God’s Servant Job, by Douglas Bond is a wonderfully illustrated children‘s book with a beautifully written poem covering the book of Job. This can be a difficult book in the Bible to read, and while the author did a great job of rendering the meaning of the book into poem format, it was a bit difficult for my daughter (age eight) to understand. With words like slavering, lest and arbitrate, I often had to stop and define the words for my daughter. Also, the words spoken by God and Satan were only differentiated by the use of bold face type. Again, I had to stop the story to explain to my daughter who was now speaking.
What I liked? The illustrations were beautiful. I also liked that the book included some of the more difficult words to understand (though none that I listed above). It also includes study questions for both comprehension and for discussion/further thought. The message of the Book of Job was conveyed and, once I was able to clear a few things up for my daughter, she readily understood it.
What I didn’t like? The poem, though beautiful in its rhyme, was difficult to read aloud and for my daughter to understand.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.