The Lord's Prayer
On Sale: 2011-01-26
With scripture from the King James Version, paired with gorgeous, contemporary illustrations by award-winning illustrator, Richard Jesse Waston and thoughtful insights from bestselling author, Rick Warren, this book will help make the Lord's Prayer real to young readers.
About the Book
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” The Lord’s Prayer pulses with new life through the exquisite illustrations of award-winning artist Richard Jesse Watson, and simple, yet insightful commentary by bestselling author Rick Warren. Watson’s use of vibrant color and detailed imagery beautifully captures the essence of Jesus’ words to his disciples, and Warren’s thoughtful words help make the King James Version of this prayer come alive for readers young and old.
Warren, author of the mega-bestseller The Purpose Driven Life (2002), and Watson join forces for a thoughtful and visually appealing introduction to the Protestant version of the Lord's Prayer (with forgiveness for debts, not trespasses).
Each line of the prayer serves as the text for a double-page spread with an illustration of a child (or several children) relating to that phrase in some imaginative way. For 'give us this day our daily bread,' a little boy feeds a flock of birds in a readily obvious choice of illustration, but for 'as it is in heaven,' a line of joyous children and animals (including a lion and a lamb) skip along in a procession into a mysterious swath of swirling stars and streaks of sunshine. The illustration for 'lead us not into temptation' is inspired, showing the image of a solemn-faced boy in a mirror against a dark background lit by a single candle. The final pages include smaller reproductions of each page with short commentary by Warren to help explain the meaning of each phrase of the prayer. Watson's light-filled, expressive paintings bring the famous prayer into focus for younger children with greater accessibility than any other currently available edition.
Both highly useful and beautiful---an unusual and welcome combination.
- Imprint: Zonderkidz
- On Sale: 2011-01-26
- Pages: 40
- Publisher: Zonderkidz
- Series: Illustrated Scripture
- Publication Date: 2011-01-26
- Trim Size: 222.000mm x 286.000mm x 11.000mm
- Weight: 453.000gr