Tuesday, October 6, 2015

God Made All of Me by Justin & Lindsey Holcomb Book Review

Talk to Your Kids About Sexual Abuse Before It's Too Late!


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—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. The first children’s book written by Rid of My Disgrace authors Justin and Lindsey Holcomb is published by New Growth Press and illustrated by Trish Mahoney.  

My thoughts:

God Made All of Me A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies is a must have book these days. It makes me sad that we have to teach our children about this subject at such a young age. For some parents this is a hard subject to convey to our children. There is something about having a book to be that ice breaker to start a heart to heart conversation with our kids. For some parents they are even uncomfortable talking about such a heavy and scary subject. We think it could never happen to our child. The reality is that it cannot be ignored as it usually happens from someone we know.

The illustrations are eye catching for a child to keep their interest. It doesn’t beat around the bush with the names of our bodies. It’s taught in a Christian worldview with scripture verses within the pages.

I like that it gives several situations for a child to understand and that our body is private and there should never be any secrets with situations like this. What if you’re uncomfortable around someone and you don’t really know why? Always tell a trusted person no matter what.

There is an extensive section for the parent that has statistics and is an eye opener.

I read this to my 12 year old daughter with special needs as I don’t want someone to take advantage of her mental ability. Granted we have talked about it numerous times but, I want to reinforce this over and over with her. My nine year old son also listen in.

I highly recommend this book to any parent or grandparent. The reality is that we can’t be naïve and think it will never happen to our family. No longer is it safe to assume that it can’t happen to someone you love. Give your child something that will protect them and that is the power of knowledge to know what is right and wrong.

Litfuse Publicity Group has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. In no way was I asked to give a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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