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Courage, Dear Heart

A Coloring Book of Empowering Words from Inspirational Women

Ink & Willow

About Courage, Dear Heart

A coloring book based on the empowering words of inspirational women throughout history, from the team behind the bestselling and award-winning Whatever Is Lovely and Choose Joy

With beautiful illustrations, inspirational quotes, and brief biographies, Courage, Dear Heart invites women to find strength in their community and discover courage by stepping into the calling God has uniquely ordained for them. The empowering coloring pages feature original designs from talented female artists and quotes from inspiring women in both the past and the present.
Too often, women are made to believe they are “less than” when it comes to importance, worth, beauty, or ability. But this was never the message God intended them to receive. Rather, God has appointed us to purpose and strength and whispers words of courage and reassurance over us. We can be community-builders like Eve, warriors like Deborah, rescuers like Rahab, prophecy-fulfillers like Ruth, leaders like Esther, believers like Mary, teachers like Priscilla, prophetesses like Anna, and members of the great cloud of witnesses like so many of the women quoted in these pages.
Features include:
  • Large format 9.75" x 9.75" (25x25cm) perforated pages
  • 45 single-sided coloring pages
  • Quotes from the Bible, hymns, and a variety of inspirational women and speakers, such as Francine Rivers, Grace Cho, Julian of Norwich, Jennie Allen, Rosa Parks, Ruth Chou Simons, Corrie Ten Boom, and more
  • Illustrations by Holly Camp, Jennifer Tucker, Ann-Margret Hovsepian, Laura Marshall, and Bridget Hurley—all featured in Whatever Is Lovely and Choose Joy—as well as new artist Shannon Contreras
    Through the words in this coloring book, women will feel called to fulfill their own incredible purpose and mission—one of lifting their voices to make God’s kingdom known on earth, one of loving and encouraging their communities well, and one of empowering those around them to do the same.

    About Ink & Willow

    Ink & Willow products infuse contemplation and inspiration into the regular spiritual practice of creative-minded Christians, wherever they are in their faith journey. Each thoughtfully curated gift product is based in biblical truth and sparks a reminder of how God reveals beauty in the midst of our ordinary.

    Product Details

    96 pages | Published by Ink & Willow

    On Sale Date: Mar 7, 2023

    Trim Size: 9-3/4 x 9-3/4

    Carton Quantity: 20

    Press Release

    CONTACT: Elizabeth Groening, Publicity & Marketing Assistant,

    From Ink & Willow / On Sale March 7, 2023

    Ink & Willow’s Soothing New Coloring Book Invite Artists of All Ages to Be Inspired by Female Voices

    As a leader in the faith-based journal and coloring book categories, Ink & Willow continues to expand their line of bestselling products, including Whatever Is Lovely and Peace, Be Still. This spring, the blossoming line from Penguin Random House’s WaterBrook imprintis releasing a new culturally relevant product. With Courage, Dear Heart, a coloring book elevating the voices of women, Ink & Willow strives to provide opportunities for interactive inspiration and encouragement.

    “We are thrilled to continue our popular coloring book series with Courage, Dear Heart,” says Leslie Calhoun, associate editor of Ink & Willow. “This resource celebrates the value God places on women and encourages them to own their voices, abilities, and spheres of influence like so many female pioneers that have come before us.”

    Courage, Dear Heart: A Coloring Book of Empowering Words from Inspirational Women (3/7/23)
    Inspired by Aslan’s comforting words to Lucy in the Chronicles of Narnia, “Courage, Dear Heart,” this coloring book acts as an artistic reminder of God’s unique mission for women—to lift their voices and make His kingdom known on earth. With beautifully designed, removable pages adorned with the powerful words of inspirational women throughout history, such as Rosa Parks and Julian of Norwich, this coloring book is the perfect addition to women’s small groups. By coloring the words of inspiring female leaders, women will discover their own confidence and find new ways to connect deeper with the women in their lives.

    For more information or review copies, contact Elizabeth Groening at

    Contact Publicist

    Elizabeth Groening,