|Dressed for Battle
Guide to a Christ-Centered Life of Victory
by Lisa Leighton
“Every week we are shocked by news headlines where children are involved in unspeakable violence. Every day our children
are enticed and entrapped by our culture and often with lifelong consequences . To stand courageously and make godly
decisions against peer pressure, kids need roots – roots in God’s Word and in his love, roots in Christian relationships,and
roots in Christ. “Plant your roots in Christ and let him be the foundation of your life…and be grateful” (Colossians 2:7). I would
encourage every parent to use Lisa’s book, Dressed for Battle, with their children to help grow their roots deep with Christ
and prepare them for the battle they will face every day.”
The Woodlands United Methodist Church
“Dressed for Battle is a collection of precious eternal seeds that need to be planted in every child’s soul. This is a great
resource for parents and youth Bible teachers who want to build strong spiritual foundations in their children’s lives.
The poetry that accompanies each Bible verse helps children remember God’s Word and makes learning fun.”
Houston Area Director of Christian
Educators Association International
“Like many of her young readers, I didn’t know Lisa Leighton until she shared Dressed for Battle with me, and I was immediately
taken with her poetic and biblical explanation of the items we’ve been issued with the Ephesians 6 armory of God. In truth, we
never take off the helmet of salvation, breastplate of righteousness, and so on; in Christ, we’re always saved and always
righteous. But Dressed for Battle is a valuable reminder for young readers to check that they’re equipped with everything they
need for victorious living, every day. Dressed for Battle is more than a manual for small spiritual warriors; however, it’s a
valuable weapon in the armory of parents and teachers in their daily battle to point young minds toward the Christ of the Bible as
their only commander and guide in life.”
Elder, Cornerstone International,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
“As grandparents, my wife and I were amazed while reading Dressed for Battle! We immediately wanted to order copies of this
powerful children’s book for our nine grandchildren. A book for the entire family, it is a distinct honor for me to highly recommend
each page of awesome power and challenge of understanding the armor of God. I am sure it will bring your family into
victorious living as you read it together.”
Dr. Gene W. Frank,
Founding Pastor of Church of Living Waters.
“I believe any book that can help a child understand the Word of God in a spiritual setting is important to that child’s walk with
God. Dressed for Battle does that. Read it.”
Pastor Robert Simpson
First Baptist Church of Arcola, Louisiana
|© Copyright by Lisa Leighton. All rights reserved.
Lisa Leighton, 2008
Tate Publishing and Enterprises
Paperback, 32 pages, Illustrated
A responsibility well never regret is teaching children how to trust God and live for Him. This booklet can be an invaluable tool
in that task. Based on the armor of God from Ephesians 6, the book is scriptural and friendly.
The delightful poems help children (and we adults) remember the spiritual weapons God gives us to live successfully. I
suggest even singing the poems to kids. They won't mind if you can't carry a tune and are making up the music!
Well written, a lovely book, with interesting illustrations of battle-ready children.