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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