Sunday, November 27, 2011
Review: His Mighty Warrier by Sheri Rose Shepherd
How Do You Captivate the Heart of a Boy?
With words from a loving God about the courageous man of honor he will one day be. Little boys love to play pretend and imagine they are daring knights slaying dragons and searching for mighty adventures. The truth is they are really the child of a real King and an important part of a real kingdom. His Mighty Warrior is written as a two way conversation between that King and his warrior-child.
The book covers very important areas that our sons need to face: having good character, keeping promises, powering up with prayer, being courageous, a protector, being loving to your family, always being your best, fighting the good fight, honoring others, money, being a leader, dealing with disappointment and anger, greed, telling the truth, not to seek revenge, and many more. Each page is written as a letter from the King on a particular topic and followed by scripture backing up the perspective on the letter. The next page has a prayer that the child can pray about that specific topic. For example When Anger Happens a short letter is written telling the child to call out to God in anger and He will change your heart and help you through it. The scripture reference is Psalm 4:4 In your anger do not sin: when you are in your beds, search your hearts and be silent. Then there is a prayer: Dear God, Thank you for not getting mad at me for how I feel. I like having a Father in heaven who understands my heart. When I feel angry help me to still do the right thing. In Jesus's name I pray, amen.
His Mighty Warrior is a beautiful (in a manly way) book. I loved the illustrations that go along with each page, although the same ones appear over and over again. The book is hard covered and sturdy enough to last a young man for a long time. The book is written in a very conversational easy to relate to tone and covers very important areas of a boy's life. This book would make an excellent gift for the young man in your life.
I received a complimentary copy of His Mighty Warrior from Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.