From the creators of the award-winning, best-selling Jesus Storybook Bible, (my favorite Bible in the whole world, and if you haven’t read it, you really should) comes a beautiful little book, with the simplest of titles: Found. In fact, this book contains barely 100 words, which just goes to show that the shortest of titles and the minimum amount of words truly can add up to something beautiful.
In this lovely little board book, written for young children, Sally Lloyd-Jones paraphrases Psalm 23 as only she can. Her words are simple, but powerful:
God is my Shepherd.
And I am his little lamb.
He feeds me.
He guides me.
He looks after me.
I have everything I need.
Inside, my heart is very quiet.
As quiet as lying still
in soft green grass
in a meadow by a little stream…
Don’t you just want to keep reading?
The wonderful illustrations by the talented Jago complement the text perfectly. I mean, just look at the way that shepherd is looking at his little sheep! And even though this book is all about that little lamb who goes missing, I’m so glad they didn’t name it Lost. Because that single word, Found, conjures up, for me, at least, all that is good about God, our Shepherd. We are sought after, found, known, loved, held by the One who never gives up on us.
It should come as no surprise that I give Found a resounding five stars.