Kid Review – Roar Like a Lion – devotional

Lusko, Levi and Tama Fortner. Roar Like a Lion: 90 Devotions to a Courageous Faith. Illustrated by Catherine Pearson. Nashville, TN: Tommy Nelson, 2021.

About the Book

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.

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My Review

Levi Lusko and Tama Fortner have created a devotional book that kids will want to read. Each of the 90 entries in Roar Like a Lion is short, contains a Scripture passage, a short devotional, a short bit of history, and a prayer. I really think kids will be interested in this title – it is written in a way that will appeal to the older elementary age group. I think younger kids will also enjoy having the book read to them. It is perfect for meal time, bedtime, or anytime you have family devotions. 

Catherine Pearson created vibrant illustrations to compliment the text. I appreciate that there are hidden pictures in the illustrations. I think this is another thing that will appeal to kids. Younger kids will enjoy looking at the pictures to find the hidden items even when there is no one to read the book to them. 

Because Roar Like a Lion is a devotional book, it probably does not have a place in a K-12 Christian school library. However, it is a great book to add to a teacher or parent library for use as part of a class or family devotion time. It would also be a good book for an older elementary student to use who wants to have their own devotional time. 

I received a complimentary copy of Roar Like a Lion. This is my honest review.


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