Friday, August 19, 2016

Inkspirations: Fruit of the Spirit by Lorrie Bennett (TLC Book Tours and GIVEAWAY!)

In today’s stressful world, it’s always nice to find a good way to relax.  I’ve been pleased to see the adult coloring book trend over the past few years.  As a college student, I will admit that I remember coloring in regular coloring books with my roommate during down times.  It was a great way to relieve stress and not think about engineering homework.  I might be the world’s worst artist with an inability to draw a straight line or good circle, so I am happy to be able to contribute a little bit to art by coloring.  

Inspirations:  Fruit of the Spirit is subtitled Coloring Designs to Nourish You with Love, Joy, Faith, Peace and More.  This wonderful coloring book has many of my favorite Bible verses with a great picture paired with it for coloring.  For example, one of my favorite verses is “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.  James 1:19.” The pictures are in a variety of levels to color.  Most are quite easy, others are more complex if you would like to delve into more colors and design.  One of my favorite features is also that the book has a note at the beginning from the author on techniques you can use while coloring such as blending colors and using different color palettes.  This is very helpful for artistically challenged people like me.  I also love the direction that “coloring is supposed to be a stress-free, no-worries kind of activity.”  There are also examples of the pictures colored in if you want to follow the examples or you can strike off on your own and color as you would like.  My five year old daughter loves looking at this book with me as well.  She thinks it’s great that I can color my own book while she is coloring.

Overall, Inspirations is a relaxing, comforting book to color with some of your favorite Bible verses to contemplate.  An example page is below - I'm having technical difficulties so please forgive me that I can't figure out how to change the orientation of this page.  You can still see how wonderful the drawing is paired with the verse I quoted above.

Book Source:  Review Copy as part of the TLC Book Tours



One lucky winner will receive a copy of  Inspirations:  Fruit of the Spirit by Lorrie Bennett.  If you would like to win Inkspirations:  Fruit of the Spirit, please leave a comment on why it sounds interesting or why you like coloring.

As part of your comment, you must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner. 
For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. Provide a link to this post in your comment.
 I will be using (or a Monte Carlo simulation in excel) to pick the winners from the comments. 
This contest is only open to addresses in the United States
The deadline for entry is midnight on Friday August 26th!
Please make sure to check the week of August 29th to see if you are a winner. I send emails to the winner, but lately I've been put in their "junk mail" folder instead of their inbox.
Good luck!


  1. Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway, Laura. I will add your giveaway to my blog's sidebar. I have been interested in adult coloring books for a few years now (since they became more popular), and sometimes see them in shops (and am tempted to pick one up). I think I would enjoy this one especially as it pairs pictures with verses from the Bible. How lovely that you color alongside your daughter (perhaps with some music playing softly int he background)!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  2. it's relaxing

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  3. I enjoy coloring. At least 15 minutes a day. Usually while watching TV. I really enjoy the bible verse CB to memorize while coloring :)
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  4. Coloring gives me pleasure as it is a soothing activity which I enjoyed when I was younger. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. I colored when I was younger ans this was a big source of entertainment for me. Reading and coloring occupied my free time and still do. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. Inkspirations fruit of spirit sounds lovely and thoughtful. I would love to relax and rejuvenate with this to color and contemplate. Thanks. :)

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  7. I have two coloring books that I really enjoy. This one is exactly what I like - inspiration and beautiful patterns!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  8. Thank-you to all who entered the giveaway! The winner was posted on 8/29/16 at