Monday, November 28, 2016

Rick Warren's The Lord's Prayer - A Review

The Lord’s Prayer

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Author: Rick Warren
Illustrator: Richard Jesse Watson

A Review

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:

  1. A line (or phrase) from the Lord’s prayer
  2. An illustration working off the theme found in the quoted phrase
  3. A four (or so) line commentary responding to the quoted phrase
  4. 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.

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