Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Moon Is Always Round by Jonathan Gibson








Even young children want answers to the hard questions about God and suffering. In The Moon Is Always Round, seminary professor and author Jonathan Gibson uses the vivid imagery of the moon to explain to children how God’s goodness is always present, even when it might appear to be obscured by upsetting or difficult circumstances.
In this beautiful, full-color illustrated book, he allows readers to eavesdrop on the conversations he had with his young son in response to his sister’s death. Father and son share a simple liturgy together that reminds them that, just as the moon is always round despite its different phases, so also the goodness of God is always present throughout the different phases of life.

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Author

Jonathan Gibson, PhD, is ordained in the International Presbyterian Church, UK, and is the associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He is coeditor with Mark Earngey of Reformation Worship, contributor to and coeditor with David Gibson of From Heaven He Came and Sought Her, and Covenant Continuity and Fidelity: A Study of Inner-Biblical Allusion and Exegesis in Malachi, and author of The Moon is Always Round. He is married to Jacqueline, and they have two children: Benjamin and Leila.



Illustrator

Joe Hox was raised on a farm in southern Iowa where he doodled whenever he wasn't spading thistles or feeding pigs. Everyone knew by his crooked hay rows that he would choose art over farming. Joe earned his BA in Art and Education from Dordt College and his MA from the University of Nebraska. Today he lives with his wife and four children in Pella, Iowa, where he illustrates and teaches art. Joe has illustrated all of the Good News for Little Hearts series.


My Review

This is a book that is written with love, and not for every child, but there is a need, and trying to help a young one deal with the death of a sibling.
Yes, no matter what the moon is always round, and symbolizes that God is always with us, he is ever Faithful.
What a wonderful way to share a Christian book with a little one, dealing with a loss, this book does come with some lessons to use with your children.
There are memory verses, and then there is for adults, the story behind this book.

I received this book through Read With Audra, and was not required to give a positive review.

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