Found: A Book Review

foundFrom 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.

The only explanation must be that when you put author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrator Jago in the same room, then magic happens.

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.


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Found: A Book Review — 7 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this beautiful book with us–so simple yet so powerful! Yes–we are FOUND by the Good Shepherd!

  2. I just ordered this book as well as The Jesus Storybook Bible after reading this review. I anticipate using them with my grandchildren and in children’s ministry. Thanks for the great review and recommendation.

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