At Play in God's Creation: An Illuminating Coloring Book

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 96 pages
$ 16.99
Introducing a quiet, sometimes-playful, always meditative way to engage with God through color, creativity, and prayer. At Play in God’s Creation creates a meditative journey for the word-weary that celebrates the creativity within. This remarkable book integrates evocative, searching drawings with brief prompts and spiritual intentions. Color-ers and spiritual seekers are taken on a journey through dark, arched passageways and spacious open fields. They will fill the paths with their own designs, or follow the way of the One who went before. This imaginative, spiritually rich addition to the growing genre of coloring books for adults encourages color and contemplation, allowing a safe and comfortable place for anyone to find their way in prayer and silence. Many will spend hours filling in the pages with their own vivid imaginings, meeting God even as He slips between stained glass and sycamores. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
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P.C.
5 star retreat

I bought the book knowing I would be taking it on a 8 day silent retreat. It helped me focus my mind on my prayer life throughout the retreat. The images are beautiful, and brought a sense of peace while I colored.

B
B.S.
Provides Relaxation and Makes Me Feel That I Am Close To God

When coloring I feel that I am exploring God's creation. The illustrations are very nice and reading the text is good. Coloring in this book is a healthy activity.

J
J.H.
Don't skip the Intro pages

This is so much more than a coloring book. Read through the contemplative prayer suggestions and find yourself in a whole new prayer experience. I did not expect the joys of a coloring in a prayerful manner. Embrace the suggestions in the intro and you just might find yourself feeling more peaceful, more inspired and more grateful.

D
D.P.
An Inspiring Coloring Book

The coloring book is beautiful. The first thing I noticed was the scavenger hunt for the different designs. It became a family affair that took us more than an hour.

The most inspiring phrase for me was that prayer is a journey, not a destination. I had never thought about it like that. Many of the phrases in this book inspire contemplation even after I finish coloring the picture.

The drawings vary from easy ones I can complete in an hour to highly intricate designs that take several sittings. I highly recommend this coloring book to everyone.

M
M.M.
Beautiful and spiritual

I recently got into coloring; i,bought this book.for myself. It is just beautiful. I feel like I am praying while I am coloring. It is very relaxing.

Tara M. Owens, CSD, MTS is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and speaker with Anam Cara Ministries (www.anamcara.com). She is the author of Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh & Bone and has been accompanying people in their journeys with God for more than eight years, helping them incorporate creativity, art, and contemplation into everyday life. She has a Masters in Theological Studies in Spiritual Formation from Tyndale Seminary, is a Certified Spiritual Director through the Canadian Council of Professional Certification, and senior editor of Conversations Journal (www.conversationsjournal.com).

Dan Sorensen is an artist with a BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design and an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He has illustrated the kids book, T is for T. Rex: Some of God’s Most Amazing Creatures from A to Z, which received a Silver award for Illustration from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association, as well as a book on plants for 4-H. He often donates his time and creative efforts to “Not for Sale” to fight human trafficking, and he teaches kids and adults drawing, painting and computer programs.

More books from Tara M. Owens Illustrated By Daniel Sorensen

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Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
91%
(21)
9%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
P
P.C.
5 star retreat

I bought the book knowing I would be taking it on a 8 day silent retreat. It helped me focus my mind on my prayer life throughout the retreat. The images are beautiful, and brought a sense of peace while I colored.

B
B.S.
Provides Relaxation and Makes Me Feel That I Am Close To God

When coloring I feel that I am exploring God's creation. The illustrations are very nice and reading the text is good. Coloring in this book is a healthy activity.

J
J.H.
Don't skip the Intro pages

This is so much more than a coloring book. Read through the contemplative prayer suggestions and find yourself in a whole new prayer experience. I did not expect the joys of a coloring in a prayerful manner. Embrace the suggestions in the intro and you just might find yourself feeling more peaceful, more inspired and more grateful.

D
D.P.
An Inspiring Coloring Book

The coloring book is beautiful. The first thing I noticed was the scavenger hunt for the different designs. It became a family affair that took us more than an hour.

The most inspiring phrase for me was that prayer is a journey, not a destination. I had never thought about it like that. Many of the phrases in this book inspire contemplation even after I finish coloring the picture.

The drawings vary from easy ones I can complete in an hour to highly intricate designs that take several sittings. I highly recommend this coloring book to everyone.

M
M.M.
Beautiful and spiritual

I recently got into coloring; i,bought this book.for myself. It is just beautiful. I feel like I am praying while I am coloring. It is very relaxing.