CrossReaders Book Review: Hey Warrior Kids! Grab Your Slingshot by Virginia Finnie

CrossReaders Book Review: Hey Warrior Kids! Grab Your Slingshot by Virginia Finnie

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Title: Hey Warrior Kids! Grab Your Slingshot!

Author: Virginia Finnie

Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

Every child has experienced it. Lying in bed, in the dark and feeling afraid. Is there a monster in the closet or under the bed? What’s a kid to do? Beginning with the retelling of the story of David and Goliath, Hey Warrior Kids! Grab Your Slingshot! gives kids the weapons they need to battle the “”giant of fear.”” Their slingshot is God’s Word (the Bible) and their smooth stones are God’s Truth (scripture). God’s Warrior Kids are encouraged to speak out God’s Truth to overcome fear. Hey Warrior Kids! Grab Your Slingshot! is the second book in the Hey Warrior Kids! series. Look for Hey Warrior Kids! Put On Your Armor! to learn about the armor God has given us all to wear to battle every day.

Review

As a clinical psychologist, I am often searching for material to use in my therapy session with children. I was surprised on so many different levels by this book. I initially bought it to read to my nieces as a bedtime story. However, I quickly realized that it was packed with a lot of powerful information. This book retells the story of David and Goliath in a way that children can understand. However, it does not stop there. The author helps children to apply the story of David and Goliath to their lives by explaining how every child has a slingshot (the Bible) and smooth stones (bible verses). This book also teaches children how their thoughts can overcome fears (and other life circumstances). The book ends by walking children through a personal example (feeling afraid at night).
I plan on using this book in my therapy session to help teach children the importance of meditating on God’s Word; remembering what God says about them and not what a bully says; the importance of your thoughts (CBT); how to handle fear; and how as Christians we do not have to be afraid of anything because God is bigger. I am looking forward to seeing what is next in the Hey Warrior Kids series.

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This review was submitted by: Corine Hyman – please visit her website at www.booksbycorine.com

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