Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Jesus Inspires Me: An Enriching Activity and Coloring Book by Missi Jay


Everyone loves the familiar faces on the Knowing My God series board book covers. And now these characters step out into an expanded new role as Soul Mates, Friends for Life™ who involve your little artist in their world of drawing, coloring, reflecting, solving, decorating, and imagining. With the breezy flair of artist Missi Jay, each original page in the book ties in facts and themes from the well-regarded Knowing My God series, while inspiring creativity and a personal connection with Jesus. The beautiful glossy cover and just-right size make this newest addition to the line a perfect companion to the Knowing My God books on any family trip. Are we there yet? With the Graham Blanchard Soul Mates showing them the way, young passengers might be willing to ride a little longer.

My Thoughts:

We're huge fans of all the Graham Blanchard books around here, so I was super excited for my boys when I heard that there was a coloring book tying in with all the books. I was even more excited for them when it arrived, and I saw how lovely it really is.

The Jesus Inspires Me Coloring Book is slightly larger than the average one(9.25x12 in). The pages are outlined with dark, thick lines, so it's great even for the littlest ones. There's mini lessons and activities throughout, along with Bible verses and of course, coloring. You can expand those lessons as much or as little as you want, turning it into a devotional, reading the books before coloring the pages, or simply using it and reading the pages as is. There's even pages dedicated to meeting new "soul mates". These pages give an extra lesson that we're all different, with different strengths and interests, but we're all children of God.

My Bumblebee's current love is sheep(along with turtles and frogs), so it was no surprise that he would have no other coloring sheet until he had colored and admired the page with sheep on it.

My Firefly decided his dog had to be colored with a Chalkie! Sometimes coloring takes more effort and encouragement than other days for my little guys. ;) (Coloring is never a forced activity around here, just to be clear. It's meant to be fun!)

The Jesus Inspires Me Coloring Book goes perfectly with all the Graham Blanchard books, and it's an excellent resource to add to "table time" activities. It not only provides fun, but also discussion. We love it just as much as we expected!

*We were provided a review copy, in exchange for my honest opinion.


Read more about the Jesus Inspires Me Coloring Book over at Graham Blanchard's page, and treat your family to a copy! You can also grab a FREE e-copy of Spiritual Parenting in the First Five Years by Callie Grant.


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