Dimensions: 40 pages, 11.5 × 9.25 × 0.45 in
Published: January 28, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0310710863
ISBN - 13: 9780310710868
About the Book
With scripture from the King James Version, paired with gorgeous, contemporary illustrations by award-winning illustrator Watson and thoughtful insights from bestselling author Warren, this book will help make the Lord's Prayer real to young readers.
From the Publisher
ÔOur Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.ÖThe LordÆs 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. WatsonÆs use of vibrant color and detailed imagery beautifully captures the essence of JesusÆ words to his disciples, and WarrenÆs thoughtful words help make the King James Version of this prayer come alive for readers young and old.
About the Author
Rick Warren is often called "America's most influential spiritual leader." He founded Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, which is now one of the largest and best-known churches in the world. He also founded the Purpose Driven Movement, a network of tens of thousands of churches from all denominations in 160 countries. He has trained over 350,000 pastors worldwide. Calling him a "spiritual entrepreneur," Forbes magazine said, "If Warren's ministry was a business it would be compared with Dell, Google, or Starbucks in impact." Rick and Kay Warren give away 90 percent of the profits from their books to charitable causes, including their global P.E.A.C.E. plan and Acts of Mercy, which services those infected with and affected by AIDS.
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 beautifulÙan unusual and welcome combination.— Kirkus Reviews