The Lord’s Prayer

Rick Warren (Author) | Richard Jesse Watson (Illustrator)

This iconic prayer is paired with flowing illustrations by award-winning artist Richard Jesse Watson and thoughtful insights by bestselling author Rick Warren, resulting in a book that rejuvenates the familiar prayer for a younger audience.



This book lays out The Lord’s Prayer in bite-sized bits for very young children. On each page, there’s a phrase of the prayer and a tiny explanation by Rick Warren. It’s quite well-done and is written in a very child-friendly way. I’d definitely recommend this as a bedtime book. It would provide a lovely wind-down for small children, and it’s a great bedtime prayer as well.


Richard Jesse Watson is an award-winning artist, and it’s easy to see why. Each page is filled with a beautiful, peaceful illustration of the text.


Very pretty, and it appeals to my sensibilities as a designer. I love the watermark text scrolling across the cover on this one. It’s just so lovely. My only complaint would be that it’s not a very “fun” cover for kids. It’s not the kind of cover that will entice a kid to pull this book off the shelf. There’s another version of this book with a lion on the cover (see below) that I think would appeal to kids more.



About the Author

Dr. Rick Warren is pastor, author, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist.  His book The Purpose driven Life has been called the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history by Publishers Weekly, having sold more than 32 million copies.  Warren founded Saddleback Church in 1980 with his wife, Kay.  In addition to a 120-acre campus in Lake Forest, CA, the church has ten satellite campuses in Southern California and three international campuses.

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