Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How God Makes Babies / Review

Author: Jim Burns
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764202103
Ages: 6-9 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.
How God Makes Babies is an age-appropriate introduction to basic sexuality, helping children ages 6 to 9 understand that God created males and females differently and with a purpose, emphasizing that God is a part of each family from conception to death.

From the Back Cover:

Laying the Foundations for Healthy Sexuality An Age-Appropriate Resource for Ages 6 to 9 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, How God Makes Babies introduces children ages 6 to 9 to the basics of human sexuality. Answering the question of where babies come from, it also emphasizes how children are a part of God's wonderful plan for families. 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. Jim Burns, PhD, founded the ministry of HomeWord in 1985 to bring help and hope to struggling families. Jim hosts the radio broadcast HomeWord With Jim Burns, which is heard daily in over eight hundred communities nationwide, and speaks to thousands around the world each year. He is an award-winning author, whose books include Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality. Jim and his wife, Cathy, have three grown daughters and live in California.

My Review:

Questions about sexuality can prove embarrassing for some parents, so this is just the book to help with those intimate issues. The book is biblical based and age appropriate. Why leave your child's sex education to someone else when you can give them the information they seek through reading with them, How God Makes Babies.

(Thank you to BethanyHouse for my review copy.)

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