The 23rd Psalm Vision by M.L. Smith
Smith, M.L. The 23rd Psalm Vision: A Gift for Mind and Spirit. Knoxville: MUFN Books, 2012. 44 pp. $9.95. Purchase at Amazon.
MUFNs books (May U Find Nourishment) was officially launched in July, 2012, in Knoxville, Tennessee. They seek to achieve the highest standards of art illustration and writing in affordable easy-to-carry books that inspire, amuse, encourage and comfort. You can find out more about MUFN books at their website.
There is not much to a summary other than the book is comprised of the 23rd Psalm in the King James Version with paintings for each individual phrase.
While I am not necessarily the artistic type, I found this book to be pleasing to the senses. For example, the phrase, “yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death” and “I will fear no evil: for thou are with me” comprises four pages and two paintings. On the first painting, you see a valley that offers a hint at the rising sun. The second phrase offers a similar view of the valley but it is obvious that the sun has risen and has chased away the darkness.
Each phrase is treated in this manner making this a work that is visually, mentally, and emotionally stimulating.
This little paperback is a great coffee table book. I could see this being an excellent gift for someone perhaps in the hospital or sick at home. The 23rd Psalm is such a comforting Psalm for so many. Mix that with the visual images emblazoned on every page and you have an excellent resource to brighten your day.
As a side note, this might be a great resource to have in a funeral home for others to flip through and be comforted by the Word of God as they mourn the loss of their loved one.