You want to give your children the tools and knowledge to protect them from physical danger. How much more important is equipping them against the spiritual battles that surround us all? Sally Michael provides the framework for parents to teach their children about the fight of faith. In this full-color, illustrated "battle plan," she introduces children to the state of their hearts through the gospel message, before awakening them to the many battlegrounds that surround us---both in our own sinful hearts and from the enemy's attacks. She encourages children to be fighters, giving them a biblical battle strategy to depend on God, resist the enemy and stand strong!
Parents work hard to protect their children from danger. But are we helping to guard them in the spiritual battle that already rages around them? Whether he consciously takes sides or not, every person is in the middle of spiritual warfare. None of us can choose to sit on the sidelinesand even our children are not exempt! So rather than trying to shield them from the very real war around them, why not equip them, as early as possible, to take an active role and fight back? Sally Michael provides the framework for parents to train their children in the fight of faith. In this full-color, illustrated battle plan, she uses the gospel message to introduce children to the state of their hearts, then awakens them to the many battlegrounds that surround usboth from our own sinful hearts and from the enemys attacks. She then encourages children to be fighters, giving them a biblical battle strategy to depend on God, resist the enemy, and stand strong!
Sally Michael is the cofounder and publishing consultant of Children Desiring God, and she developed their widely used Sunday school curriculum for young people. She is also an author and a speaker, and she served as minister for children at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for sixteen years.
Gods Battle is a theologically-rich resource for parents and pastors who want to give children a God-sized vision to fight the good fight of the faith. I highly recommend it.
The Christian life is no Disney adventure. Its a dangerous journey to the Celestial City and we spend much of it fighting for faith and for the faith. Our children need to learn early on what the battle is all about, what its like to fight, and how to survive. Sally Michaels book is itself a weapon for the war, because it equips us to equip our children for the fight of their lives.