If you’ve been around Mommynificent for very long, you’ll know that we are big fans of Annie Douglass Lima’s books. We’ve reviewed most of them and mentioned them several other times. They are realistic fantasy, and she has series for middle graders and young adults that are excellent! While Mrs. Lima is open about her faith in Jesus on her blog, on social media and in personal correspondence, her fantasy books do not have any overt references to faith.
I’m excited to share with you today that Mrs. Lima has released a new book, and this one is entirely faith-based! When she offered to send us a complimentary copy in exchange for our review, we gladly agreed! While completely different from her other books, this one attains the same high quality we have come to expect from Annie Douglass Lima books, and we heartily give it our stamp of approval!
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This new book is entitled Hide it In Your Heart: A Scripture Coloring and Activity Book for Adults and Kids Featuring 35 Reminders from God’s Word. More than just a coloring book, this inspirational activity book will help you relax, unwind, and enjoy some creative fun while hiding God’s Word in your heart.
The 35 separate verses and passages are printed in colorable word art with decorative borders, blank on the back to make them easier to remove and frame or display, if desired. Each one is accompanied by two different activities or puzzles featuring the verse or key words from it.
Hide it in Your Heart is an ideal Scripture memorization aid for Christian schools, homeschool programs, Sunday schools, or your own personal use. Children and adults will enjoy learning, practicing, and meditating on these artistically presented verses from the New International Version Bible. In our family, we are focusing on memorizing and applying Ephesians 4:29-32 right now. I was excited to see that there are pages for verse 32 so the girls and I have been coloring those and doing the puzzles as part of our school activities this week!
To make a great deal even better, proceeds from the sale of Hide it In Your Heart will be donated to www.Christar.org to help provide a translation of God’s Word for a particular people group in East Asia who do not yet have the Bible in their own language.
Here are a few sample coloring and activity pages from Hide it In Your Heart. If you’d like to color them and/or complete the word puzzles, click on the picture of the reference below it to access a PDF that you can download and print.
Hide it In Your Heart is available in paperback on Amazon. Click here to order your copy for $8.99.
HOWEVER, you can get it for 15% off if you order it here on CreateSpace with coupon code JZBVVBH8! The code can be used an unlimited number of times and will not expire, so feel free to order as many copies as you like for family and friends. Hide it In Your Heart makes a great gift for anyone who enjoys word puzzles, coloring, or God’s word! You’re welcome to share the code with others, too!
About the Author: Annie Douglass Lima
Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since her childhood, and to date has published thirteen books (two YA action and adventure novels, four fantasies, a puppet script, five anthologies of her students’ poetry, and a Scripture coloring and activity book). Besides writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), scrapbooking, and international travel.
Connect with Annie Douglass Lima online:
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/AnnieDouglassLimaOnAmazon
Sign up for author updates and receive a free ebook of “interviews” with characters from her fantasy series: http://bit.ly/LimaUpdates