Douglas Bond. God’s Servant Job: A Poem with a Promise. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, October 31st, 2015. 32 pp.
This is a children’s book on the book of Job in the Bible. The book is really a poem by Douglas Bond for kids on the story of Job and his suffering. I was surprised at how much the author was able to rhyme while also retaining the structure of the book of Job. I read this to my children who are all four years old and under and I think they were able to follow along though I think this book might be intended for elementary school age kids.
The illustrations definitely reinforce the story and helped my children understand what was going on. Before I got the book I was curious as to how the book would illustrate the spiritual beings in the book of Job. Obviously God was not drawn and I love how angels were portrayed vaguely without much details compared to humans and were often part of a backdrop. Satan on the other hand is portrayed in the book looking somewhat like Dr. Strangelove in my opinion which left my kids asking me a lot of questions. The book does a good job of following the Bible’s account of Job and teaches the book’s purpose to trust in God even in the midst of suffering that we don’t fully comprehend why it’s happening. I recommend this book.
NOTE: This book was provided to me free by P&R Publishing and Net Galley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.