Recommended Resource: The Moon is Always Round
The Moon is Always Round
By: Jonathan Gibson
How do you explain the death of a baby to a child? Can one ever have the right words?
In The Moon is Always Round Jonathan Gibson shares the personal story of how the Lord prepared him for just such a conversation with his son. And in faithful obedience, Jonathan shares the God-given story with the world, in hopes of comforting other families who grieve the loss of a child.
Who is this book for?
While written from Gibson’s experience with the stillbirth of his daughter, Leila, families who have experienced miscarriage or early infant loss could also be comforted by The Moon is Always Round.
What we love
Reflecting childhood innocence and wonder, The Moon is Always Round is beautifully written. We especially love the illustrations of the Gibson family. With each turn of the page, we are drawn to the range of complex emotions that can be seen in the eyes of the characters. We feel the illustrations and the storyline really set the stage for formative conversations on faith, compassion, and empathy.
We also love the resounding message that even though bad things happen, God is good. We think it is just like God to give Jonathan such a tangible way to communicate His goodness to His children.
Profound and tender, The Moon is Always Round is a balm for grieving hearts of all ages.
Jonathan Gibson is an ordained minister in the International Presbyterian Church, UK. He presently serves as associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. Jonny is married to Jackie, and he has four children.