Heavenly Crown - Coloring Book and Lives of the Saints
St. Joseph's Press is proud to release Heavenly Crown - Coloring Book and Lives of the Saints, written and illustrated by Dominique Shema. While, Heavenly Crown is an adult coloring book featuring historical fact-filled accounts of the saints and detailed historically accurate drawings perfect for those who wish to return to the relaxing American pastime of coloring, it is really a great book for all ages. The fourteen women saints in this coloring book are not portrayed in the usual dry unattainbly holy way, but as real people who overcame everyday struggles through God's grace.
The author and illustrator sums up this unique book: "I wanted this coloring book to be extra special. I love history, especially all the little details that let you imagine what it would have been like to live back then, so I did a TON of research for each picture so they could be as authentic as possible. For example, the ship in St. Margaret of Scotland's picture is inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry which depicts the Battle of Hastings, and important even in St. Margaret's life. The herbs in St. Gertrude's garden at Nivelles are herbs that would commonly have been grown in a medieval monastery garden...For many of the pictures I went a step further and drew the whole thins in whatever art style was current at the time...Before I had always thought reading about the saints a bit dry. They just seemed so impossibly holy that it was a bit intimidating and hard to relate to them. But for the first time, now they actually felt like real people. So I decided to present them in that light: not just focusing on what made them holy, but also who they were in a historical context and in what ways they were just like us."
36 pages of fun and joy await you while becoming acquainted with these inspiring lives of women saints, and renewing a friendship to the family of saints. The saints included in this book are: St. Anne, St. Clare of Assisi, St. Dorothy, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Frances of Rome, St. Gertrude of Nivelles, St. Helena, St. Hildegard of Bingen, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, St. Joan of Arc, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Priscilla, and St. Therese of Lisieux.
Written and illustrated by Dominique Shema
36 pages, Parchment cover, saddle sticth binding, sturdy crisp white interior pages to enjoy hours of coloring and reading.