Thursday, August 11, 2016

Inkspirations: Fruit of the Spirit coloring book with original art by Lorrie Bennett + Giveaway


Title:  Inkspirations: fruit of the spirit
Original Art by: Lorrie Bennett
Publisher:  Health Communications, Inc.
Release Date:  August 9, 2016
Genre: Adult Coloring Book, Inspirational




Every Christian knows that putting the Fruit of the Spirit into practice takes a daily effort and commitment, and it takes a lifetime to master any one of them, let alone all nine. In this new coloring book for adults, Inkspirations Fruit of the Spirit celebrates these powerful virtues that help to fortify us throughout life’s joys and challenges.

Each empowering verse alongside inspiring images reminds us of how acts of kindness, gentleness, or self-control can make a difference, not only in our own lives, but more importantly, in the lives of others. The more we focus and allow God to work in us, the more His spirit can shine through us.
Illustrator Lorrie Bennett is known for painting vintage Bibles. Dating back to the early 1900s, many of her Bibles have been discarded because they are so worn. Inspired by the thought that the Bibles provided spiritual guidance for generations of people, she decided to give them new life by using them as canvases for her unique artwork. This style is adapted to many of the coloring pages within Inkspirations Fruit of the Spirit, so that the Word of God becomes a literal and figurative backdrop for your creations. Now you can color your day brighter, turning your art into meaningful and memorable keepsakes that show God’s Love and Grace.

Inkspirations Fruit of the Spirit includes:

  •   More than 30 original works of art to uplift and inspire
  •   Empowering scriptures for individual or group reflection and meditation
  •   Special binding that allows for pages to lay flat for a better work surface
  •   Perforated edges make it easy to tear and share finished colored pieces





Inkspirations: Fruit of the Spirit Adult Coloring book is the latest of a series of coloring books with original artwork by Lorrie Bennett. I was quite intrigued by this trend from the get go, but can never get myself to really indulge in it. I have several coloring books, and I find the act of just perusing them can be therapeutic as well, despite not coloring them just yet.  With Inkspirations, the artwork comes alongside a corresponding Biblical verse. Rather, the artwork corresponds with the provided Biblical verse, and that makes it ever more enjoyable. 
In Inkspirations, it starts off with a page of simple techniques for beginners, and then a sample of other's colored production of the pages within this book.  This one definitely is for beginners with strong and heavy lined drawings to get you started. However, even though the illustrations in Inkspirations are tailored towards beginners, I find its over-drawn details unnecessary. The lines provide depth and shading to the illustrations, but it takes away from the reader/colorist to attempt to play with it. As you can see from the example above, even the leaves are heavily lined. Otherwise, I think this would be a great start to a wonderful hobby. 



NOTE:  I received an ARC of this book from the publisher, through TLC Book Tours for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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Lorrie Bennett is blessed to live her life as an artist, crafter, teacher, graphic designer, and best of all, a mother. She is passionate about the divine inspiration that is the source of her creativity, and the happiness and beauty that it can bring to others.

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28 comments :

  1. I have recently started with adult coloring books so I only have two books so far. I like to color in them when my granddaughters visit and we color together. Great fun!

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  2. I have just discovered adult coloring books. They look amazing and there are so many different themes available. Thsnks for having the giveaway.

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  3. I don't have any ~ have gone to class for Bible Journaling. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  4. I do like the adult coloring books. It is a fairly relaxing thing to do. I have 2 or 3 (i usually end up giving them to the granddaughters!) Would love to have this particular one...the grands and I have been discussing the Fruit of the Spirit all summer! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I enjoy coloring, it is therapeutic and this is a beautiful cover!

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  6. I've never tried one, but my friends have and say they can't believe how relaxing they are. I really need to try one these days!

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  7. I like them they are relaxing I have 1 or 2 already

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  8. I have several adult coloring books but only one that is faith-based. I would love to have this one. When I'm stressed out, it's a great way to unwind and rejuvenate.

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  9. I have one book colored, another half way so I need a new one. It's so relaxing to do in the evening to keep me off my iPad as I watch tv.

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  10. I have found adult coloring books to be fascinating. I currently only own one (I found it at the dollar store lol), but it has been lots of fun. :)

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  11. I enjoy coloring, but I don't like the pictures with very small and intricate patterns. I've always loved to color, so I would get kids coloring books I liked before the adult versions came out.

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  12. I do!! I have 8 books plus some ebooks that I can pick & print.. I color more like ink it
    everyday :)
    thanks for the chance to add this lovely book!

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  13. Annie, when I first heard about a coloring book for adults - I didn't feel it something I would be interested in. However, after hearing so many people comment positively about them, I'd like to try one. Although I have some other sources of de-stressing also, I think the pics would be beautiful to look at and a sense of accomplishment would be associated with them also.

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!

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  14. I have not tried any adult coloring books, but I love coloring with the kids when I work in the nursery!

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  15. I enjoy coloring, it's relaxing and brings back childhood memories. I bought the Inspire Bible and love it.

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  16. I have several and I love the adult coloring books.Thanks for the chance to win this one.

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  17. I love to color, but sadly I don't have any. TY for the chance.

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  18. Yes! I have one and it's super relaxing :)

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  19. I haven't tried the adult coloring books yet. I know my sister has and she finds them very relaxing.

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  20. I don't usually color, but I like to give these to my grandmother and my best friend's mom.
    Dianna

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  21. Of course I love coloring - so much so that I started a blog about it!

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  22. I do like them, although finding time to color can be difficult. I actually like to color with my girls in church ;)

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  23. I have not tried any adult coloring books, but I like to give these to my grandmother.

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  24. I love adult coloring books and have several. I also like tucking them into the boxes for the soldiers so that they can have a little something to give them some small degree of relaxation during a stressful time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I haven't tried adult coloring books yet, but would like to start.The pictures in this book are beautiful!

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  26. thank you so much Annie for your review!! I do hope everyone enjoys my latest coloring book!

    Blessings,
    Lorrie
    Artist/Inkspirations: Fruit of the Spirit

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