Do you ever find yourself doodling around the edges of your meeting notes? Perhaps you even find your accidental art work helps you concentrate. That is the rationale behind a coloring book for adults released by the Women’s Ministries department of the Trans-European Division (TED) of Seventh-day Adventists.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/article/2018/01/16/new-coloring-book-adults-helps-spiritual-creativity
Will they be available through Amazon since they may be sent by British AirWays to an American address??
Pago-- One was to “listen – hear” the word while doing the coloring. An attempt to open BOTH sides of one’s Brain to what one is Hearing and Listening to.
Apparently you missed that.
Wow, I don’t know what to say. What are we supposed to be colouring? Mandalas?
No thank you, I’ll take the Word of God and the writings inspired by the Spirit of Prophecy to grow spiritually.
God communicates to us on a cognitive level and we will only grow spiritually through cognitive means. IE Bible study, prayer (communication to God, not “silent” prayers where words are not spoken, even in the mind), not repetitive prayers, not mystical practices, not through subjective means such as the arts or music, and not through colouring in. This idea comes from an Aristotelian view of God (pantheistic) which unfortunately infiltrated Catholicism and was never quite removed from most of Protestantism.
Pago, did you even read the short article?
"…a coloring book for adults released by the Women’s Ministries department of the Trans-European Division (TED) of Seventh-day Adventists.
Based around a set of 14 lessons entitled, “Women in the Bible and me,” the coloring books help spark creativity while studying God’s Word.
The lessons can be used individually, or in a small group Bible Study setting."
Actually I thought it was a good idea. I, as an artist am personally not interested in coloring books, which can mindlessly follow someone else’s ideas do pattern, design, etc… But they have become a huge “fad” and apparently many people, of which I have talked to a few, primarily in airports, find them very relaxing. So, for the first time, I am not personally, seeing them as a destruction of individual creativity, " following within the lines". I don’t think I would feel that way if there were only one illustrTion for each woman, thus resetting boundaries on image and idea development. For the first time I think I will try to find a coloring book.
I think it is a good, nonthreatening, inclusive, discussion starter.