-based prayers and journaling prompt topics that cover everything from dealing with stress to caring for others within the pages. Many of the illustrations actually feature a bit of coloring already. I don’t mind that the color is added. It gives one a starting palette to work with so they’ll be no over thinking about getting going. The illustrations and colors within are lovely. There are teapots, birds, nature scapes, adorned text/words, and fun patterns to color.
The creative prompts within challenge you to write down quotes that are meaningful to you, journal things that can help you rest, illustrate the word peace, jot down ways you can use your gifts to encourage others, and so forth. I like all the scripture within which is taken from the NLT version of the Bible. I would suggest using colored pencils for the coloring. Gel pens and sharpies tend to bleed through the pages lightly.
I’ve been enjoying this offering immensely. I feel it would make a thoughtful wonderful gift for ladies of all ages, especially those needing to find some tranquility in their life.
Disclosure: I was sent the Hands on Bible for review purposes because of my membership with the Tyndale Blog network all thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.