Beautiful, bright and detailed illustrations by Richard Jesse Watson accompany the words of the Lord’s Prayer. Scenes from everyday life, using realistic images of children (in some cases friends and relatives of the artist served as models) are appealing and an aid to worshipful meditation.
In his introduction, Rick Warren stresses the responsibility we have as parents, to teach our children to pray. However, they can also teach us.
“And (Jesus) said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
The prayers of children are straightforward, bold and unselfconscious. It is Warren’s hope that the book will become a meaningful tradition for children and parents, as they study and pray together.
At the end, Warren dissects each segment of the prayer, explaining the meaning in simple terms that youngsters can understand.
VERDICT: 5 STARS. Make this one part of a bedtime routine!
For more reviews of books for children see:
The Princess and the Three Knights by Karen Kingsbury–Book Review
Great and Small Easter by B&H Kids Editorial Staff — Book Review
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