“Drawing, coloring, and doodling are great activities to help focus the mind and center the soul,” writes Robbin Isenhour, who drew 44 contemporized images for an all-ages coloring book to use with “Ever Reformation: A Reformation 500 Cross-Generational Study” prepared by the ELCA North Carolina Synod. Inviting others to freely share the drawings she created, Isenhour writes, “I hope these coloring pages help you and your congregation commune with the Holy Spirit and one another in a new and creative way.”

In an article highlighting the project in Living Lutheran magazine, she said, “Some concepts were hard to capture, but it was important to me for them to be appealing and not turn anyone off, but rather get through the message of God’s love,” adding she used Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) and study Bibles to get more information – especially as she’s newer to the Lutheran tradition. Find the full study and coloring book from the North Carolina Synod’s website (link on lower right of page), and find the article about the project, “Coloring pages bring life to Reformation anniversary study guide” (July 5, 2017), from the Living Lutheran website.