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Bless the Lord

Bless the Lord

Illustrated by Eileen Ryan Ewen

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Introduce children to the beauty of praying Scripture through this song featured in the ancient Liturgy of the Hours. The charming illustrations will help young children engage in worship and encounter the goodness of God’s creation, which calls us all to bless the Lord!     

This colorful board book for babies and toddlers features the Canticle of the Three Children found in the book of Daniel (3:57–88, 56) and welcomes the youngest members of the family to join in prayer at home or at church.

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Publisher: Word on Fire Votive
ISBN: 978-1-68578-986-2
Binding: Board Book
Page count: 26
Dimensions: 10 x 8
Language: English
Release date: Nov 01, 2023
Age Range: 1 - 5
Thickness: 0.6 (in)
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About the Illustrator

Eileen Ryan Ewen is a freelance artist with a background in Fine Art and Creative Writing. She uses traditional mediums such as watercolor, ink, and gouache to make characters and worlds come to life on paper. Eileen has had the privilege of illustrating many picture books that range from whimsical fiction to historical nonfiction. She lives and works in Cleveland Heights, OH, with her husband, four children, and three cats.

What People are Saying

“This book will awaken the interest of and bless both the children to whom it is read and the adults who read and explain it to their children. For the first, it will be a charming and engaging introduction to biblical prayer; for the second, it will be welcome to read to their children a book with rich biblical content—and is likely to stir their own interest in biblical prayer.”

— Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, author of A Layman’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours

“We are always looking for ways to incorporate prayer into our daily living, and this book is a great way to engage our kids and to teach them one of the oldest and most beautiful canticles in our Church. Our kids love this canticle, and the beautiful imagery in these pages will deepen their prayer and certainly take root in their hearts forever. It’s also a great entry point for the Liturgy of the Hours!”

— Rachel Bulman, editor of With All Her Mind: A Call to the Intellectual Life

Bless the Lord is a delightful rendition of a timeless prayer. This whimsically illustrated tour of God’s creation will enthrall children for many bedtimes to come.”

— Alexi Sargeant, author of Saintly Creatures: 14 Tales of Animals and Their Holy Companions

Bless the Lord offers even the smallest of children a glimpse into what it means to see the world with Catholic eyes, recognizing that every thing and being in this world is loved by God and was made by him to reflect his glory. I can’t wait to share this sweet book, with its charming illustrations, with my own toddlers.”

— Emily Stimpson Chapman, author of Mary, Mother of All

“With incredible artwork, inspiring Scripture, and marvelous design, Bless the Lord by Eileen Ryan Ewen sets the standard for what a board book should be: memorable, interactive, and beautiful. Join your little ones in blessing the Lord!”

— Paul Rose, creator of Sing the Hours

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