Review of Psalm 23 Illustrated
Reading Level: Leisure
This year our family journey is set to include learning the 23rd Psalm, broken apart into 12 monthly phrases. What a treat it has been to include illustrator Richard Jesse Watson’s gorgeously illuminated King James Version of Psalm 23 into our scripture memorization!
Beautifully lifelike and yet whimsical, each page brings alive the comforts, fears, and landscapes depicted in the Psalm. With a lamb to be found on each page, Watson also includes children in the drawings, weaving the Psalm’s imagery together with common interpretations. Astounding in impact, the beloved words of Psalm 23 find amazing depiction in Watson’s pictures. Not enough can be said about how arresting, vivid, and stirring these illustrations truly are – both of our children (ages 3 & nearly 2) were captivated from the cover alone.
As a board book, this title can be loved and cherished by any age child. Which it most definitely will be! It is also an unlooked for, but highly exciting tool in assisting with the memorization of this Psalm. With how regularly we might be reading this King James Version of Psalm 23, our timetable of hiding it in our children’s hearts may prove drastically diminished!
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