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Through this powerful series of illustrations, artist Tim Ladwig delivers the inspirational message of hope and rebirth found in the Twenty-Third Psalm. The words of the psalm, now thousands of years old, seem even more relevant today against the rich backdrop of the inner city.
Ladwig, who has ministered in Wichita, Newark, and South Central Los Angeles with World Impact (an inner-city Christian mission organization), uses vivid urban images to renew the Psalm's spiritual promise. He shows us the power of that promise for a young brother and sister who live in an embattled neighborhood, yet are able to embrace the safe haven of their home and loving extended family--a truly compelling contemporary tale.
"Psalm Twenty-Three is familiar to almost everyone," says Ladwig, "but because it is so familiar, we don't enter into its beautiful truth: the Lord's care and presence are real no matter who or where we are."
By giving this psalm a voice in contemporary setting, Ladwig brings this truth to dramatic life--and makes us realize that the psalm speaks to all of us, in all times and places. Originally published in 1993, Psalm Twenty-Three is now in a new edition. It is redesigned, but it still retains all of Ladwig's original art work--and all the power of his vision. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1997
|Dimensions: 9 X 10 (inches)|
Booklist, Top Ten Religion Books for Youth
Parent's Guide to Children's Media, Award
Parent Council, Ltd., Selected as Outstanding
"Ladwig's beautiful illustrations depict God's grace in the day-to-day activities of the members of a loving African-American family amid the ever-present dangers of an inner-city neighborhood."
"Tim Ladwig's colorful, thought-provoking illustrations evoke new contemporary images and show Psalm 23 as fresh and relevant in today's world. This book brings a powerful message of hope, faith, and comfort into a new setting."
"This lovely, reassuring book makes visible the idea of community, good people acting together to make a safe place for the young."
"A beautiful book."