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

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 96 pages
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Celebrate creativity in this meditative journey for the word-weary. Introducing a quiet, sometimes-playful, always meditative way to engage with God through color, creativity and prayer. At Play in God’s Creation is a collection of Daniel Sorensen’s evocative, searching drawings, integrated seamlessly with Tara M. Owens’ brief prompts and intentions. You’ll go on a journey through dark, arched passageways and spacious open fields, meeting God even as He slips between stained glass and sycamores. Color and contemplate, connect, explore and embellish. What a beautiful way to speak with—and listen to—the Divine. Stock #: B53098

Customer Reviews

Based on 82 reviews
Coloring Book

I love the verses/writings on it, perhaps they could have been done as coloring lettering as well? Just a thought ;)

Beautiful book

Beautiful and relaxing coloring book. Nice to have contemplations on the page to focus on while relaxing.

This book is a gift!

One of my ministries is a caregivers' support group, and they have been most appreciative of this resource! For some, it was a first introduction to coloring books. The wisdom and beauty are a blessing. Thanks!

Love this

Love this coloring book. It is a good reflection for me as well as a positive way to calm myself and direct my thoughts

At Play in God's Creation

In coloring the labyrinth I found a section that is walled off from all the different paths. It is walled in on the first pictured labyrinth and the statement "Name something sad" is inside it. The same happening is in the later one in the book.
I am not sure it is a book for contemplation, but I am trying to see how coloring can lead into contemplation. I have been coloring for about two months now and still question it for me.

Tara M. Owens, CSD, MTS is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and speaker with Anam Cara Ministries ( 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 (

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.

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #B53098

ISBN:  9781632530981

Publication Date:  8/26/2016

BISAC:  RELIGION / Christian Living / General

Imprint:  Franciscan Media

Trim Size:  254 mm X 254 mm X
(Approx. 10.0 in X 10.0 in X )

Pages:  96

List Price:  $ 5.99