Wednesday, October 21, 2009

God Made Your Body / Review

Author: Jim Burns
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764202111
Ages: 3-5 years

Book Description:
Author Jim Burns believes the key to instilling in children a healthy, values-centered view of sexuality is to start the discussion early--being open and honest at every stage. The Pure Foundations series is already guiding parents of preteens and teens through potentially awkward conversations. Now two fully illustrated books--one for pre-readers and one for early readers--complete the series. God Made Your Body provides the basic foundation that God created our bodies and wants us to honor Him with our bodies. Through engaging text and eye-catching, kid-friendly illustrations, children ages 3 to 5 will learn that boys' and girls' bodies are different--and those differences mean boys and girls can grow up to become daddies and mommies.
From the Back Cover:
Laying the Foundations for Healthy Sexuality An Age-Appropriate Resource for Ages 3 to 5 Children's curiosity often prompts them to ask questions you, as a parent, don't feel ready or able to answer. But it doesn't have to be that way. Dr. Jim Burns, family expert and award-winning author, offers a valuable resource for those uncomfortable--even dreaded--conversations. With biblical, age-appropriate information and illustrations, God Made Your Body introduces children ages 3 to 5 to the basic idea that God created our bodies. Addressing topics such as how boys and girls are different, it also emphasizes how each child is unique and special to God. Though not always easy, opening this discussion early helps you lay a solid, godly foundation in your children's lives. By reading this book together, you are giving your children the tools they will need throughout their lives to make God-honoring decisions about their bodies, their self-image, and their relationships. Don't wait until it's too late. A life of purity can begin today.

My Review:
This is a beautiful book that has age-appropriate information and illustrations which are biblical based. As all parents know, children start asking questions almost as soon as they can talk. God Made Your Body will give you the answers they need about their sexuality.

(Thank you to BethanyHouse for my review copy.)

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