Title: Roar Like a Lion
Author: Levi Lusko
Major Themes: Devotionals
Synopsis: This devotional for children encourages them to live a courageous life for God.
For the last couple of months, I have been reading a chapter or two a day from Roar Like a Lion as part of our morning homeschooling time. This new devotional for children is colorful, attractive, and very interesting. Each day there is a two-page spread to read.
Every chapter begins with a verse from the International Children’s Version. Then, there is a short article about some aspect of God’s character or struggles that children commonly experience and how to work through those struggles with God’s help. I would like to see more about Who God is, but there is a lot of helpful advice for children here. A lot of it does not apply to our children, however; it is mainly written for children who go to school. Since we homeschool, my children can’t relate to a lot of the stories and advice.
Every devotional wraps up with a short prayer to help children really take in what the topic was. Then, there is a sidebar. Some are titled “Get Ready to Roar,” and they give a practical application for how children can implement what was suggested on that day. Others are titled “Did You Know?” and tell about something from history or nature. Lessons are drawn from these things to also help reinforce the lesson.
If you are needing a devotional for your elementary-age children, Roar Like a Lion might be an excellent choice. For homeschoolers, it doesn’t apply very well. Children will be attracted to this book by the colorful pictures and short, bite-sized readings.
I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley, and these are my honest thoughts about it.
Listening Level—Ages 8 – 12
Reading Independently—Ages 8 – 12