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.
This is what people are saying about WonderFull
“The Psalms are the heart of the Bible and pulse with the living heartbeat of godliness. How precious is a book like this that teaches children to know and love the Psalms for the way they point us to Christ! Wonder Full is tenderly written and beautifully illustrated, and will be a delight for grandparents and parents to share with their dear little ones.”
Dr. Joel R. Beeke President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
“No other biblical book exposes the depths of the human heart and the beauty of the gospel quite like the Psalms. In this well-written and beautifully illustrated book, Marty Machowski helps the next generation understand the full range of human experience from a biblical framework and see how the Psalms point them to the hope they can have in Christ. Highly recommended!”
Matthew S. Harmon Professor of New Testament Studies, Grace College and Theological Seminary
“In WonderFull, Marty Machowski opens up the treasure box of the Psalms and shines a light on the gems inside. It’s a book you’ll read frequently with your children and then someday, you’ll certainly want to open it again and teach your grandkids to pray.”
Drew Hill Pastor, award-winning author of Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel
“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!
“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
“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, PhD Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies Westmont College.
“WonderFull is a treasure map to help kids discover and delight in the Psalms, and ultimately, the glories of Christ. Marty combines a child-friendly narrative with beautiful illustrations and packs adult-level theology into a child-sized introduction. I predict WonderFull will spark in your children a life-long quest to study the Psalms.”
C.J. Mahaney Senior Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville
“Who would have thought the whole of the Book of Psalms could be made readily accessible to children young and old? Yet not only is the whole of the Psalter laid out for a child’s easy access. Christ himself appears naturally as the overarching theme. As a further bonus-blessing, the illustrations are lovely to look at. I highly recommended this book for readers of all ages. “
Palmer Robertson, Th.M, Th.D. Executive Director, Consummation Ministries
Formerly Director, African Bible University, Kampala, Uganda; Author, The Flow of the Psalms; The Structure of the Psalter; Psalms in Congregational Celebration
“The Book of Psalms has long been central to the life of Christ’s church. Here is a wonderful book that will help the psalms become central to the life of your family as well. Let the accessible commentary, thoughtful questions, and beautiful illustrations draw your family into the unified message of the greatest songbook ever written.”
Colin J. Smothers, PhD. Executive Director, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
“I love this book—a kid-friendly, gospel-focused guide to the songbook of the Bible! WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New made my heart sing, not only over beautiful truths about our Lord, but also that future generations might better learn and live the Psalms through this book.”
Champ Thornton Author of The Radical Book for Kids
“WonderFull doesn’t simply teach us about the Psalms, it teaches us how to use them. Machowski shows readers of all ages how to read, study, meditate on, and pray through the Psalms. Every adult will wish they had these truths as a child and every child will benefit from a lifetime of their use. While written primarily to children, WonderFull will inform, inspire, challenge, and transform readers of every age. Truly an heirloom book to be read and passed down for generations.”
Curtis W. Solomon, MDiv, ThM, PhD. Executive Director, The Biblical Counseling Coalition
“This delightful, beautifully illustrated book not only helps children learn the Book of Psalms, it shows them how to apply the Psalms to their own lives. It tenderly guides them to consider how the Psalms are God’s Word for their own hearts and lovingly points the child to Christ throughout. WonderFull would be an easy-to-use, months-long resource for family worship with a number of children or a winsome choice to read with an individual child.”
Donald S, Whitney Professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. Author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Praying the Bible, and Family Worship.