We read a cute book from the library today called “Field of Peace.” It’s actually a children’s book written by Joyce Meyer. The introduction of the book starts off with Colossians 3:15, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts…” and the book follows a cast of animal characters who are looking to win a baseball championship at the Everyday Zoo. One of the characters makes a decision that could help their team win the championship, but it is a decision that he feels terrible about until he can make everything right again and “find the peace that comes from doing right before God.”
The coach puts his arm around this character and states, “When we make good decisions that please God, we feel calm and peaceful inside. Do you feel peaceful about leaving Arnold behind?”
Obviously, the character does not, and the book follows him correcting the situation and ends with him feeling “very good about winning the trophy. But even better than that…he felt peaceful.”
I found this to be a good addition to our “Fruit of the Spirit” studies we are doing this harvest season. We have been using the Shepherd My Child “Fruit of the Spirit” Scripture cards as well as the Learning to Speak Life: Fruit of the Spirit Family Bible study over the last month and a half or so. This book is a great one to include as you are discussing “Peace” with your children (the book is geared towards children 4 and up).
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!