October 23, 2016

The Lord's Prayer, commentary by Rick Warren

Each page of this beautiful picture book has a small portion of the Lord's Prayer with a brief commentary by Rick Warren and a short, one sentence prayer.  Its full title is "The Lord's Prayer Words of Hope and Happiness".  It was illustrated by Richard Jesse Watson.

Book's description:
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.

Suggested age range is 4-8 years old for this hardback book, but you can stretch it down to 3 and I read it to my 11 year old, who wants to know why I keep reading him "kids' books".  So, the 8 year old upper limit is probably about right. :)

I like that this is a larger book so you can enjoy the detailed illustrations, and I also liked that it comes with a dust jacket, because I can see this being a favorite handed down to grandchildren.  There is an introduction for the parents, which basically says it is our responsibility to not only teach the child to pray, but to pray with him.  Hence, this book.  The Bible passage as a whole is printed at the end with a brief word about prayer that can be read to the child.   I would love to have several copies of this book for gifts, as it is appropriate for many occasions - Christmas, baby showers, or birthdays.

Here are some more views of the inside.  I apologize for my busy table cloth in the background!

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