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Restore My Soul: A Coloring Book Devotional Journey,
Releasing from Tyndale Momentum in April 2016

Media Contact:  Alyssa Anderson
alyssaanderson@tyndale.com630.784.5152

Carol Stream, Ill. — With adult coloring books sitting at the top of bestseller lists, Tyndale Momentum releases Restore My Soul: A Coloring Book Devotional Journey, a new category within the growing trend of interactive coloring books for adults.  

Restore My Soul by Ann-Margret Hovsepian is the first coloring book that connects a person to God and His Word with thought-provoking text tied to the artwork, a unique direction from the current focus of adult coloring books as entertainment, artistic expression, relaxation, and an alternative to “screen time.”

Restore My Soul (ISBN 978-1-4964-1406-9, April 2016, Tyndale Momentum) includes 40 devotions with related coloring pages to reflect on the deeper message. Nancy Clausen, senior director of marketing for Tyndale Momentum, explains that this new category is the perfect melding of two ways to connect with God. “The coloring book trend is so strong because it’s a great way to remove yourself from the many distractions of your day, and do something relaxing and calming,” says Clausen.

“I think people are looking for ways to simplify their lives, and this is a clear and easy way to spend time doing something very satisfying and reflective, without pressure or stress. Restore My Soul takes that undemanding, mindful activity to the next level. The physical act of applying color to paper releases you to focus your thinking and enhances your connection to God.”

What started with Johanna Basford’s unexpected bestseller Secret Garden, published on March 26, 2013, has now grown to an entire category of Adult Coloring Books in Big Box stores and bookstores nationwide. And the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing.  “Paint-By-Numbers became popular in the 50s and Knitting became a rage in the 90s,” adds Clausen.  “And like those creative pastimes that allow non-artists to tap into their creative sides, adult coloring books could be around for a long time.”

Restore My Soul: A Coloring Book Devotional Journey

Written & Illustrated By Ann-Margret Hovsepian

ISBN 978-1-4964-1406-9

About the Author:

ANN-MARGRET HOVSEPIAN is an award-winning writer, editor, and illustrator from Montreal, Quebec. She has had more than 300 articles featured in a variety of Canadian and U.S. print publications. Her devotional for tween girls, The One Year Designer Genes Devo, was released by Tyndale House Publishers in 2007. She is also the author of Truth & Dare: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Girls (David C. Cook Publishing, 2011) and Truth, Dare, Double Dare: Another Year of Dynamic Devotions for Girls (Cook, 2014), and she was the lead author and senior editor of Blossom, the New Testament in a magazine format for tweens (Thomas Nelson, 2006). As an illustrator, she contributed five original drawings to Whatever Is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection and Worship (WaterBrook Multnomah, 2015).  FIND OUT MORE ON HER WEBSITE AT WWW.ANNHOVSEPIAN.COM.  Connect with Ann-Margret via Facebook.com/ann.hovsepian.author | Twitter @AnnHovsepian | Instagram.com/annhovsepian/ | Pinterest.com/annhovsepian/

Restore My Soul: A Coloring Book Devotional Journey

Written & Illustrated By Ann-Margret Hovsepian

ISBN 978-1-4964-1406-9

9.75” x 9.75” softcover

$15.99

 Living ExpressionsTM invites women to express their creative side and grow closer to God through products that encourage journaling and visual self-expression. Grounded in God’s truth, these beautifully designed products are artistic and imaginative. With every page, readers will be filled with relaxation, joy, and hope.

Tyndale, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.

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To obtain available materials & a review copy of Restore My Soul, schedule an author interview with Ann-Margret Hovsepian, or learn more about this book, please contact: Alyssa Anderson | Publicist | alyssaanderson@tyndale.com | 630.784.5152

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