Through this powerful series of isllustrations, artist Tim Ladwig delivers the inspirational message of hope and rebirth found in the Twenty-Third Psalm. The words of the psalm, now thousands of years old, seem even more relevant today against the rich backdrop of the inner city.
Ladwig, who has ministered in Wichita, Newark, and South Central Los Angeles with World Impact (an inner-city Christian mission organization), uses vivid urban images to renew the psalm's spiritual promise. He shows us the power of that promise for a young brother and sister who live in an embattled neighborhood, yet are able to embrace the safe haven of their home and loving extended family-a truly compelling contemporary tale.
"Psalm Twenty-Three is familiar to almost everyone," says Ladwig, "but because it is so familiar, we don't enter into its beautiful truth: the Lord's care and presence are real no matter who or where we are."
By giving this psalm a voice in a contemporary setting, Ladwig brings this truth to dramatic life-and makes us realize that the psalm speaks to all of us, in all times and places.
Psalm Twenty-Three was originally published in 1993; we are pleased to reintroduce it now. This edition has been completely redesigned, but retains all of Ladwig's original art work-and all the power of his vision.