Psalms for Young Children  -     By: Marie-Helene Delval
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Psalms for Young Children

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2008 / Hardcover

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Joy, wonder, sadness, regret--the psalms display the full richness of our emotions. In Psalms for Young Children, children can also express their feelings to God. Combining simple yet powerful images with equally simple but powerful text, this gentle collection paraphrases the Psalms so young readers can experience different emotions toward God. For example, Psalm 18 becomes "God is like a warm, dry place during a storm. He protects me from things that might hurt me." Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 88
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.13 X 8.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0802853226
ISBN-13: 9780802853226
UPC: 9780802853226
Availability: In Stock

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The Psalms describe a whole range of emotions, from joy and wonder to sadness and regret. This collection of Psalms, paraphrased for young readers, uses simple yet powerful imagery to help children express their feelings.

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  1. Lill
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    It is simple and still gets children atention.
    September 3, 2011
    Lill
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    This book gives parents a starting point of telling their children about GOD, about what an important part of our lives he is.

    Children are able to relate to the word of God in a personal way they can understand.
  2. Cassandra
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 27, 2010
    Cassandra
    When I saw Psalms for Young Children, I new it was going to be a favorite for my 4 and 7 year old! We love this book for several reasons. This book has helped my children to express feelings of sadness, fear, love, and joy. When they are reading, I see a sense of peace and comfort come over them. The Psalms are paraphrased in a very child-friendly way, with a large easy to read font (great for early readers). Each page has a full -page colorful painting, which will inspire your child to also want to make a picture for God. This book has inspired us so much, that we now wake-up each morning and write our own psalms for God! Praise God for this book, it has been a true blessing. I recommend Psalms for Young Children, for all ages. It's never too early to start reading your children books from the bible.
  3. Kristina
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    August 18, 2008
    Kristina
    The idea behind Psalms for Young Children is an excellent one. Author Marie Helene Delval hand-picked 40 Psalms and paraphrased them in simple words young children can easily understand. She was careful to choose Psalms on topics children can relate to, but never dilutes the powerful emotions found in the original biblical text. For example, here is her paraphrase of Psalm 4: "God, when I'm in my bed at night, I think about you. And then I'm not scared of anything. I can fall asleep quietly and in peace." And Psalm 51: "When I do something wrong, forgive me, God. I want to feel like I've just been washed in clean water. I want to be like brand-new snow. I feel so happy when you forgive me." And Psalm 69: "When I am sad, it feels like I'm underwater, like I'm stuck in the mud, or at the bottom of a dark hole. Pull me from this dark place, God! Save me! I need your help!"What I Like: The concept is a good one; Psalms are out of reach for most younger children, but Delval does a great job making the ups and downs of the Psalms relatable for kids. I also appreciate that children of many ethniticities are depicted.What I Dislike: The illustrations by Arno. The overall style does not appeal to me; the illustrations are crude in their rendering. Too, they often rely on fantasy, so that when I'm reading Psalm 51 to my daughter, for example, she's too busy asking what the child in the picture is doing laying on top of the very large flower to really pay attention to the Psalm. In other words, the illustrations detract from, rather than enhance, the text. Overall Rating: Good.Kristina Seleshanko, Managing Editor of Christian Children's Book Review ( CCBReview at blogspot dot com )
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