The Beautiful Word is one of the latest offerings in Zondervan's line of colouring books. Combining the more intricate pictures customary of adult colouring books with scripture verses for a fuller and more versatile experience.
As far as colouring books go, The Beautiful Word is a solid option for enthusiasts.
The paper has a great feel for colouring. I was nervous to try markers due to bleed through potential but found pencil crayons worked well (I couldn't get the crayons away from my 2 year old long enough to test those). The pictures themselves have a great selection of images flowing from simple to detailed and with varying levels of difficulty.
I really appreciate a book with selection as it allows me to find pictures that will draw me in regardless of my mood.
The variety also allows users to find the right level of difficulty to help them focus on the accompanying Scripture. This book really tries to facilitate time for reflection and contemplation and,in my case, I found them to be fairly successful.
The one area I didn't feel was quite as developed was the hand lettering section. Now, admittedly, hand lettering is not an area I have much experience in. That said, the tutorial read more as an introduction with tips rather than an explanation and seemed better suited for people who were interested enough to google further or had more exposure than just having heard the term like myself.
The Beautiful Word is definitely filled with beauty, be it pictorial or words, and would be a welcome addition to any creative or reflective time.
4 out of 5 stars.
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