Idea/Concept: This is a charming, gift-style book that integrates artwork in a manner that further illuminates its interpretation of various Psalms. Burbach's key readership will be the like-minded faithful, though the whimsical, bright collages Burbach presents, offer potentially broader appeal.
Prose: While the visual art in this title are likely to impact the reader more powerfully than the Psalms alone, Burbach effectively marries the elements, with gentle accompanying prose that offers personal insights into the meanings behind the Psalms and the imagery in Burbach's art.
Originality: Burbach's whimsical, bright collages provide an original interpretation of the biblical quotations, while also quietly encouraging readers to explore their love for the verses on their terms and through their own creative approaches. Burbach's passion for her art, and the Psalms that inspire it, is apparent.
Execution: The book's layout at times suffers from being overly cluttered, which may impact readers' ability to appreciate each Psalm and painting individually.
Date Submitted: November 07, 2019