Thursday, December 1, 2011
His Mighty Warrior by: Sheri Rose Shepherd
What a wonderful book filled with treasures for my two little boys. His Mighty Warrior by Sheri Rose Shepherd is by far one of the most amazing books I have ever read. It inspired me so much to prepare my boys for becoming mighty men for God's kingdom. "A Treasure Map from Your King" (quote from the cover of the book). A treasure is exactly what it is. This book is set up as letters from God to your young warriors. The author actually labels each chapter as "Letters from the King". Each chapter/day is about 2 pages long. So, it won't take too long and it will hold children's attention.
Each chapter/day starts out with a letter from God to your little ones. They even start with "My Son,..." and go into the letter part. I just adored this little book. It really got me excited to teach my boys about God and what His plans are for them. They are still very small, but if I start early they will know what is expected of them in God's kingdom. At the end of each letter it is signed "Love, Your King" or "Love, Your God". There are many different names for God and you will learn many of them here. There is also a Bible verse for each chapter/day that goes along with the letter from God. At the end, there is a prayer that your little guys can say to God.
The illustrations were so well done. The whole book is done in a pirate/treasure map style. I truly loved the layout of the book and only dreamed that such a book existed. Here are the names some of the "Letters From The King":
-Chosen by the King
-A Plan and a Purpose
-Respect the Rules
-Take the Lead
-Love Your Family
-Obey Your Parents
-Real Treasures in Heaven
I cannot say it enough. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. I think it would make a great gift for a family with boys. Sheri Rose Shepherd has also written a book similar to His Mighty Warrior for girls called His Little Princess. She has also written a book for parents to read about preparing your boys for one day having a wife. It is called Preparing Him for the Other Woman. I think I will be picking up copies of all of her books to add to my collection. Even though I currently do not have any daughters, I do have several nieces that would benefit greatly from this sort of book.
* I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.*