The beautiful words of The Lord’s Prayer come to life with gorgeous illustrations by Richard Jesse Watson in this partner picture book to Psalm 23.
Bestselling illustrator Richard Jesse Watson brings to life the iconic The Lord’s Prayer. Watson’s use of vibrant color and detailed imagery beautifully capture the essence of the loving words of Our Lord as he teaches us to pray to his Father and brings the King James Version of this prayer alive for readers young and old.
The Lord’s Prayer:
Features the psalm from the traditional King James Version of the Holy BiblePerfect for gift givingStunning front cover with foil accents and embossing
Watson and Warren's complementary visual and textual interpretations of the familiar Christian prayer provide a welcome devotional resource for parents and children. Against full-bleed paintings, Watson (The Legend of Saint Christopher) offers images of childhood's stages, beginning with a picture suggestive of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam here, a baby's hand clasps a much larger one against a golden orb of rays and swirls. Ensuing illustrations offer multiethnic depictions of infants, toddlers, and children, sometimes in solitary moments, sometimes joining with creatures young and old, great and small, in celebration. An illustration that accompanies "forgive us our debts" features two siblings who may have fought over a teddy bear, while an image of children playing on a great tree by the sea illustrates "For thine is the kingdom." Warren's introduction tells parents that children "have much to teach us about prayer," while his end-of-book commentary explicating the prayer addresses children; under the "kingdom" image it reads, "I am part of God's family, which will last forever and ever!" This spirited rendition should have wide appeal. Ages 4 7.