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Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 1.00 X 1.00 X 1.00 (inches)
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 Lords 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.
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 Ricks Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute audio teaching, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com.
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 Illustrators Annual Exhibits. Richard and his wife, Susi, live in Port Townsend, Washington. Their children are following in his footsteps as writers and illustrators of childrens books. www.RichardJesseWatson.com
loreallepaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent way to teach children to pray!February 16, 2017loreallepaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I'm always so, so excited to take new books into my Sunday School class. The little ones get so excited when I pull a new book out of my bag!
I absolutely loved this book, and so did they! On one page, there is a verse from the Lords Prayer featured. On the next page, a child friendly description of what that verse means. It was a great way to break down The Lord's Prayer and explain it to them in a way they would understand.
The illustrations are fabulous. Richard Jesse Watson illustrated the book and let me tell you, they are beautiful. They made more relatable to kids. The little guys loved looking at the pictures and pointing out something new they saw in each one.
This book is definitely one I would recommend. It would be a great asset in teaching little ones to pray! And would be a fabulous addition to any classroom.
This book was provided to me free of charge by Book Look in return for my honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Fitzysmom5 Stars Out Of 5Review from Rambles of a SAHMJanuary 5, 2017FitzysmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love the simplicity of a small child's prayer. There's no hesitation and worry of using the right words. They don't worry about Thees and Thous they just lay out their requests and rightly assume that God hears them and will answer.
When Jesus taught His disciples the Lord's Prayer He used that same simplicity. It is a wonderful example of how we should approach the Father and an easy template to teach our children. Rick Warren and Richard Jesse Watson have taken these timeless words and added beautiful illustrations and thoughts that will encourage you and your children to not only learn this portion of Scripture but to also apply it in all situations.
I like that The Lord's Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness is presented in this new board book format. This is definitely a book that will be read over and over in our house so durability in the hands of little ones counts!
I also appreciate the subtle way that Rick Warren puts the Scripture into repeatable segments and also includes a short thought on what that particular segment means. The King James Version is beautifully lyrical but often the verbiage is confusing to little ones (and sometimes adults). The illustrations are stunningly life-like and had us all mesmerized.
I heartily recommend this book to all families. If you are looking for a new way to help your kids learn the Lord's Prayer this book is a great resource.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
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