If the Savior Stood Beside Me (Hardcover)
by Greg Olsen (Illustrator)
Every Primary child will be learning this song this year. Help each one remember the sweet message forever with this beautiful book.
In this beautifully inspiring book, you'll realize how the Savior loves us and will always watch over us — all we need to do is reach out to Him. With sweet and simple text inspired by Sally DeFord's timeless song, “If the Savior Stood Beside Me,” and illustrated with paintings by Greg Olsen, this book will help children and adults realize just how near the Savior is to us — even when we make mistakes. The exquisite spirit of this work will bring you to this keepsake again and again.
About the Author
The art of Greg Olsen illuminates the soul and spirit of its subjects and uplifts the hearts and minds of its viewers. Olsen’s diverse interests are deftly demonstrated in oil paintings that range from the realistic and historical to the whimsical. His luminous, delicate portraits capture not only his subject’s likeness, but their spirit as well. Landscapes of scenes from America and the world over reflect the perfect beauty of the minds eye.
Born in 1958, Olsen was raised in a farming community in rural Idaho. His parents, artists themselves, recognized and encouraged his early love of drawing. Later, the devoted tutelage of a high school teacher cemented his affinity and enhanced his technical ability. After studying illustration at Utah State University, he was hired as an in-house illustrator in Salt Lake City, working on anything from murals and dioramas to simple paste-up. Two years later, he followed a friend’s advice and began painting full-time. Sales from his first show only just covered the cost of refreshments and invitations, but yielded the first of many commissions that were to come.
Greg’s philosophy on art is quite simple. “I appreciate the beauty of art and the way it makes me feel,” he says. “I believe that art has the potential to heal our souls, inspire our hearts and awaken our minds. I hope these images will bring this experience to all who view them.”
a little disappointed
by Customer - reviewed on April 22, 2009
I should have read the reviews, and then I would have know that the book does not use the words to this beautiful song. I love the artwork...you can't go wrong with Greg Olsen..but I was anticipating the words of the song to correlate with the pictures.
by Customer - reviewed on November 12, 2008
The artwork in this beautiful book is simply amazing. Though it does not follow the words of the Primary song it still shares a special message.
by Customer - reviewed on December 15, 2008
Love the art work in this book. One of my favorite primary songs.
by Customer - reviewed on October 29, 2008
This is such a beautiful song and when you combine it with the breathtaking art of Greg Olsen you can't go wrong.
I love this book
by Customer - reviewed on October 20, 2008
I bought this for my daughters for them to read during sacrament meetings, and they love it! They now know the song, and request this book occassionally during bedtimes stories!
by Julie - reviewed on November 17, 2008
This is a great book for any person or child, however the pictures seem a little fuzzy
Cute book for kids
by Customer - reviewed on November 06, 2008
All your primary kids will love this book! Buy it and show it to them.