The books are roughly 5" x 8".
Bible Study: There are four main sessions that include scripture from The Message Bible, devotional thoughts by Eugene Peterson, questions for discussion, and a prayer. Coloring pages are woven throughout the session. There are also notes at the end of the book to guide someone in how to effectively lead the study.
Why include coloring pages? The author says "the act of coloring will help your orienting response, the brain function that allows you to filter out background distractions and attend to the matter at hand...By coloring as you engage in this Bible study, you'll be more attentive to what the Scriptures have to teach you." It gives your hands something to do while your mind is meditating on the Word.
What to color with? You could use colored pencils, but only if they are very sharp. Many designs have very tight spaces. (Some examples are shown below). I tried using gel pens, and they work well. The pages are thick enough that the ink does not bleed through the paper. However, if the ink is still wet when you turn the page, it can transfer to the following page. This could create a problem if you are coloring bits of multiple pages in a short amount of time.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review.