Book Review (double feature): ScriptureDoodle & ScriptureDoodle God’s Promises by April Knight

December 17, 2016 April Knight, Christian, nonfiction 2

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ScriptureDoodle: A Six-Week Devotional Experience (David C. Cook, October 2016)

With inspiring exercises and prompts, this unique interactive guide introduces readers to a creative connection between Bible study, artistic expression, and worship.

Often, in the busyness of life, Christians forget that God created them to enjoy creativity. With guided instruction and completed examples, this beautiful book invites readers to draw closer to God through their own art.

More than a coloring book, ScriptureDoodle is a combination of Bible study, creative expression, and artistic community with artwork shared online at #scripturedoodle.
Exploring topics such as being generous, finding rest, and facing grief, ScriptureDoodle gives the heart the creative space it needs. This book stimulates the reader’s imagination and helps integrate God’s Word into everyday life.

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GENRE: Devotional, Coloring, Christian
PUBLISHER: David C. Cook
RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2016
PAGES: 144

Some of the most incredible stories in the Bible are of God’s promises and faithfulness to His children.

ScriptureDoodle God’s Promises refreshes believers who are feeling burned out or stuck in a rut in their relationship with God. Each of the creative worship prompts in this interactive guide includes biblical encouragement and ideas for worship through art. Artist April Knight includes creative lettering tips, color ideas, and completed examples to inspire readers to respond to promises in Scripture related to trust, faith, and the power of God’s Word in all circumstances.

This unique blend of Bible study and creative expression provides the opportunity to connect with God as Creator in a new, life-changing way.

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GENRE: Devotional, Coloring, Christian
PUBLISHER: David C. Cook
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2016
PAGES: 120

scripture-doodle-book-reviewThe Scripture Doodle books by April Knight are so well done! The layout, the aesthetics, the instructions, and the guided prompts – all of these elements add to the overall excellence of the books. They are perfect for someone like me – someone who has seen (and drooled over) the gorgeous Bible/scripture journaling and doodling posts by uber-talented people and wants to do the same thing but also knows that, like math, art isn’t her gift.  Knight gives you guidance and tips but most importantly gives you the freedom – and the knowledge – to take a Scripture verse and use “doodling” to help it take on even more personal meaning.

Bottom Line: Recently on Facebook, I posted a status about coloring books that fall into the category of “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” (Anyone want to color The Golden Girls?) But the Scripture Doodle books by April Knight do NOT fall into that category! For starters, they are so much more than “coloring books” – they really are devotional books. And you won’t just sit there mindlessly coloring pictures set to Scripture either, though there is a time and place for that too. Instead, you are invited to engage with Scripture and are given the tools to make this kind of devotional experience a lifelong habit.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / Fantastic!

about the author

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April Knight is a worship artist based in Asheville, North Carolina. Knight’s work includes live worship painting and leading ScriptureDoodle workshops online and at conferences and retreats around the country and internationally. Her family of four is her greatest joy, along with serving alongside her husband at their local church.

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2 Responses to “Book Review (double feature): ScriptureDoodle & ScriptureDoodle God’s Promises by April Knight”

    • Carrie

      I’m not really a doodler but I really enjoy incorporating this into my devotional time. It does help me think of Scripture in a new way!

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