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.