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Topic: Ideal coloring book for gospel magic
Message: Posted by: thomasbmikkelsen (Jul 19, 2008 04:11AM)
Just a tip! Some years ago I bougth this coloring book and since I have used it (with succes)in my gospel magic show:

Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (Jul 19, 2008 10:47PM)
Also available from Ken Scott directly:


- Donald

P.S. Tell us a little about your patter for this version.
Message: Posted by: thomasbmikkelsen (Jul 20, 2008 03:29PM)
English is not my first language but I will try to give a short description of my routine.

I start my routine by telling the kids, that the Bible is like a chest full of gold and diamonds. I point at the old book (which actually look like and old Bible) and the treasure chest (I flip through the book showing a picture of a closed treasure chest on every page).

Next, I make clear that the Bible is more than one book. Actually, it is a collection of sixty-six books (I flip through the book for the second time showing that the pictures how have changed to books). I explain what some of the books of the Bible talk about: Genesis tells us how God created the world. The psalms teach us about how we can depend on God for all our needs. The gospels proclaim the good news about Jesus Christ and tell us about his new kingdom.

The true treasure is the wisdom and knowledge that we can gain from reading the Bible. God wants us to read in the Bible so we can find his wisdom. God has given us a chest full of gold and diamonds. All we should do is to open up the book and listen to the stories and wisdom of God (again I flip through the book, this time showing that the treasure chests opened up full of treasure).

I end up my routine by folding the book in half (lengthwise) and ask the kids to repeat after me: The Bible is like a chest full gold and diamonds! As the words are said, I pour from the folded book a supply of golden coins.
Message: Posted by: thomasbmikkelsen (Jul 20, 2008 03:35PM)
I forgot to mention that I always follow my routine up by telling a Bible story as it seems natural.
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (Jul 20, 2008 09:15PM)

- Donald
Message: Posted by: kenscott (Jul 21, 2008 02:01PM)
Very Cool! The actual image that I have ont he book is a bible.

Sounds like a great routine.
Message: Posted by: brownsentertainment (Aug 12, 2008 05:23PM)
I would definetly reccomend Ken's product. Another magician at our church used it in a kids service.
Message: Posted by: MagicMatthews (Aug 13, 2008 04:36AM)
This sounds great. The colouring book has just become popular again in my area so that most people have seen it. Having new twists on this old idea is great. Although, I have often thought of gimmicking my own scrapbook and putting in my own material to suit the message. Never have got around to it yet!
Message: Posted by: gbradburn (Aug 14, 2008 07:27PM)
Have you guys seen the "Holy Bible" coloring book like the one listed here at [url=http://www.themagiccorner.com/catalog/tricks/gospel.htm]The Magic Corner[/url]?

I've used this and the patter goes something like:
"To some people the Bible is just an empty book" (flip through book to show empty pages).
"To others, it's dry, just a set of rules and stories" (flip showing pictures with no color).
"But to those who know and love God, the Bible comes to life in living color" (flip through it to show all the pictures colored in).
Message: Posted by: MagicMatthews (Aug 15, 2008 02:45AM)
Is this just a 3 way book, as I'm sure I heard somewhere there was a 5 way gospel colouring book.

As for treasure falling out of the book, I think I remember reading something in David Pogue's "Magic for Dummies" about this, using normal coins and an ungimmicked book.
Message: Posted by: gbradburn (Aug 15, 2008 01:44PM)

Yes, it's just a 3-way book: Blank, Black&White, Color.

Message: Posted by: Magicforim (Apr 30, 2013 11:51AM)
Laflinmagicstore.com sells a nice version called "Ledger of Life", which opens with various sins and the word "death" (as in Romans 6:23, "the wages of sin is death"), and then shows the same pages with the words "Paid in Full" written in red (blood of Jesus), finally opening to all blank pages, referring to Isaiah 1:18, "though your sins are as scarlet, they will be white as snow." Check it out.
Message: Posted by: Walden (May 13, 2013 09:10PM)
I like this idea. I'm doing a children's revival in a few weeks. Always glad for some input of what others are doing.
Message: Posted by: jamiedoyle (May 20, 2013 11:02PM)
These are amazing ideas!
Message: Posted by: Danny Kazam (May 27, 2013 02:36PM)
Take the idea of a jumbo coloring book from Danny Orleans's 3 dvd set, purchase a jumbo Christian themed coloring book from online. Show all the uncolored pages and talk about how that's like our lives without Jesus. Talk about how we think we can live without Jesus, and that we can do things on our own, then show the scribbly colored pages and mention that even though we can do things without God, we usually just mess things up. Talk about trusting Jesus, and how Jesus can take all our mistakes and bring real meaning to our lives, then show pictures all colored in beautifully.

Put more emphasize in the patter I just shared. I quickly wrote the patter to give you the basic idea.