This iconic prayer is paired with flowing illustrations by award-winning artist Richard Jesse Watson and thoughtful insights by bestselling author Rick Warren, resulting in a book that rejuvenates the familiar prayer for a younger audience. Using poetic scripture from the King James Version, The Lord’s Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness helps familiarize children with real biblical text while also presenting contemporary illustrations and insightful words that make this beautiful prayer come alive.
|Contributor(s)||Rick Warren , Richard Jesse Watson|
|About the Contributor(s)||Rick Warren
As founding pastor of Saddleback Church with his wife, Kay, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life has been called the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history by Publishers Weekly, having sold more than 33 million copies. As a theologian, he has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Judaism, and dozens of universities and seminaries. As a global strategist he advises world leaders and has spoken to the United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and numerous parliaments. Rick has also founded the Global PEACE Plan, which Plants churches of reconciliation, Equips leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries. You can listen to Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute audio teaching, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com.
Richard Jesse Watson
Richard Jesse Watson has been making books for children since 1984. He collaborated with Ruth Bell Graham on One Wintry Night, and his version of The Night Before Christmas was a New York Times bestseller. Watson won the Golden Kite Award for his picture book, Tom Thumb, and his illustrations have also been selected for the Society of Illustrator’s Annual Exhibits. Richard and his wife, Susi, live in Port Townsend, Washington. Their children are following in his footsteps as writers and illustrators of children’s books. www.RichardJesseWatson.com
|Publish Date||Nov 1, 2016|
- Review by Tomi
The illustrations burst with bold text and a multi-cultural faces amidst a variety of watercolor backgrounds. A beautifully written reflection that expounds on the familiar prayer in a hardbound book. (Posted on 1/17/2017)
- Review by The IE Mommy
It is a board book so even the smallest of hands can handle this book easily and enjoy the message written just for them.
I love the way that the book is written. It recites the Lords prayer line by line. Each line is then explained in terms kids can understand so it really brings it down to their level. There is also a message of thanks on each page relating to that particular passage.
My kids really related to and understood this book and I think they felt relieved to have The Lord's Prayer simplified for them. It's no longer something they feel is over their level of understanding.
The illustrations are beautifully done and are simple so their message is clear without getting lost in complex details. This book would make a wonderful gift for kids this year, giving them the gift of understanding! (Posted on 11/22/2016)
- Review by PENNY