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WaterBrook & Multnomah
to Publish Patriotic Coloring Book for Adults

WaterBrook & Multnomah Publicity Office

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (May 9, 2016)—WaterBrook & Multnomah announces the release of its second Christian adult coloring book, God Bless America: A Patriotic Adult Coloring Book (Multnomah, June 14, 2016).

This comes after the December 2015 release of WaterBrook’s first Christian adult coloring book, Whatever is Lovely. Since publication, Whatever is Lovely, has surpassed a milestone of more than 400,000 copies now in print and has spent 19 weeks on the Publishers Weekly’s trade books bestsellers list. It has also appeared on both the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association (ECPA) and Nielsen BookScan’s 2016 bestseller lists. Whatever is Lovely has also been nominated for a 2016 Christian Retailing’s Best Award in their new Coloring Book category. On the heels of this overwhelming success, the Multnomah imprint is set to release the coloring book, God Bless America, early this summer.

The growing trend in adult coloring books has been covered by numerous media outlets, including the New York TimesForbes, and Time Magazine. From parents coloring alongside children to professionals relaxing after work to friends organizing coloring meet-up groups at local libraries, coffee shops and churches, coloring allows for individual expression and gives adults a creative way to detach from a tech-saturated world.
God Bless America builds on this trend and the success of Whatever is Lovely, while presenting a patriotic theme never before captured in the ever-growing genre of adult coloring books.
Each of the illustrations in God Bless America contains quotes from Scripture, patriotic hymns, key historic figures, former presidents, and important documents dating back to the nation’s birth. It also provides the historic context of the quote or person on the back of each page, making God Bless America both a creative and educational tool. The expertly-timed release of this coloring book, during an election year and prior to Independence Day, makes God Bless America an exceptional gift for those looking for a visually appealing and interactive reminder of the values that make America great.
“This coloring book can help take you into quiet reflection on God’s sovereignty over our nation,” said Susan Tjaden, WaterBrook & Multnomah editor. “It’s also an opportunity to reflect on our nation’s founding principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—and that we are strongest when we are united. So even though coloring can’t change the world, it can help you to change your perspective.”
The 96-page coloring book contains 45 illustrations from nine different artists, offering a variety of styles to appeal to many different readers. With gold foil cover, heavy paper stock, and lightly detailed illustrations, God Bless America is a high-quality coloring experience. It also features perforated pages that enable users to remove and frame their favorite illustrations. God Bless America, much like its predecessor Whatever is Lovely, differs from the vast majority of coloring books currently on the market in that it features a Spotify playlist with hours of music—serving to further heighten this meditative practice and create an atmosphere that nourishes the mind and soul. God Bless America will release June 14, 2016 and retail for $14.99.
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For more information on this release, please contact Charlene Guzman at the WaterBrook & Multnomah Publishing Publicity Office at 719-264-5698 or