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The Illuminated Catechism

by Cook, Tony

Item #: 562530 / 2017 / Paperback / 88 Pages


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Luther’s Small Catechism has been a guidebook and devotional material for generations of Lutherans. Now, elevate your devotional time with The Illuminated Catechism, a coloring book inspired by Martin Luther’s writings in the Catechism.
Each spread includes more than just the Catechism. Read questions that ask you to think deeply about the explanation and symbols on the page. Read a Bible passage and a verse from Lutheran Service Book that connect to each spread, ensuring that you’re getting the most out of your devotional time with Christ. Blank space in the margins allows you to doodle on your own, or add personal insight into what you’re thinking or feeling.
This adult coloring book is a perfect gift for confirmands or graduates to take with them through their new stages of life. For families: use this coloring book as a family devotional resource, letting children color the beautiful images while also teaching them Luther’s important teachings, even before confirmation classes begin. For adults, relax and unwind in a quiet moment with loved teachings and delightful illustrations.
About the Author:
Tony Cook is a visual learner who enjoys finding creative ways to study the Bible and explore the faith. Over the years, he has combined his love for Lutheran theology with the visual and creative arts, developing a variety of reflective Bible study methods. In The Illuminated Catechism, Tony combines what he has learned in his devotional journey with one of his most treasured devotional resources—Luther’s Small Catechism.

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Spellman, Susan

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by Cook, Tony

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Excellent for meditation

A great combination of words we might be familiar with along with new words. This combined with the well done drawings is a beautiful way to contemplate what God intends for our life. There is no need to color anything in to enjoy it. Just imagining what colors you might put in is good for your brain! Perfect for morning or evening personal reading. Kudos for bringing us something fresh and current :)

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Missed opportunity

A great idea, but the execution is unfortunate. First, why add explanations to Luther’s text? Luther is amost always better than his “explainers”. Second, the pictures are often unimaginative. Really, a picture of “luggage” when it comes to a he forgiveness os sins? In the end, this is dissapointing.

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I have enjoyed the illuminated catechism very much more than I expected, as at a certain age, we tend to abandon our coloring pencils. However, I did find the extra time spend meditating on the deeply meaningful phrases and their explanations very productive. Whatever it takes to slow us down sometimes to think and pray and connect various strands of thoughts is a good tool. I like it very much.

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Great tool for all ages!

This Illuminated Catechism is a wonderful idea! I love coloring with my young nieces, so this will be a great tool to generate conversations about deeper spiritual truths captured so beautifully in the drawings. Thank you!

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