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WaterBrook Multnomah to Publish Faith-Centric Coloring Book
for Adults  

Contact: Jessica Lamb, Publicity Assistant
(719) 268-1935

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (September 23, 2015)—WaterBrook Multnomah announced today the release of a new beautifully illustrated, faith-centric adult coloring book, Whatever Is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection and Worship (WaterBrook Press 12/15/2015).

The growing trend in coloring books designed for adults has been covered by the New York Times and NPR, providing adults a creative way to detach from a screen-heavy world. From moms coloring alongside children to college students seeking a break from studying to working women winding down after hours, coloring gives women in diverse walks of life an outlet to express their creativity.

Whatever Is Lovely builds on this popular hobby by engaging women not only artistically, but spiritually.

“Quieting our minds, spending time meditating on the words of the Lord, and entering into a time of quiet reflection and worship is more difficult than ever,” said Kendall Davis, assistant editor at WaterBrook Multnomah and member of the development team behind Whatever Is Lovely. “We want to spend time with God, we want to be quiet and hear what He has to say, but distractions are literally everywhere. Our minds have been trained to move from topic to topic quickly, and focusing and thinking deeply on one thing can be tough—despite our desires and best efforts.”

Each of the illustrations in Whatever Is Lovely contains a quote from Scripture, a popular hymn, or noted authors and speakers, including Lysa TerKeurst, Liz Curtis Higgs and Corrie ten Boom. By focusing on Scripture and words of spiritual encouragement, coloring Whatever Is Lovely offers women a fresh way to slow down and spend time with God.

“I think there is openness to viewing ‘worship’ as something more than what is experienced in church,” said Susan Tjaden, WaterBrook Multnomah editor. “My desire is that people will reflect on these words from Scripture, hymns, and inspirational writers as they color, and that it will be another way to engage with our Heavenly Father. After all, He is the Architect of creativity.” 
The 96-page coloring book contains 45 illustrations from a dozen different artists, offering a variety of styles to appeal to many different readers. With gold foil cover, heavy paper stock and detailed illustrations, Whatever Is Lovely is a high-quality coloring experience. Whatever Is Lovely is expected to release December 15, 2015 and retail for $14.99. 

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WaterBrook Press is an imprint of The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Penguin Random House ( is the world’s most global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53% and 47%, respectively. Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in: the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, and Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and Brazil; DK worldwide; and Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial’s Spanish-language companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors. 

For more information on this release, please contact Jessica Lamb at the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Publicity Office at 719-268-1915 or