Hi Friends! Are you guys using a coloring Bible yet? If not, you have to pick one up asap because it’s become my new favorite thing and has helped me become so much more committed to my daily Bible reading. There’s something about coloring in the Bible verses that calms my soul and I find myself really craving that time to myself every evening.
Since National Coloring Day (yes, it’s a thing) is coming up on September 14th I wanted to share my favorite coloring Bible with you so you have time scoop it up before the *cough* holiday *cough* arrives in two weeks. Then, I vote we all spend Friday the 14th in our yoga pants, with a cup of green tea in hand, coloring our favorite verses. At least, that’s my dream. In reality, I’ll be at a work conference all week but in my soul I’ll be communing with the Holy Spirit over a colorful book of Psalms.
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I bought my Beautiful Word Coloring Bible on Amazon a few months ago and seriously, it’s the best thing! I mean, yeah, the pages are too thin to use markers but it’s a Bible and Bible pages are notoriously thin. Can you imagine how thick a Bible would be if they were printed on thick paper? I’ll stick with the thin pages and use my colored pencils. They work fine and look beautiful when the verses are colored in.
What I really love though is that this Bible makes me actually want to spend time with God.
What I really love though is that this Bible makes me actually want to spend time with God. We’re always supposed to want to spend time with God but let’s be real – life happens.
- You hit snooze one too many times and oversleep so you have to skip your morning devotion.
- You’re running errands on your lunch break so you say a quick prayer as you’re driving down the highway (something like, “Please God don’t let a cop see me speeding and give me a ticket”) and promise to catch up on your Bible reading that evening.
- Then, that night you cook dinner, wash dishes, fold laundry, meal prep breakfast the next morning, iron clothes for the next day, walk the dog, pick up the living room, and flop down exhausted thinking, “Oh, I’ll do my devotions in the morning.
Then it’s life on repeat until one day you realize it’s been weeks since you prayed a real prayer and even longer since you sat down and read your Bible or did a devotion.
Now spending time in the word of God with your coloring Bible is the kind of self-care that’s good for your soul and your mind.
Last year, a study by New Zealand researchers concluded that coloring has some really great mental health benefits and reduces the symptoms of anxiety and depression so, YAY! Now spending time in the word of God with your coloring Bible is the kind of self-care that’s good for your soul and your mind. The more I spend time with my coloring Bible coloring the pages and reading the Scripture the more I find my heart and soul craving that self-care time.
I may be cheating a little bit in how I’ve been doing this because I’ve been looking for a beautiful verse or page to color, coloring it, then reading the corresponding book, chapter, and verse but at least it’s getting me in the word and cheering me up.
I feel my soul on fire again and I’ve desperately needed that. I bought this coloring Bible on a whim (total impulse purchase) but it’s the best thing I could have done for my spiritual health.