Randy Alcorn once again returns to the topic of Heaven with his new devotional book “Picturing Heaven: 40 Hope-Filled Devotions with Coloring Pages.” His new coloring journal is also illustrated by Lizzie Preston. Her images, any of which are quite intricate, are filled with whimsy and beauty, and all are tinted with gold — I’m guessing to reflect the golden images of Heaven we all have.
In his introduction, Alcorn explains the purpose of “Picturing Heaven” is meant to be a reflection of the time when God will not only resurrect our bodies but will also create a New Earth, where He will dwell with us. Through Alcorn’s brief devotionals and Preston’s inspirational drawings, we can attempt to imagine what that new world will be like.
Meant to serve as both a creative expression and spiritual inspiration, “Picturing Heaving” allows us to nourish our faith through artistic creativity and biblical study.
Each devotion contains one page of text — beginning with a verse or two followed by a paragraph of points to ponder — and one picture based on that particular theme to color. Some topics Alcorn covers include Experiencing the Best of Eden, Eternal Freedom from Sorrow, Spend Eternity Exploring Creation with Jesus, and No More Pain, Tears, or Death.
He also tackles what some might consider controversial topics like Will We Reunite with Our Beloved Pets?, Maybe We’ll See Extinct Animals Come to Life, and Will We Travel to Galaxies Far, Far Away?
“Picturing Heaven” is a delightful book that gives a brief, yet broad overview of Heaven and the New Earth God will create for His believers, stretching you to think beyond the terms you ever thought about Heaven and God.
Anyone who enjoys studying Heaven and the end times, as well as those who are a fan of the adult coloring trend will love this book.
Five stars out of five.
Tyndale House Publishers provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.