In this follow-up to his bestselling children’s book, The Lord’s Prayer, illustrator Richard Jesse Watson brings to life the beloved Psalm 23. Watson’s use of vibrant color and detailed imagery beautifully captures the essence of the comforting words of David, bringing the King James Version of Psalm 23 alive for readers young and old.
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
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Simply the 23rd Psalm in a board book format. The page by page sections of the verse are accompanied by beautiful illustrations making it pleasant to read and to view. It’s a good way for older kids to memorize the verse. The illustrations are colorful, detailed, adult friendly. The last page of the book is the entire verse (psalm 23). It’s sure to become a favorite.
This is a beautiful keepsake book that I bought for my pastor's triplets and another baby boy. The illustrations are magnificent. This book can be cherished for years to come.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” – such a profound statement as well as the beginning to perhaps the most recognized psalm from the Bible, Psalm 23. In this new book, famed spiritual artist Richard Jesse Watson brings the words of the Lord to life for young children in a beautiful and stirring way. This brief psalm works quite well for a children’s book, with one short, descriptive line per two-page spread. Of course, what sets books illustrated by Richard Jesse Watson apart from others is the amazing artwork that accompanies the text. The illustrations that bring the scripture to life in this book are bright, cheerful, and engaging. Even the lines, sometimes interpreted by adults as frightening, are soothing with Watson’s drawings. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,” is illuminated by a beautiful angel guiding two children and their lambs through the dark, her giant wings gently covering the youngsters. At the back of the book is a four-page spread with small versions of all the pictures, along with the portion of the psalm found on that page. A brief explanation for children and a one-line “Thank you, God, for…” next to each picture furthers the educational value of this book. Psalm 23 follows the best-selling The Lord’s Prayer that Waston did in collaboration with Rick Warren. I read/reviewed that book too (and truly enjoyed it) and must note that I believe Psalm 23 surpasses the first book both in beauty and depth of message. This is a book where each line of text meshes beautifully with a stunning illustration, and it should be placed in every Bible study classroom and home. Quill says: Beautiful, inspirational, and the perfect book for bedtime prayers. Every child should have this book on their nightstand!