Psalm 23 (in other words) (Hardcover)
Walnut Street Books, 9781947597280, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2019
List Price: 9.99*
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Ironman athlete and movie-multiplex owner Penn Ketchum rediscovered Psalm 23 one day on mile fifteen of an eighteen-mile run. "I'd sung all the verses of all the Bob Dylan songs I knew, when my mind jumped to Psalm 23 from my Episcopal upbringing. Except this time I considered each phrase—and tried out some different words here and there that belong to the world I live in. This old beloved Psalm moved into my day-to-day life where I've felt some inadequacy, insecurity, fear." In this book is the iconic Psalm, along with Ketchum's "other words," and his invitation for you to add your own. "This book is for the faithful but, more so, for anyone who is not connected—normal schmoes like me, going through life looking for clues." The drawings are Ketchum's—simple figures, sometimes conflicted, who are often missing parts. "Readers will see, through the words and artwork," Ketchum says, "that heavy ain't always heavy."
About the Author
Penn Ketchum owns four movie theaters—three state-of-the-art multiplexes and one old-school downtown twin theater. He grew up in Brooklyn. He is an aspiring endurance athlete, who competes in marathons, Ironman races, and other multi-sport events. He is the proud father of two daughters and is happily married to an inspiring woman.