God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies
“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. This glorious resource is an investment in care, protection, and honor. I am grateful I get to read this to my grandchildren.”See All
Dan B. Allender Professor of Counseling Psychology and Founding President
The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology; author of The Wounded Heart and The Healing Path
“This is a strange and beautiful book. Strange because its so unique: exploring Gods 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. As a father of four, I highly recommend it.”See All
Michael Horton Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics
Westminster Seminary California
“What I love most about this amazing little book is how beautifully it conveys Gods love for little ones by wanting them to be safe. As a former child abuse prosecutor, I have no doubt this will be a major contribution to making our world safer for children.”See All
Boz Tchividjian Executive Director
GRACE; Professor of Law; and former prosecutor
“Children are bombarded by all kinds of sexual messages, and parents are in the most critical position to provide the first line of defense to protect and guide them to develop a positive and clear voice about their body and sexuality. God Made All of Me shows how to establish a healthy bond with your children to meet the increasing challenges of sexuality in childhood and adolescence.”See All
Dr. John T. Chirban Professor at Hellenic College; clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School; Senior Fellow at Harvard University; and author of How to Talk with Your Kids about Sex
“God Made All of Me is a helpful tool for parents who want to talk with their children about the wonders of the human body in the context of safe and healthy relationships. With a positive tone and clear illustrations, God Made All of Me offers helpful words and actions for children to keep their bodies safe, and to see themselves as Gods glorious creations.”See All
Amy Jule Becker author of Small Talk: Learning from My Children about What Matters Most
It's easy to convey the message to children that their bodies or particular parts of their bodies are shameful. This misconception fuels confusion, embarrassment, and secrecy, and often prevents children from recognizing or reporting sexual abuse.
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 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.
God Made All of Me is the first children's book written by Rid of My Disgrace authors Justin and Lindsey Holcomb. Parents of young children themselves, the Holcombs regularly counsel victims of sexual abuse and are profoundly aware of the dangers kids face. Their simple and relatable story, designed to help children protect their bodies, will be an important resource for every family with young children.
- 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.