A Letter to Parents/Teachers

 Partridge Publishing

Dear parents/teachers,

My book Psalm 23 for Kids

Let me take this opportunity to share with you the joy of publishing Psalm 23 for Kids an illustrated picture book built around Psalm 23.

Psalm 23 is one of my favourite Psalms in the Bible, but I must admit that I did not truly understand the metaphor of a sheep and his shepherd. I did not quite understand this verse: “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want”. In fact, other verses in Psalm 23 were equally difficult to understand unless I put myself in the position of a sheep.

Imagine that, if grown-ups are having difficulty understanding this Psalm. How much more for kids? Do they understand it at all?

But the question is: Is it important for kids to understand Psalm 23?

With these questions in mind, I always wanted to share a story that would help children understand this beautiful Psalm and be able to experience what it means to be a sheep.

I began to craft a story with insight from readings and Bible studies. It all started with a boy who had turned into a sheep in his dreamland. His literal experience of “cast position (upside down)” in the story is something a child can definitely be able to identify with be it being read to (ages o to 5) or reading on their own (ages 6 to 9). The shepherd’s just-in-time rescue was quite an experience for David in the story.

David & Lily

Along the way, David met a “she sheep (Lily)” who befriended him. Their conversations and shared experience tell the readers about how a shepherd loves his sheep. A paraphrase version of Psalm 23 is also incorporated into the story.

Join Lily and David in their adventures to find out more!

I believe this is not just a book for children. If you’ve ever encountered difficulties reading Psalm 23, this book is for you too.

Lastly but not the least, I would like to get the books into the hands of the little ones, preparing them to receive the love of God before they grow up.

I believe this will be one early love experience with the LORD that will keep children on the right path for a long time.

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