Courage

Fear is like fire – if we feed it, it quickly grows out of control. Here’s a grab bag full of fun suggestions to help your children find freedom from fear by focusing on God, who is always with them.

Positive anticipated outcomes for your kids include:

  • noticeably calmer and less anxious
  • increased self-assurance based on confidence in God
  • less likely to compromise beliefs when pressured by others.

In addition, this lesson helps address bullying and discouragement.

Recommended resources

100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls: Unforgettable Tales of Women of Faith
Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2018. Ages 8-12.

A Warrior Prince for God
by Kelly Chapman. Harvest House, 2010. Ages 3-7.

Buster Tries to Bail: When You Are Stressed
by David and Nan Powlison. New Growth Press, 2020. Ages 3-5.

Empowered: How God Shaped 11 Women’s Lives
by Catherine Parks. B&H Kids, 2019. Ages 8-12.

God’s Smuggler, Young Reader’s Edition
by Brother Andrew. Chosen, 2018. Ages 9-12.

Halle Takes a Stand: When You Want to Fit In
by Paul David Tripp. New Growth Press, 2020. Ages 3-5.

I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat
by Max Lucado. Thomas Nelson, 2017. Ages 4-8.

Otter B Brave
by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady. Tyndale, 2019. Ages 4-7.

Raising Worry-Free Girls
by Sissy Goff. Bethany House, 2019. Adults. See companion girls’ book for ages 6+ here.

Strong: How God Equipped 11 Ordinary Men With Extraordinary Power 
by Catherine Parks. B&H Kids, 2019. Ages 8-12.

The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2010. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears Do Not Fear, God Is Near
by Stan, Jan and Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2013. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears School Time Blessings
by Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2016. Ages 4-7.

The Bright Light and the Super Scary Darkness
by Dan DeWitt. B&H Kids, 2020. Ages 4-6.

The Cross and the Switchblade, Young Reader’s Edition
by David Wilkerson. Chosen, 2018. Ages 9-12.

The Hiding Place, Young Reader’s Edition
by Corrie Ten Boom. Baker Publishing, 2015. Ages 9-12.

The Superheroes Devotional for Kids
by Ed Strauss. Barbour Books, 2018. Ages 8-12.

Tori Comes Out of Her Shell: When You Are Lonely
by Jayne V. Clark. New Growth Press, 2019. Ages 3-5.

What Do I Do With Worry?
by Dr. Josh and Christie Straub. B&H Kids, 2021. Ages 4-6.

Zoe’s Hiding Place: When You Are Anxious
by David Powlison. New Growth Press, 2018. Ages 3-5.