Other Editions: HardcoverOur Father in Heaven,
Hallowed by your name. . .
The beloved words of The Lord's Prayer
serve as the text for this remarkable book, in which Tim Ladwig illustrates how the words of this ancient prayer can have real meaning in our lives today.
In Tim's paintings, a young girl and her father spend a day together helping an elderly neighbor. The love and guidance the child experiences in her relationship with her dad reflect the heart and will of our Heavenly Father in concrete ways children of all ages will understand.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Booklist, Top Ten Religion Books for Youth (2001)
Washington Post Book World
"Applying pastels and acrylic glazes to watercolors, Ladwig uses the prayer to illustrate the story of a little girl who joins her father in repairing an elderly neighbor's house. The illustrator of such similarly themed books as Psalm Twenty-Three and Morning Has Broken, Ladwig excels in the little details that both echo and confirm his book's message. . . . Ladwig proves that a deftly executed illustration drives a point home as effectively as words — even when the words are as eloquent as those in the Lord's Prayer."
The Bloomsbury Review
"With no exposition or dialogue Tim Ladwig weaves ‘The Lord's Prayer' into a touching story about a young girl and her father spending the day together. They help an elderly woman repair her home and together find the true meaning of giving and love. The most amazing thing about The Lord's Prayer is that the story is told through illustrations alone. And these are some of the most beautiful illustrations I've ever seen. This book is an excellent addition to any child's bookshelf."
"Full-page watercolor, pastel, and acrylic paintings, burnished to a bronze glow, illustrate this slightly simplified version of the Lord's Prayer. . . . The paintings use light, shading, and detail brilliantly. We see the broken pickets, the overgrown grass, and the opened clasp on the medallion; we see the father's muscled, brown arms and the girl's tight braids with their cheery, candy-colored ties. Rendered with clarity, simplicity, and not a trace of saccharine preaching, this illumination of an old Christian prayer will have a wide audience."
"With incredible ability and clarity, the illustrations paint a subtle yet obvious picture of the deep meaning of the words ‘Our Father in heaven.&rsquo . . . You'll want to get this, read it, and then give it (or buy another one) as a donation to your school, church, or public library."