Your children may know of the psalms, but with WonderFull by best-selling author Marty Machowski, young readers learn to use the whole book of the Psalms to pray, worship, and find help through the challenges life is certain to bring.
Oliver and his grandfather spend days sitting in front of an old Oak tree, reading through the book of Psalms together. As Oliver’s curiosity about God evolves into a deep and abiding faith, his grandfather continues to read to him and pray with him, discovering together the beauty of the Psalms.
Even when Oliver’s grandpa is no longer able to read with him, Oliver continues to cherish the Psalms—especially in times of trial—and he imagines what it will be like to see God face to face and his grandfather again in heaven.
Ancient psalms are made ever new in this beautifully designed children’s book, and kids will grow to love and appreciate this book of the Bible.
As a best-selling author to numerous books and curricula for kids, Marty Machowski draws on over thirty years of experience as a pastor to provide Scripture-based truth and hope for young readers.
Machowski doesn’t just help kids become familiar with the psalms. He helps them apply what they are learning to their own lives, which is a gift that will continue to deepen their walk with Christ as they grow older.
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over thirty years. He is the author of The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, Old Story New, the Gospel Story Curriculum, the Prepare Him Room advent devotional and curriculum, Wise Up family devotional and curriculum, Listen Up family devotional and curriculum, Dragon Seed, The Ology, Don’t Blame the Mud, Parenting First Aid, Parenting First Aid Study Guide, and WonderFull. He and his wife, Lois, have six children and two grandchildren, and they reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Andy McGuire is a writer, illustrator, and editor. He illustrated the book, The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New authored by Marty Machowski. Andy lives in Minnesota with his wife, Becky, and their two children, Charlie and Jane.
“The Psalms are the heart of the Bible and pulse with the living heartbeat of God’s faithfulness. How precious is a book like this that teaches children to know and love the Psalms for the way they point us to Christ! WonderFull is tenderly written and beautifully illustrated, and will be a delight for grandparents and parents to share with their dear little ones.” - Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
“In WonderFull, Marty Machowski skillfully presents the whole of the Psalter for a child’s easy access, with Christ himself appearing naturally as the overarching theme. As a bonus blessing, the illustrations are lovely to look at. I highly recommended this book for readers of all ages.” - Palmer Robertson, Executive Director, Consummation Ministries; former director, African Bible University, Kampala, Uganda; author of The Flow of the Psalms, The Structure of the Psalter, and Psalms in Congregational Celebration
“Martin Luther called the book of Psalms ‘a little Bible, and the summary of the Old Testament,’ while John Calvin caught the spirit of the book when he said it was a ‘mirror of the soul.’ In WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New, Marty Machowski beautifully describes the Psalms in such a way that it will appeal to children’s minds and hearts, while Andy McGuire provides compelling illustrations. Children and parents alike will learn and grow by reading this illuminating book.” - Tremper Longman III, Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
“This delightful, beautifully illustrated book not only helps children learn the Psalms, it shows them how to apply them to their own lives. It tenderly guides them to consider God’s Word for their own hearts and lovingly points them to Christ throughout. WonderFull is an easy-to-use, months-long resource for family worship or a winsome choice to read with an individual child.” - Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY; author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Praying the Bible, and Family Worship
“Here’s what you’ll get when you read Marty Machowski’s WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New: Christ-exalting gospel truth, pastoral wisdom, theologically-rooted reflections, and grand visions of the greatness and goodness of God, all in a way that kids can understand. It’s remarkable. Marty will help deepen your passion to apply these God-breathed songs to your life and lead you to a more satisfying knowledge of the gracious Redeemer behind them.” - Bob Kauflin, Director of Sovereign Grace Music
“WonderFull is a valuable resource for guiding children in how to relate, pray through, and apply the Psalms to their everyday lives. Sprinkled with fun and charm, this beautiful blend of intriguing illustrations and simple commentary will usher young hearts into an intimate, life-changing relationship with God. I highly recommend this gem of a book!” - Ginger Hubbard, Author of Don’t Make Me Count to Three and I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!
“The Psalms are an amazing spring of comfort to the soul. They express and align with the inner workings of the human soul. WonderFull helps readers of all ages experience this divine gift as it was intended. The beautiful illustrations also reflect the soothing nature of the Psalms and help set the reader in a state of gentle reflection. Questions and insights guide the reflections to bring about genuine life transformation.This is truly an heirloom book to be read and passed down for generations.” - Curtis Solomon, Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition