Sunday, March 31, 2019

His Mercy Endureth Forever: Psalm 136 - A Book Review

There is a lot we could complain about when it comes to this information age we are living in, but there are a few things that make me so very grateful.  Access to God's Word and great resources that celebrate His Word are some of my favorites!  Today I am reviewing a beautiful picture book from Reformed Free Publishing called His Mercy Endureth Forever: Psalm 136, Illustrated by Kathleen DeJong that does nothing but bring the Word to life.

This hard bound book is over 30 pages long, contains 15 color illustrations and a glossary at the back.  The book is geared for ages 6-9 and provides really good opportunities to discuss the mean of the scriptures, but can be read to any age.  My (almost) 2 year old will sit still for almost the entire book!  The glossary is a very nice addition that defines words like endureth, low estate and smote.  This can be especially useful for expanding the vocabulary of young kids or just those who are less familiar with Biblical language.  

In addition to skillful way the pictures are illustrated, I found it to be very satisfying how the choice of pictures were all very grounded in timeless concepts.  While we are very much living in a modern society, there are a few things that our forefathers did that we can enjoy as well.  The sailing of a ship on the open water, hiking a trail in the forest, or staring at the stars on a summer night are all testaments to our unique and God-given planet and things we can share with those of the past.  This book helps the reader truly consider the different ideas in Psalm 136, both in the time it was written and also as it applies to us now.  

As you are looking for a gift or enhancing your library, His Mercy Endureth Forever is a beautiful and faith-affirming choice.

- I received a free copy of this product in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  All opinions I have are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations. - 

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