God Made All of Me – A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies
By: Justin S. and Lindsey A. Holcomb
David C. Cook Publisher
Illustrated by Trish Mahoney
A Natural Approach to a Sensitive Issue – Protecting Your Child from Sexual Abuse
“God Made All of Me” is an excellent resource guide for parents who want to safeguard and instruct their children against the repercussion and heartbreak of sexual abuse.
The reader is guided through exemplary discussions for encouraging communication with the child, while helping them understand, and identify, the private parts of their anatomy. They offer guidelines for opening conversation about: appropriate touches, maintaining emotions, playing doctor, and identifying people they can trust.
A letter to parents or caregivers intrudes the book and explains the goal opens the book. Each of these helpful conversations are summarized for the parent in final nine final summary statements with explanations as to why each of these areas are important to protect you child from sexual abuse.
Trish Mahoney’s colorful illustrations re-enforce the goal of the authors: “to empower and train Christian communities to recognize, prevent, and respond to child abuse.”