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What to Look For In The Best Christian Adult Coloring Books

The initial response to the first Live Loved: A Christian Adult Coloring Books have left me wonderstruck. Images of parents coloring alongside their children and talking about the Bible brings me to tears.

The photos of women and men taking take to reflect on Scripture in an interactive, life-giving way, and then journal brings such joy.

I’m undone by what God is doing through Live Loved: A Christian Adult Coloring Books.

Maybe you’re just discovering the adult coloring book trend that is sweeping the nation and wondering why it’s so popular or what to look for in the best Christian adult coloring books.

Here are 5 things you need to know:

1. Christian Adult Coloring alter our brains.

The effects of coloring are explored by brain science. Coloring activates both cerebral hemispheres. Logic is required to color within the images. Creativity is required to mix and match colors.

The use of vision and coordination (fine motor skills) reduce the activity in the amygdala—the part of our brain that controls stress induced emotions.

In other words, coloring shifts our focus away from our worries. Whether using ink or pencil, the process of slowing down and focusing on a creative outlet creates a real sense of calm—especially when coupled with reflecting on Scripture.

2. Christian Adult Coloring provides a way to hush the noise of technology.

A global study reveals that many have become “screenagers” and crave a slower pace of life. When you’re coloring, it’s you and the paper. No buzzing. No ringing. No screens. No noise. You can be still and focus. When you’re coloring Scripture, you can slow down and focus on the words and their meaning.

3. Christian Adult Coloring offers a fresh way to memorize Scripture.

Rather than stare at a square card or rewrite a passage, you naturally move slowly thought the words. You can say them aloud. Pray them. Invite the Holy Spirit to help you commit them to memory.

4. Christian Adult Coloring books can be more than a collection of Bible verses.

If you look closely at the handpicked passages of Live Loved: An Adult Christian Coloring Book, then you’ll notice a progression. The initial pages saturate you the truth of God’s fierce love for you, but then they shift to call you to live out that love by loving others.

5. Christian Adult Coloring books can help you grow in your relationship with God.

My heart longs to go deeper with God. I want to do more than color, I want to craft God’s Word into my heart. That’s why with every coloring page we provide a prayer and reflection page so you can write, doodle, and record what you sense the Bible is revealing to you.

Consider this page:

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As you color, consider the words of 1 Corinthians 13:7. What does it mean for you that love bears, believes, hopes and endures all things?

Where are you most struggling to bear? To believe? To hope? To endure?

Live Loved: A Christian Adult Coloring Book is designed to give you space to play and relax, but also make room for God to do a deeper work in your heart.

My hope and prayer is that you’ll find the Christian Adult Coloring books that you can share with your friends and family that help draw you and them closer to God.

Have you tried Live Loved? We’d appreciate your thoughts and feedback below.

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/13/coloring-for-stress_n_5975832.html

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