The Moon Is Always Round Book Review

The Moon is Always Round Book Review. Jonathan Gibson. Illustrator Joe Hox. Christian Children’s Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.
The Moon is Always Round Book Review. Jonathan Gibson. Illustrator Joe Hox. Christian Children’s Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.
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Published: 9/23/2019
Goodreads Rating: 4.89
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, two-color illustrated book, he allows readers to eavesdrop on the conversations he had with his young son…

God is good even when we can’t see it. Great book for lost pregnancy/miscarriage.

The Moon is Always Round conveys a very important message for Christians. In times of sadness and struggle, it’s difficult to see that God is always good. By using the fact that the moon is always round whether we can see the whole thing or not, author Jonathan Gibson makes the concept of God being good all the time whether we can see it or not understandable to a child.

The Moon is Always Round follows the author’s story through the pregnancy of his wife and the family preparing for baby Leila’s arrival. Big brother Benjamin was anticipating the arrival of his little sister. But then things go wrong and baby Leila never comes home from the hospital.

Knowing that 'The Moon is Always Round' means God is Always Good, helps Benjamin and his parents during the difficult loss of Leila.

The Moon is Always Round would be a great conversation-starter for families who are struggling with this type of loss. The concept would be comforting to both children and adults.

The concept of God being good all the time is valuable for any child (and adults, too). However, because the lost pregnancy is the basis of the story, this book may not be relatable to children who haven’t experienced that kind of loss. I would recommend this book for children facing this specific challenge.

The beautiful illustrations capture the emotion of the story and give the little learner a lot to absorb.

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Meet the Author:

Dr. Jonathan Gibson (PhD, Cambridge University) is assistant professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Gibson's academic interests include biblical theology, covenant theology, Genesis chapters 1-3, inner-biblical allusion and exegesis within the Old Testament, Pauline soteriology, and the doctrines of grace. He is married to Jackie, and has two children, Benjamin and Leila.


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The Moon is Always Round Book Review. Jonathan Gibson. Illustrator Joe Hox. Christian Children’s Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

Reviewer - Shirley Alarie

Shirley Alarie began writing adult and children's books to benefit two causes she loves. 'Hope in the Hood' portrays the incredible story of Colleen Adams providing hope and help to disenfranchised inner-city youth. 'A Healing Haven' showcases the amazing work of Shawn Jayroe and her incredible volunteers at RVR Horse Rescue. Children's books 'A New Friend for Gilbert' and the Dominick the Donkey 2-part series are based on real animals and events at RVR. Now Shirley writes for Jesus - including children's books, her FindingGodAmongUs blog, and as a Christian adult and children's book reviewer. Sign up to receive reviews of hot-off-the-press Christian and Children's releases. Need a freelance writer? Check her out.

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