Ruth: Discovering Your Place In God’s Story

Ruth is one of the more underrated books of the Bible. We tend to overlook the truths found in the Old Testament and instead skip right to the New Testament and Jesus’ words. All of Scripture is profitable for a person. I am glad that there is now a way to emphasize the book of Ruth in a new manner.


This new book from Eugene Peterson is unlike any other of his works that I have seen. This takes us through the story of Ruth, but allows us to see it in a new light by filling in the drawings on the pages. As the pages turn so do the images reflected not only on the paper, but also in my mind. The entire project is relatively short, but so is the book of Ruth.

It is a nice way to help relax after a stressful day while taking in more biblical truth. Overall, the pages are a good thickness and should withstand a fair amount of coloring objects.

I would highly recommend this as a gift or for personal study. I received it for free in exchange for an honest review. These words are my own and have not been influenced by the author or publisher in any way other than the printed book.


Whatever Is Lovely

whatever_is_lovelyFinally, adults do not have to worry about hiding their “childish” hobbies. At some point during the past year or so, adult coloring books have become all the rage. While many have always recognized their ability to reduce stress, more and more individuals are jumping on the wagon.

Whatever Is Lovely is a lovely example of this. The images are on a one-sided piece of paper, which allows for multiple coloring utensil options. The paper is also one that is thick, but not too thick, if that makes any sense. Each image is intricate enough to make you slow down and reflect on the Scripture or quote without being too tedious to cause you added stress.

I am thankful that these books are becoming more mainstream as I can imagine many adults using this to help relieve the stress of every day life. Now parents can color with their children without having to color another princess or jungle scene. It is something that could be used to help families to draw closer.

I received this book in exchange for an unbiased review from the publisher. The review is my own and has not been manipulated in any form by the publisher.