Wednesday, October 05, 2005
A Review: "Bless the Lord" - Illustrated by Johannah Bluedorn
In a word - BEAUTIFUL. The latest book from self-taught illustrator and author Johannah Bluedorn is a wonderful bit of whimsy wrapped around some of the most compelling words in Scripture. Using the text of the familiar Psalm 103 - "Bless the Lord - she creates a world of wonder and imagination that draws the reader into the words. A mixture of Victorian and country style, Bluedorn invokes an earlier age of innocence and simplicity.
A true cross-generational treasure, my son and his grandmother were both caught up in the intricate illustrations that lovingly enveloped the words. In a day when the often explosive images of TV captivate our children's minds, this book is a return to the quiet habit of sitting together and soaking in another time and place.
I highly recommend this book for young and old.
(I received this book in my role as reviewer for Mind and Media, but that in no way has influenced my recommendation of this great book.)