About the Book
Kids are wrestling with tough issues these days—peer pressure, purpose, unexpected change or loss, and wondering where their faith fits in with it all. Roar Like a Lion encourages your kids to “run toward the roar” as they face their fears, knowing that God is with them every step of the way.
Pastor and bestselling author Levi Lusko is known for making tough topics accessible while drawing his readers toward a richer spiritual life. In his first children’s devotional for ages 6 to 10, Levi tackles real issues our kids face with a lighthearted and approachable tone. Kids are equipped to approach both fun moments and tough times with their hearts set on God’s faithfulness with the help of fascinating stories and facts, eye-catching art, Bible verses, prayers, and simple action steps.
This 90-day devotional covers highly relevant topics such as:
- facing fears about school and friendships
- having courage to try something new
- handling new challenges, past disappointments, and grief
- dealing with peer pressure and bullying
- understanding how we each fit into God’s great story
As a parent and pastor, Levi is able to address real-life situations with compassion, grace, and biblical authenticity. Roar Like a Lion is a great way to spark discussion with your kids on meaningful topics and get them in the habit of reading a biblically-based devotional.
Offering practical approaches to faith in everyday life, Roar Like a Lion will inspire your kids to nurture their personal faith in a God strong enough to protect and guide them as they run toward the roar during the challenges in their lives.
In My Opinion
What is something you would tell your younger self if you could? One of the (many) words of advice I would have for myself is to develop healthy, life-long habits early. And one of those habits is a daily devotional time with God.
Roar Like a Lion by Levi Lusko is a book that can start or continue a child or tween on the journey of developing the habit of spending time daily with God. Each of the 90 devotionals is written in a way that draws the reader in like the author is sitting right there with them.
I appreciated the mix of scripture verses provided in the book along with the encouragement to look other verses up, driving the reader to God’s word. Lusko challenges young readers to be brave and take a stand when they see wrong done in their worlds. He acknowledges challenges and never preaches down to the reader but instead kneels down to their level, recognizes the issue, and encourages courage.
But that’s not all. There is also a fun and educational sidebar with facts about animals and history. I even learned a few things reading through this devotional. Whether you’re looking for something to read as a family or wanting to find something for your young reader to engage and encourage, look no further.
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