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 of this lesson on courage 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.

Bronco and Friends: Mission Possible
by Tim Tebow and A.J. Gregory. WaterBrook Press, 2022. Ages 3-5.

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.

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

Raising Emotionally Strong Boys
by David Thomas. Bethany House, 2022. Adults. See companion boy’s book for ages 6-12 here.

Raising Worry-Free Girls
by Sissy Goff. Bethany House, 2019. Adults. See companion girl’s’ book for ages 6-12 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 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.

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.

Adventures in Odyssey #52: Cause and Effect (CD)
Tyndale, 2010. Ages 8 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey: Life Lessons #1: Courage (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8 and up.

VeggieTales: The League of Incredible Vegetables (DVD)
Big Idea, 2012. Ages 4-10.