"What a beautiful book!" I gushed as I looked through His Mercy Endures Forever Psalm 136 by Kathleen DeJong from Reformed Free Publishing Association.
I showed it to my grandson Rusty.
"Will you read it to me right now?" he asked politely. We sat down and read it together. It was the third time I had read the book, but I was thrilled to read God's beautiful Word and enjoy lovely artwork all the way until the end. Rusty loved it, too.
His Mercy Endureth Forever Psalm 136 by Kathleen DeJong is a beautifully illustrated picture book. The words on the pages are straight from God's Song Book, or the Psalms of The Holy Bible.
This psalm is unique in that it has a refrain after every phrase. "O Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!" is the opening line followed by the refrain, "His mercy endureth forever."
"O give thanks unto the God of Gods" followed by the beautiful refrain, "His love endureth forever!"
On and on the psalm/song goes speaking of God being worthy of praise, doing wonders, making the heavens, bringing Israel out of Egypt, parting the Red Sea, leading the people through the wilderness, giving the Israelites their land, and feeding all living things. After each exultation of God's amazingness, the refrain resounds: "His Mercy Endureth Forever!"
All Christians need to read this picture book, to look at the beautiful illustrations as they read the inspiring words that pierce our hearts, reminding us of the power and majesty of a Holy God who chose to show mercy to us because He loves us. How thrilling!
I recommend His Mercy Endureth Forever Psalm 136. It will be a welcome addition to any Christian home library.
His Mercy Endureth Forever Psalm 136 is published by Reformed Free Publishing Association. Founded in 1924, they offer biblically-based works with a Reformed bent for all ages.
I reviewed another book from Reformed Free Publishing Association last year. You can read my review of T is for Tree here.
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One thing I highly regard is letting children read the Word of God directly, not watered down. This is a great tool toward that end. I loved the artwork in the book. It brought the Scripture verses alive.
If you are a homeschooling parent, this will be a great addition to your library.
Until next time, Happy Homeschooling!