Sammy and His Shepard is written by Susan Hint and published by Reformation Trust Publishing, and is one of the children’s titles currently offered under this publisher. Susan Hunt is a familiar name in ministry to Children. She is highly acclaimed for his works on the children’s catechism and in ministry to women; she is also the former director of women’s ministry for the Presbyterian Church in America.
Sammy and His Shepard is an tale which explains in narrative form Psalm 23. Unlike most of the other children’s books currently produced by Reformation Trust, Sammy and His Shepard is not aimed at the youngest of children, rather it is best read by or to a child age five and older.
Sammy and His Shepard has two key strengths the content and the illustration. With regard to the content, Sammy and His Shepard Hunt goes to great lengths in imparting the truths of God’s Word important truths to young children without dumbing the Truth down. Which is uncommon among most children’s books being made today, though all of Reformation Trust Publishing are notable exceptions. The truth Hunt communicates is the simplicity and depth of the Gospel, as shown in Psalm 23. Another important item to note is that the book is long in length 56 pages and is therefore divided up into chapters, but those chapters are at max a page or so in length.
In regard to the illustration Sammy and His Shepard, has bright colors and is expertly drawn so that it not only captures a child’s attention but their imagination as well. Furthermore the illustrations not only illustrate the allegorical tale but advance the narrative in a way mere words cannot.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Reformation Trust Publishing in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
Sammy and His Shepard
© 2006 by Susan Hunt
Publisher: Reformation Trust
Page Count: 56 Pages