Sunday, October 11, 2009

God Made Your Body

God Made Your Body
Written by Jim Burn
Published at Bethany House

About the book
Laying the Foundations for Healthy SexualityAn Age-Appropriate Resource for Ages 3 to 5

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, God Made Your Body introduces children ages 3 to 5 to the basic idea that God created our bodies. Addressing topics such as how boys and girls are different, it also emphasizes how each child is unique and special to God.

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.

Who is Jim Burns?
Jim Burns founded the ministry of HomeWord in 1985 with the goal of bringing help and hope to struggling families. As host of the national radio broadcast HomeWord with Jim Burns, Jim's passion is to build God-honoring families through communicating practical truths that will enable adults and young people alike to live out their Christian faith. In addition to the radio program, Jim speaks to thousands around the world each year through seminars and conferences. He is also senior director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University and an award-winning author, whose books include Creating an Intimate Marriage, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality and Confident Parenting. He has been featured through numerous media outlets including CNN, ABC, Focus on the Family, and Library Journal. Jim and his wife, Cathy, have three grown daughters and live in Southern California. Visit

My Thoughts
I recently had the opportunity of reviewing the book God Made Your Body from Jim Burns. I already own the series God’s Design for Sex published at NavPress. This book seemed different because there were real people on the cover.

I took the time to read the book entirely. This is quite different from the book I owe already for the same age. The content is similar in both books but it is presented differently. In the book God Made Your Body, Jim Burns uses simple terms so the child is not overwhelmed with information. The author also made sure that the reader knows about the fact that people (kids) come in all sort of shapes and sizes as well as different colors. But God made them all. He also explains the differences between boys and girls by using the proper terminology. I think it’s great because I believe that every child should know the proper names for their body part.

The author also goes through the information on how babies are made without expanding too much on the subject. He then presents the baby’s growth at various times during the nine month of gestation. Not all child come from a natural birth in a family, sometimes adoption is needed. The author do explains this particular way of having children. I am grateful that Jim Burns did touch this subject since adoption is part of our extended family. However, in the same kind of idea, I think the author should also have included the fact that sometimes child are born “special” because of various reasons (trisomy, missing a leg or an arm,…).

I think this book is a must if you don’t own an age-appropriate resource about sex for your 3-5 years old child. It is a wonderful addition for your own library and will help you to lay down a healthy foundation for sexuality.

God Made Your Body is available everywhere even at or

I want to thank Bethany House for the opportunity of reviewing this book. I have not received any compensation to do it.

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