God Made All of Me by Justin & Lindsey Holcomb

God Made All of MeHolcomb, Justin S. and Lindsey A. God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2015. 32 pp, $14.99. Purchase at Amazon for less.

Introduction

What began back in 2011 as a book to help those affected by sexual assault as well as leaders to provide biblically based counsel to those who have been abused is blossoming into a (sadly) needed ministry for the church today. You can read a couple reviews on the book Rid of my DisGrace and the recently released study guide here.

You can learn more at the website, God Mad All of Me.

Summary

God Made All of Me is a simply-told, beautifully-illustrated story to help families talk about these sensitive issues with two- to eight-year-old children. Because the private parts of our bodies are private, the home is the ideal environment where a child should learn about his or her body and how it should be treated by others. God Made All of Me starts from the fundamental truth that God created everything and applies that truth—the doctrine of creation—to kids and their bodies. It equips parents to talk with both boys and girls about their bodies and to help them understand the difference between the appropriate and inappropriate touch of others.

God Made All of Me allows families to build a first line of defense against sexual abuse in the safety of their own homes.

Review

In today’s sex-saturated, porno-everything, these conversations are more relevant and needed than ever before. They are often difficult conversations to have as well because, as a parent, you don’t want to introduce a problem that is not a problem. Yet, at the same time, you need to have these conversations out of necessity.

Thankfully, the Holcomb’s have written their first children’s book that addresses appropriate and inappropriate touches and the sort. They do this through a conversation between Kayla and David and their mom and dad.

The beauty is that it begins with the first two questions in most catechisms: “Who made you?” “God made me.” “What else did God make?” “God made all things.” Then, they segue into the conversation.  This then roots the entire conversation in the Word of God.

Recommendation

Sadly, this book is needed in every home. It is needed in every church. If you are a Christian doctor or other profession dealing with children, you need this book in your office. It is a simple little book that deals with a most difficult and important conversation. I cannot recommend this children’s book enough.