The Lord’s Prayer
Author: Rick Warren
Illustrator: Richard Jesse Watson
It was probably not the first prayer I ever learned, but it was one of the first that I memorized. Rick Warren has written a nice and simple commentary on this most famous of prayers uttered by Jesus. Each entry is composed of four parts:
- A line (or phrase) from the Lord’s prayer
- An illustration working off the theme found in the quoted phrase
- A four (or so) line commentary responding to the quoted phrase
- A simple prayer echoing the phrase and commentary
The illustrations are colorful and gripping. They will hold a child’s (and maybe the parent’s) attention. The commentary is not particularly deep; but because the book is written for a the 4-8 year old child, I would not expect an in depth exploration of the Lord’s Prayer. However, I expect both the parent and the child would find the entire presentation to an encouraging addition to their spiritual walk - regardless of their physical or spiritual age.
This book belongs in the preschool section of the church library and in the homes of preschoolers and beginning readers. It would make a great Christmas or birthday gift - I would say a stocking stuffer, except the 12”x18” size means it will not fit into most stockings.
This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.