This is one of those moments. And as a blogger, I am true to my word that if you send something for me to review, I will do so to the best of my ability. So here goes.
It turns out to be a blessing though because even though they isn't my style, I know the PERFECT person to whom this will be their Christmas present. And if you are reading this and you happen to open it up on Christmas morning, please do me a favour and pretend like I didn't do the review on the blog before you saw it. K? Okay, we are good.
So this colouring for women of the New Testament has some absolutely beautiful drawings in it that I want to colour in it. That being said, some of them are obviously biblical based. Since I am struggling in my faith right now, it didn't seem right to keep or give to my daughter who as well sometimes struggles with faith and or the bible in the same way sometimes presented towards us.
When you are colouring it's like a sacred space regardless of your artist ability. I wish I could say this would have that effect on me; that it could be soothing and spiritual for me. Some of the pictures definitely would be. Some definitely would not be. So that is why I would give this away. I wouldn't want to waste the beautiful pages inside of it.
It is minor in terms of trying to tell you to believe in something because it is isn't drawn or written for that. It is written and drawn for a current believer which is fine. I am sure if you picked it up and started colouring it and you didn't believe the author would not care. In fact, I think she would love for you to do that!
It shows powerful women in the bible which is huge in terms of pushing more modern feminists into faith-- I guess that could be the objective but I doubt it. I think that some people who are already feminists have strong faith in the religion of Christianity. In fact, both my mother and my sister who is in Indonesia right now are very strong in their faith. It is admirable.
So, if you are looking for a great present for that kind of person this season, this is a good book.
It is not for me mainly because I am still hurt from the church I guess. So I am still struggling in many ways even though I get a lot out of faith-- direct and closed mindedness when it comes to faith or religion is very difficult for me. This thankfully isn't that.
This though is a far greater gift for someone else than myself for the above reasons and I know they are going to love it. Or least, I am pretty darn sure of it.
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