The Lord's Prayer made especially for kids! Featuring commentary by Rick Warren, and accompanied by vivid illustrations by award-winning artist Richard Jesse Watson, this book will help to make the King James Version of this prayer come alive for readers young and old!
'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.
Rick Warren is often called 'America's most influential spiritual leader.' He and his wife, Kay, founded Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, which is now one of the largest and best-known churches in the world. He also wrote the #1 all-time bestselling hardcover book, The Purpose Driven Life. SPANISH BIO: Rick Warren es pastor, estratega global, teologo y filantropo. Los medios le llaman 'El lider espiritual mas influyente de America' y 'El pastor de America'. el y su esposa, Kay, fundaron la Iglesia Saddleback en California, una propiedad de 120 acres con mas de 300 ministerios comunitarios de ayuda a prisioneros, adictos y padres solteros, entre otros. Como estratega global, el Dr. Warren asesora a lideres en sectores publicos, privados y religiosos en temas de pobreza, salud, educacion, la fe en la cultura y desarrollo de liderazgo. Es invitado a dictar conferencias en congresos y agencias estatales como las Naciones Unidas y es catedratico en diferentes universidades. El Dr. Warren es autor de varios libros, incluyendo el exito de ventas Vida con Proposito.
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 Illustrator's Annual Exhibits. Richard and his wife, Susi, live in Port Townsend, Washington. Their children are following in his footsteps as writers and illustrators of children's books. www.RichardJesseWatson.com
The Lord's Prayer by Richard Jesse Watson features a concise one-page commentary by Rev. Rick Warren in which he points out that children's prayers are enjoyed by the Lord because they are honest, open, full of high expectations, and spoken in unpretentious language. There is a parallel to this in the Lord's Prayer in that it, too, is functional, direct, humble, and filled with praise. As such, Watson and Warren both feel that teaching young children how to pray and understand the Lord's Prayer is a wonderful way to initiate a maturing relationship between the child and the Master. To that end, Watson has created a children's picture book that uses only the Lord's Prayer for its text, yet provides a vast array of his oil paintings, watercolors, and pen and pencil drawings to reveal to youngsters the immense range of God's creativity and the great depth of His love for us.
At the back of the book is a collection of miniature versions of each of the full-page works of art found in the book, under which is a line from the Lord's prayer and two sentences explaining its meaning, such as "Give us this day our daily bread: God has promised to take care of all my needs. So, I will trust him and not worry." Some of the book's pages feature very simple drawings, such as a pencil sketch of a young boy lying on his bed with his chin in his hands, relaxing and daydreaming. However, other pages offer detailed paintings of vivid portrayals of children, geese, bison, lions, rabbits, pigs, wolves, frogs, and mice all frolicking together and living at peace in God's kingdom. The artwork is diverse and eye catching, as well as completely appropriate for each section of the prayer it is being visually reflective of.
This is a lovely and effective book that children ages 3 - 8 will relate to readily. Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
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. -- Kirkus Reviews