Christian Labyrinths

A Celtic Coloring Book
Author: Daniel Mitsui
Illustrated by: Daniel Mitsui

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Format: Booklet

Publication date: August 11, 2017


Color your way through intricately detailed labyrinths to discover the spiritual richness within. As you color, you will reveal prayers and verses hidden in the Celtic patterns. Acclaimed artist Daniel Mitsui draws on such medieval manuscripts as the Book of Kells to create thirty original coloring pages that will help you contemplate your faith and grow closer to Christ.

In his third and most ambitious adult coloring book, Mitsui creates illustrations inspired by medieval manuscripts such as the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. This Celtic style is characterized by intricate knot or spiral decorations and highly stylized calligraphy. Also fascinated by the tile labyrinths decorating the floors of medieval churches, Mitsui combines these two popular genres into beautifully detailed coloring pages.

Christian Labyrinths features three types of artwork, each offering a unique meditative experience:

  • Labyrinths pages portray Biblical scenes surrounded and connected by paths made up of interconnected knots and spirals.
  • “Carpet” pages feature richly detailed patterns forming traditional Christian shapes.
  • Cryptogram pages contain hidden messages in the design that are revealed when color fills them.

Following the practice of great monastic scribe Eadfrith of Lindisfarne, Mitsui has included a single, small, deliberate mistake on each page of the book, providing an extra level of challenge and interest to coloring enthusiasts.

Product Details

Pages: 64

Trim size: 9 x 12 inches

ISBN: 9781594715396

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A master of his craft.”

    “Daniel Mitsui is a master of his craft, illuminating manuscripts with the same skill and attention to detail as the great medieval artists. It is at once traditional and freshly contemporary, a combination that makes it truly unique.”

    Sam Guzman
    The Catholic Gentleman

  • “Rooted in timeless ideals.”

    “Daniel Mitsui’s images offer something new while remaining rooted in timeless ideals.”

    Zoe Romanowsky
    Catholic writer, blogger, and lifestyle editor at Aleteia

  • “Beautiful renderings.”

    “Daniel Mitsui's beautiful renderings are sure to inspire the mystic artist hidden inside all who use this inspiring coloring book.”

    Mickey McGrath, O.S.F.S.
    Author of Good St. John XXIII

  • “Beautiful and inspiring.”

    “Adult coloring books can be a powerful portal into creative meditation. These images are beautiful as well as inspiring, inviting you to ponder their themes through both inner reflection and active illumination.”

    Christine Valters Paintner
    Author of Illuminating the Way

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