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GOD'S SERVANT JOB, A Poem With a Promise--New Release!

“Bond offers young readers a look at a tough book of the Bible, but an important one for understanding suffering. This grandfather hopes he will give us more!”            Russ Pulliam Indianapolis Star

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Job's Redeemer, hymn audio: "I know that my Redeemer lives" (the final poem of God's Servant Job)

God's Servant Job, the first draft written over a dozen years ago, is my first children's picture book in verse. I am very excited about this little book and am confident that readers of all ages will be blessed and challenged reading it. 

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God's Servant Job is a children's picture book in verse that features highlights from the difficult task God called and, by grace, equipped Job to endure, recorded in the Book of Job in the Bible (I wrote the first draft of this book in 2003 when I first heard about the AML Leukemia that would eventually take my dad's life). P&R recently approached me with the idea of making this the first in a series of poetic retellings of OT books named for the main character (Ruth, Jonah, Daniel, Esther...).  Contract signed with P&R for JOB'S HARD JOB and THE TRUTH ABOUT RUTH. Here's how it opens:

In ancient times there was

            A blameless man from Uz,

An upright, wealthy man named Job,

            Who wore a turban and a robe.

                                   

Of all the men of the east

            This Job was far from the least;

With camels, donkeys, sheep and herds,

            This man was rich in deeds and words.

GOD'S SERVANT JOB makes a wonderful gift book. Order a signed copy today and I will give you a free copy of MAN ASKS, GOD ANSWERS, a book of sovereign grace apologetics by my friend Craig Brown.

GOD'S SERVANT JOB has received many 5-STAR REVIEWS

[Unsolicited review by Emmanuel Boston]
Douglas Bond and Todd Shaffer collaborate to present you and the young ones in your life with “A Poem with a Promise”: God's Servant Job. Bond reworks the Ancient Near East verse into a readable, bouncing poem for children of all ages. The meter is easy and true—except for a few notable breaks when sinful dialogue is prominent, ultimately leading to better poetry and influence. Bond follows remarkably well to the text we’d find in modern translations, putting new words to ancient ideas that had me thinking: I’ve heard this before! And of course, what else would we want from a book that attempts bring Scripture to the hearts of little ones? Bond is sure to add a poetic exposition of what he believes to be the central thrust of the book of Job: “I know that my Redeemer lives!” and to relate it to the fulfillment of this truth in Jesus. He also includes a “Big Words,” “Quiz,” and “Let’s Think!” section which will aid parents and Sunday school teachers in discipleship, or even the self-motivated learner. (There are several ‘chapter’ divisions as well.)


Shaffer contributes excellent artwork to partner along the text. If you look at the cover picture, you will get a grasp of the overall style: angular, an almost ‘sketched’ look which seems to remind us of the temporal gap between this world and theirs. The color palette ranges, though, finding appropriate hues to show us the spectrum of the story: from bright heaven, to Satan’s technicolor; from dusty potsherds to the vast mysteries of God’s creation—the mood fits.


All in all, GOD'S SERVANT JOB is great at the theological, aesthetic, and audience level....this is an excellent addition to any children’s library; even an adult’s. It accurately retells the story found in Job including some of its most famous lines, with simple, up to date poetry, showing forth the message of our Redeemer and the hope his children have of righteousness, justification, and forgiven sins. It’s easy to talk to adults, and oh so difficult to communicate the same things to children, but Bond and Shaffer have done just that.

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Todd Shaffer, Glorious Films Creative Director, illustration prototypes

JOB'S HARD JOB

 JOB'S HARD JOB, a children's picture book in verse that features highlights from the difficult task God called and, by grace, equipped Job to endure, recorded in the Book of Job in the Bible (I wrote the first draft of this book in 2003 when I first heard about the AML Leukemia that would eventually take my dad's life). P&R recently approached me with the idea of making this the first in a series of poetic retellings of OT books named for the main character (Ruth, Jonah, Daniel, Esther...). Reformation Heritage Books, (RHB) is also showing interest in this book. Contract signed with P&R for JOB'S HARD JOB and THE TRUTH ABOUT RUTH. Here's how it opens: 

In ancient times there was

            A blameless man from Uz,

An upright, wealthy man named Job,

            Who wore a turban and a robe.

                                   

Of all the men of the east

            This Job was far from the least;

With camels, donkeys, sheep and herds,

            This man was rich in deeds and words.

Most recent sketches done by another student of mine, very promising. Other prototype illustration by Sarah Bye and Anne Stanton. And 2 prototypes below by Peter Orr, Seattle artist and former student of mine. And further below, prototype sketches by Todd Shaffer, Glorious Films Creative director