Saturday, September 25, 2021

Roar Like a Lion by Levi Lusko - Book Review

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. 

My Review
Roar Like a Lion is an inspirational guidebook that children can use to find comfort, courage, and confidence. It's a devotional chock-full of lovely illustrations, Bible stories, real life situations, and prayers. Younger children can connect with their parents (and God) by reading this together, and older children can use this as a way to open a conversation with their parents (and God). 
As someone who isn't very religious but does have beliefs, and as someone who feels more spiritual than religious, I found this book to be delightful. While I am not in the age range of 6-10, I do have a child who is. And while he is on the spectrum and not much of a reader himself (he tends to stick to easy-to-read picture books right now), this is a book we can sit and read together daily. I do believe there is power in the spoken word, and this devotional has a little extra oomph behind it because the words are more uplifting, positive, and fulfilling. 
From facing tough situations to trying something new, and everything in between, Roar Like a Lion is a book that will help children discover their faith and feel more confident, and it will guide them on a path to facing any issue that comes their way, because they know that God is by their side.
I would highly recommend this devotional to parents and their young readers. It's definitely a book that's worth having and reading.
5 stars!

Many thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.

Author Bio
Levi Lusko is the author of the bestselling books “Through the Eyes of a Lion” and “Swipe Right.” He is also the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church – a multisite church located in Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Wyoming that he and his wife Jennie pioneered in 2007. Levi travels around the world speaking about Jesus. He takes pleasure in small things, such as black coffee, new shoes, fast Internet, and falling asleep in the sun. He and his wife have one son: Lennox, and four daughters: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, and Lenya, who is in heaven. His new book “I Declare War,” is now available.

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