God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies
God Made Every Part of You!
- Simple, relatable story for two- to eight-year-old children, designed to help them protect their bodies.
- Includes colorful, age-appropriate illustrations.
- Conveys a clear message that God made every part of the human body and that every part is, therefore, good (the doctrine of creation.)
- Gently opens the conversation about sexual abuse that every family needs to have.
- Facilitates open conversations about appropriate and inappropriate touch.
- Overcomes confusion, secrecy, and embarrassment about bodies with truth.
“This is a strange and beautiful book. Strange because it’s so unique: exploring God’s creation with a view to helping children protect themselves in an increasingly at-risk culture. Beautiful because it hits its mark: instilling practical wisdom in a way that teaches without terrifying. The combined experience of the authors makes this a terrific resource for parents as well. As a father of four, I highly recommend it.”
—Michael Horton, Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California
“A lively, engaging, and straightforward little book, God Made All of Me is the perfect invitation to start a conversation with children about their bodies, boundaries, and the people in their life that make them feel safe. This book is both God-glorifying and visually stimulating and our homes and churches will be safer and more joyful places because of it.”
—Rachel Held Evans, author of blogger and author of Faith Unraveled and Searching for Sunday
“God Made All of Me is a sweet, compelling, brilliantly sensitive invitation to teach your children the beauty of their body and the honor due to being made in the image of God. It offers simple and clear wisdom little ones can grasp about how to protect themselves from inappropriate or unwanted touch. It is the responsibility of every parent and grandparent to address uncomfortable subjects. This glorious resource is an investment in care, protection, and honor. I am grateful I get to read this to all three of my grandchildren.”
—Dan B. Allender, Professor of Counseling Psychology and Founding President, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology; author of The Wounded Heart and Healing the Wounded Heart
“I wish my family had this book when I was a little girl because if they did I wouldn’t have the sexual abuse story I have today. This is an important, straightforward book.”
—Mary DeMuth, author of Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing After Sexual Abuse
“This book is an absolute gift to parents! Finally, there is a quality book that engages children while providing a way for parents to discuss the difficult topic of sexual abuse. This is a vital tool to help parents raise healthy, brave children.”
—Lindsey Strickland, former child advocate at Sexual Assault Resource Agency, Charlottesville, VA
“It’s sad that we have to educate our children in self-protection; but it is profoundly necessary. The good news is we can rejoice that we are God’s creation and teach our children to live in that sacred dignity. This book is a great help!”
—Gregory O. Brewer, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida
“Educating our children about their bodies is one of the most important steps in preventing child abuse. That’s why God Made All of Me is a valuable resource. A simple story with colorful artwork, and theological and practical truth—all packed into one small book. Parents, educators, Sunday school teachers, children’s ministry directors, and many others should pick up a copy today and read it to their young children.”
—Deepak Reju, Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry, Capitol Hill Baptist Church (Washington, DC); and author of On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church and The Pastor and Counseling
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: New Growth Press; First edition (September 8, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1942572301
- ISBN-13: 978-1942572305
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.4 x 8.7 inches