May 24, 2021
This week Amy and Mike catch up with author Jason Duesing and discuss his new picture book, The Moon Speaks.
Children love exploring the world around them—studying the flowers, playing in the dirt, and marveling at the clouds. “The Moon Speaks,” a poetic bedtime board book, shows that behind the creation children love so much stands the God who loves them even more. God speaks to us through the trees, telling of His strength. He speaks to us through the sun, telling of His glory. He speaks to us through the stars, telling of His infinity. Everywhere we look, God speaks!
This book’s steady and soothing text provides a calming, worshipful experience for children right before they fall asleep. But The Moon Speaks is also a book for anytime, helping young readers understand that all of creation is telling us something: God is there, He made the world around us, and He wants us to know Him!
Jason G. Duesing (BA, Texas A&M University; MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as provost at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.