God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb

Help your family learn to build a first line of defense against sexual abuse with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb’s new book, God Made All of Me. Their simple and relatable story, designed to help children protect their bodies, will be an important resource for every family with young children. 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.

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{More about God Made All of Me}

God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies (New Growth Press, September 2015)

“God made every part of you!”

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.

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.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Justin and Lindsey Holcomb

{More About Justin and Lindsey Holcomb}

Justin Holcomb, PhD, is an Episcopal priest and professor of theology and Christian thought at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He is the author of “On the Grace of God,” “Know the Heretics,” and “Know the Creeds and Councils,” as well as the coauthor of “Is It My Fault?” and “Rid of My Disgrace.” He also serves on the boards for REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) and GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments). |*|*| Lindsey Holcomb, MPH, counsels victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and is the cofounder of REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade). Lindsey has provided crisis intervention to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and conducted a variety of training seminars to service providers. She is also the coauthor of “Is It My Fault?” and “Rid of My Disgrace.”

Find out more about Justin and Lindsey at http://www.godmadeallofme.com.
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Protecting your child from sexual abuse

New book helps parents teach young children about appropriate and inappropriate touch

7/31/2015 || Seattle: It’s perhaps a parent’s greatest fear — that at some point his or her child will become a victim of sexual abuse. The statistics are alarming: Approximately one in five children will become victims by his or her 18th birthday. Authors Justin and Lindsey Holcomb have responded to parents’ concerns by writing God Made All of Me (New Growth Press/September 8, 2015/ISBN: 978-1942572305/$14.99), a resource for moms and dads who want to protect and educate their children.

God Made All of Me is a simply told, beautifully illustrated storybook for children between the ages of two and eight that helps parents gently start the conversation about appropriate and inappropriate touch. This topic can cause a lot of questions and curiosity in small children, and if answers are given too hastily or abruptly, children can easily hear the message that they should be ashamed of their bodies. This can fuel confusion, embarrassment and secrecy, often preventing children from recognizing or reporting abuse.

Children need to be able to identify and name their private parts, while understanding God made them special and they are worth protecting. God Made All of Me does this in an age-appropriate way, joining with parents as they seek to build a first line of defense against sexual abuse. With colorful, age-appropriate illustrations by Trish Mahoney, the book beautifully conveys the clear message that God made every part of the human body and every part is, therefore, good.

Parents of young children themselves, the Holcombs regularly counsel victims of sexual abuse and are profoundly aware of the dangers kids face. They know a child is more likely to be abused by someone he or she knows than a stranger; 34% of assailants are family members, and 58% are acquaintances. “It is important to teach kids how to say ‘stop,’ ‘all done,’ and ‘no more,’” the Holcombs stress. “You can reiterate this by stopping immediately when your children express they are all done with the hugging or tickling. Your reaction demonstrates they have control over their bodies. If there are family members who have a hard time understanding, explain you’re helping your children understand their ability to say no to unwanted touch. For example, if your children do not want to kiss Grandpa, let them give a high five or handshake instead.”

Allowing moms and dads to approach this topic gently, God Made All of Me will help facilitate open conversations within the family. It will be a critical tool in every parent’s hand as they seek to fulfill their important role of shielding their children from harm. “We want to remind parents some people are looking to prey on our children. We have a duty to protect and prepare them for the world and to fight for them,” the Holcombs explain. “By talking with our kids candidly (and in developmentally appropriate ways) about their bodies, we are setting up safeguards around them.”

For more information about Justin and Lindsey Holcomb or God Made All of Me, visit www.godmadeallofme.com. You can also follow Justin on Facebook (justinholcomb) or follow the Holcombs on Twitter (@justinholcomb and @lindseyholcomb).

Advance Praise

“Talking with our children about their bodies, touches and secrets is an important step in keeping them as safe as possible. God Made All of Me helps parents start this conversation in a way that is not frightening and that affirms the faith traditions of many families.”

~ Victor Vieth, Senior Director & Founder, Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center

God Made All of Me establishes the dynamics for an ongoing, open exchange for discussing the body and healthy boundaries, imparting invaluable skills for your children to establish a spiritual compass, trust their feelings and express their thoughts as they develop.”

~ John T. Chirban, Harvard Medical School Professor and author of How to Talk with Your Kids about Sex

About the Authors

Justin Holcomb is a minister and a professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has a PhD in theology from Emory University and serves on the boards of REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) and GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments). He has authored, co-authored or edited more than 10 books.

Lindsey Holcomb is a former case manager at a sexual assault crisis center and a domestic violence shelter. She earned a Master of Public Health from Touro University.

Together, they helped cofound REST, and they conduct a variety of training seminars on how to prevent, recognize and respond to child, sexual and domestic abuse. They have also written a number of books together, including Is It My Fault? (2014) and Rid of My Disgrace (2011).

The Holcombs live in Orlando and are parents of two young children, for whom they wrote this book.

Suggested interview questions

—What prompted you to write God Made All of Me? What age range was it written for?

—What do the statistics about childhood sexual abuse tell parents about the importance of tackling this topic with their kids?

—You were intentional about using the terms “appropriate” and “inappropriate” when referring to kinds of touch, instead of the words “good” or “bad.” Why?

—Why do you encourage moms and dads to use the proper names when referring to private body parts, even for young children?

—How did you approach talking about this issue with your own children?

—Is there a way to educate your children about this without instilling fear?

—What do parents need to know about child offenders?

—Is it a bad idea to force our kids to sit on an uncle’s lap or to return Grandma’s kiss? What are some ways parents help their extended family understand the physical boundaries they allow their kids to have?

—What are some practical things parents can do to protect their children?

—What advice do you have for parents who want to create an open environment in their home, so children always feel comfortable talking to them about issues related to their sexuality or body?

—What is personal safety education?

—It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, but what should a mom or dad do if he or she suspects his or her child might have been the victim of sexual abuse?

—Tell us about GRACE. What does it offer to the church and families?

Justin and Lindsey Holcomb are available for interviews to promote the release of God Made All of Me. To request a review copy or schedule an interview, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

“Protecting our children begins with conversations that help them understand how to protect themselves. Unfortunately, many parents simply aren’t equipped to have these often difficult and awkward conversations with their little ones. Tragically, sexual offenders realize this and often target children who have never learned how to protect their bodies. The simplicity of the text and the wonderful illustrations makeGod Made All of Me the perfect resource for teaching our children this absolutely necessary information. What I love most about this amazing little book is how beautifully it conveys God’s love for little ones by wanting them to be safe. As a former child abuse prosecutor, I have no doubt that God Made All of Me will be a major contribution to making our world a safer place for our precious children.” —Boz Tchividjian, Executive Director, GRACE; Professor of Law; and former prosecutor

“A lively, engaging, and straightforward little book, God Made All of Me is the perfect invitation to start a conversation with children about their bodies, boundaries, and the people in their life that make them feel safe. This book is both God-glorifying and visually stimulating and our homes and churches will be safer and more joyful places because of it.” —Rachel Held Evans, author of blogger and author of Faith Unraveled and Searching for Sunday 

“I wish my family had this book when I was a little girl because if they did I wouldn’t have the sexual abuse story I have today. This is an important, straightforward book.” —Mary DeMuth, author of Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing After Sexual Abuse

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Reviews

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ *HELP CHILDREN PROTECT THEIR BODIES* BY JUSTIN AND LINDSEY HOLCOMB (BOOK REVIEW)

    This book is relateable to kids because it’s told in a family, story type setting. There are bible versus through out the book which are really nice. For example; “God saw everything he had made. and it was very good.”

    The Dad in the story shares with his kids things like public body parts and private body parts and what that means. I like that he mentions its even okay for kids to say “no thank you” when someone, even a family member, wants to give them a hug or kiss. No child should be made to be affectionate to others.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on October 8, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2XW4KBO24BS04/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • LITFUSE PRESENTS……’GOD MADE ALL OF ME: A BOOK TO HELP CHILDREN PROTECT THEIR BODIES’ BY JUSTIN AND LINDSEY HOLCOMB

    I encourage every parent to buy this book, follow the suggestions of the authors, Justin and Lindsey Holcomb, who have small children themselves, and go through this book with your child. It may save a lot of heartache for you and your child.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on October 7, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AGIUR77JJD6KX/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME: A BOOK TO HELP CHILDREN PROTECT THEIR BODIES’ BOOK REVIEW

    I’m a mom to six kids, ranging in age from 15 to 1. I’m also a foster mom and a part of our Children’s Ministry staff at church. So keeping kids safe is a big part of my life. That said, it can often be difficult to find the right words to talk to our kids about being fearfully & wonderfully made, while also discussing the fact our private parts as areas others shouldn’t been looking at or touching. God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies does an excellent job at assisting parents and affirming children!

    Written by Rockin’ My Mom Jeans on October 6, 2015

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ BOOK REVIEW

    It’s rare to find a book that covers this subject without being scary for young children. God Made All Of Me helps children learn how to protect their bodies in an uplifting, Christ centered tone of voice.

    At the time of receiving this book, I was trying to figure out how to have that conversation with my young daughter. This book opened the lines of communication in a way that was not scary for her or for me.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone with young children. Or for those who work with young children. It’s a must have!

    Written by Adventures In Frugal Land on October 6, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R384ONOF71CDQE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ BY JUSTIN & LINDSEY HOLCOMB BOOK REVIEW

    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.

    Written by Little Homeschool on the Prairie on October 6, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RLL61OW6B3GRJ/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ BY JUSTIN HOLCOMB AND LINDSEY HOLCOMB, ILLUSTRATED BY TRISH MAHONEY

    I appreciate the healthy guidelines and Biblical perspectives presented in this book. One way to prevent sexual abuse is to educate and empower our children to protect their own bodies and to respect others’ bodies. I highly recommend this must-have book to every parent and caregiver of young children.

    Written by Fruitbearers on October 6, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1942572301?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1942572301&linkCode=xm2&tag=living05-20

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ BY JUSTIN & LINDSEY HOLCOMB

    I haven’t seen a better, more simple tool to help teach children how to protect their bodies. This book is very simple and easy to read and understand. A beautiful tool for you to have at your fingertips. There is also a summarized section in the back of the book from two different tip sheets that can be found online.

    Written by The Blended Blog on October 5, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/God-Made-All-Me-Children/dp/1942572301/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

  • GREAT RESOURCE FOR PARENTS!

    At first, I was a little hesitant to read this book to my four and five year old. We’ve covered the subject of modesty, but this seemed a little intense for me. However, I knew it was something that had to be done, so one night we dived in during bedtime stories. I have to say, it was a lot tougher for me to read some of the words than it was for the kids to hear them and it was a lot less awkward than if I sat them down to give them a warning on the same subject.

    I love the concept this book conveys that God made every part of our body and every part is good, but not every part is for sharing. I think the message is clear, concise, and very easy for little ones to understand. I love the fact that heads off possible situations and tells kids “we don’t keep secrets from mommy and dadd

    Written by Growing Kids Ministry on October 5, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2WC74MU38VKU3/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • {{BOOK REVIEW}} | ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    I absolutely love this book. I have three daughters, so I feel it’s especially important that they learn that their privates aren’t anything to be ashamed of, but they are just that…private, meaning no one should ever touch them there, or even make them feel uncomfortable in anyway by talking about their private parts, or by invading their personal space. It is NOT okay.

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on October 5, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9781942572305?%23=reviews&id=6066694647188#reviews

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    With a 4 month old little girl I was beyond excited to receive this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Knowing that it is so important and yet difficult to talk to ones children about such issues I was excited there is a book, and a Christian one at that, to help parents talk to their kids about appropriate and inappropriate touches. This book really is a must for parents as it does a great job explaining appropriate touches and it is told in a simplistic manner easy for kids to understand. I wish it was not something that one has to talk about with their kids, but in this day and age it is vitally important and this book is a valuable resource.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on October 5, 2015

  • {BOOK REVIEW} — ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ BY JUSTIN AND LINDSEY HOLCOMB

    I have been reading this book to my 3 year old, and love that it does several things for us. First, in opens up our lines of communication. She is at an age where she is comfortable talking to me about her “private” parts. Eventually, there will be a time when she is less willing to do so, and the fact that we are taking some of the stigma away from it now helps. Second, this book not only addresses the subject but gives children an example of what to do. There is a page in the book where you can actually write down people who make your children feel safe and strong, so they have a working list of people they can turn to when needed.Last, this book does not shame children and their bodies. Instead, it teaches them that our bodies are made by God, and they are good.

    Written by Momma of 2 Review on October 5, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R37P66KXP73Q1J/

  • EXCELLENT WAY TO OPEN UP ABOUT CHILDREN PROTECTING THEMSELVES

    Not often does a book come along that allows parents to help their children in understanding, on their level, what it means to protect their bodies especially from a Christian worldview. God Made All Of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies is that book. It is shocking to read the figures of child sexual abuse in our world today. Children are warned when not to keep secrets and what surprises are – one should not keep a secret even if there is a threat of harm to their loved ones. They do use the correct terms for body parts, which I know makes some people uncomfortable but they need to know, there is no slang terms used. There is an area in the book where parents can help their children come up with a list of safe people that they can get help or tell if someone touches them.

    Written by Growing for Christ on October 5, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RSOXAI8JCURH9/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A GOOD CONVERSATION STARTER WITH YOUR CHILDREN

    God Made All of Me is a terrific conversation starter for parents regarding the topic of protecting oneself from sexual abuse. The pictures are engaging and the story is told from the angle of parents talking with their young children about appropriate and inappropriate touch. And how a child can tell others no when someone tries to encroach on their personal space. My only wish was that this book came in gender specific versions.

    Written by Created for Home on October 5, 2015

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME: A BOOK TO HELP CHILDREN PROTECT THEIR BODIES’ BY JUST HOLCOMB & LINDSEY HOLCOMB

    This book is presented in a way that is understandable to young children, but doesn’t over elaborate on sexual assault. The focus is on teaching children that they are in control of who touches them (whether that be an unwanted hug, kiss, embrace, or inappropriate touching) and that they can say no. It gives them the words to stay in control of the situation and the power to know that if something ever happens that makes them uncomfortable that they 100% CAN tell a trusted adult (like mom, dad, or a teacher). I read this book with my three children, ages 6, 6, and 8, and they had questions or things to add on nearly every page. It definitely started a dialogue for my family and I am certain it would for yours as well.

    Written by Cristi’s Reviews on October 4, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2N5K3511ZGAZ7/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    If you are like most parents, you probably want to protect your children from sexual predators, but could use a little guidance on how to broach this topic with your children.

    God Made All Of Me is an educational resource designed to help parents teach their 2 to 8 year olds that their bodies are good, that some parts are private, and behavior can be safe or inappropriate.

    Although this is written as a children’s book, the strength of this book lies in the instructions that the authors provide parents on how to educate their children. The tips in the final section of the book are quite helpful.

    The messaging in the children’s story could be stronger. In places, the Christian slant overrides the safety focus.

    This is an important resource for parents but one to apply with discernment.

    Written by Create With Joy on October 3, 2015

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ (REVIEW)

    This review is for the book God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb. This book was created for a very simple person. The authors wanted to bring up a topic that is tough for parents to approach with children, and make it easier to bring up this topic and speak on it on a child’s level. The book talks about your personal body and how God made it perfectly, but how it is your body. For example, the parents in the book explain to their children that hugging and kissing can be great, but at the same time, you should feel comfortable saying “no” to unwanted hugging and kissing (or any touching). The book encourages kids and parents to come up with a list of adults that kids feel safe talking to if something inappropriate happens.

    Written by The Talbert Report on October 3, 2015

  • God Made All of Me takes a subject that can be difficult or uncomfortable to discuss with children and makes it easy. It focuses on how bodies are special and prepares children to have some defenses in place if they ever face a situation of sexual abuse. It sets some rules down for children and parents. The pictures and text were very well done, allowing children to easily connect and understand the messages. A great resource and way to open a discussion with children to hopefully prevent sexual abuse. Highly recommended for parents of young to grade-school-aged children.

    Written by Wishful Endings on October 3, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3HS4YDQYVGW0K/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ BY JUSTIN HOLCOMB AND LINDSEY HOLCOMB #BOOKREVIEW

    My granddaughter was totally engaged during every page and answered all the questions that the book talked about such as “What are secrets, what are surprises?” The book did a really good job in explaining sexual safety. She was very clear about who helped her feel safe and strong plus who she trusts.

    Written by Frugal Shopping and More on October 2, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1V5KKBUCE6D1P/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1942572301

  • EXCELLENT BOOK FOR YOUNG KIDS

    Have you ever wondered how to talk to your kids about how their bodies should be treated by others? We all want our kids to be safe from those who would prey on their innocence, but sometimes it can be challenging to talk about these issues.

    God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies is a new book designed to teach children about safe touch, proper boundaries, and how to seek help if they are in uncomfortable situations. This book is perfect for opening up a dialogue between parents and children in order to train our little ones how to be safe in today’s (unfortunately) messed-up world.

    I am thankful for resources like God Made All of Me so that we can train our children to know about their bodies, be safe from predators, & be able to communicate when they need it.

    Written by Feathers in Our Nest on October 2, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1PWYH9HFU3UTI/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1942572301

  • SUCH A GREAT AND TIMELY SOURCE

    I love this book – how it is so communicative. It gives ways that teachers and parents can help their students and children talk more openly about this.

    Written by kcreatives on October 1, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RUCST7R68PWEF/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1942572301

  • CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW — ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    Before I reviewed God Made All of Me, I had my husband read it. He is a social worker and worked in the area of child abuse for several years. He was very impressed with the book and thought it hit on all the important points and would make a great resource for parents. When I read the book, I was also impressed on all that it covered while still staying brief enough to keep young children’s attention.

    Written by The Loose Screw on October 1, 2015

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    A great resource for parents to start talking to their younger kids about their body and the importance of protecting them. It’s easy to understand dialogue and simple pictures makes it perfect for even younger age groups. This is a must have in any home with young kids and daycare and school settings.

    Written by Just Commonly on October 1, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PTEP97L5SKV3/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME: A BOOK TO HELP CHILDREN PROTECT THEIR BODIES’ {BLOG TOUR}

    As parents, this is not a topic we have any desire to think about is it? We want our children to be safe. We want them to be innocent. We do not want to have to worry about them becoming victims of this horrible crime. But the reality is, this is the world we live in and unfortunately, this is something we have to discuss. We have to be aware of the dangers in the world, and while we hope that they never need to know, we have to make sure our children know what is okay and what is not…and what to do if something ever happens.

    But where do we even begin? How can we teach our children these valuable lessons in a way that is age appropriate and not filling them with fear? The new book addresses just those topics.

    Written by A Modern Day Fairy Tale on October 1, 2015

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ REVIEW

    God Made All Of Me is a book of necessity in my opinion. Justin and Lindsey Holcomb do a fantastic job of approaching a delicate topic in a child appropriate manner. Well written with lovely illustrations, God Made ALL Of Me approaches “private parts” in a loving, gentle, and child appropriate manner that is not at all awkward.

    Written by The Open Window: An Autism Blog on September 30, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1398636042?book_show_action=false

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    I really appreciated this book. I forgot what it was about, and when I opened it to read with my daughter, I thought, oh, a book about creation. But it is so much more than that, teaching children what privates are, why they should not be touched, and why people should not tell them to keep secrets from their mom and dad. It also explains the differences between secrets and surprises.

    With sexual predators so common these days, children need to be taught that it’s okay to say no, even if they don’t feel like getting hugged by the nice old Sunday School teacher at church or by their big brother. And if the touch is more inappropriate, they definitely need to tell a trusted grown up. This is a must read book by all parents.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on September 30, 2015
    Read my full review: www.amazon.com

  • God Made All of Me teaches our children about their bodies and what is ok and what isn’t ok when it comes to their bodies. This book gets straight to the point and discusses the topic in a way that children can understand. The book lists the body parts that are not ok for someone to touch (or even look at).

    Written by Crystal’s Candid Thoughts on September 30, 2015

  • CHILDREN’S CORNER: ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    I whole heartily recommend God Made All of Me. The bold illustrations will appeal to children, and the message is straightforward and backed by Biblical principles and it gives parents an easy way to talk to their kids without embarrassment. And what could be more important than protecting our kids, especially in an increasingly scary world? God Made All of Me is perfect for the home or church library.

    Highly Recommended.

    Written by By The Book on September 30, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3HK3TLQV4C645/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1942572301

  • GREAT CATALYST FOR TOUGH CONVERSATIONS

    I didn’t want to get this book because I didn’t, and don’t, want to ever think about my daughter in a bad situation. But I also am rational enough to know that Baby Girl isn’t in a bubble. As she and I are making awesome strides in potty training, I figured now would be a good time to address privacy and modesty.

    God Made All of Me is a great catalyst for beginning this tough conversation.

    God Made All of Me is a fantastic tool in getting the conversation started. I highly recommend this book to EVERY parent on the planet, especially to those who, like me, wish their child will live in a safe bubble forever. 5 stars.

    Written by Sunrise Avenue on September 29, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1I3J2LBW6530X/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • While this book is a children’s book, I had a challenging time reading it in a way that I think a child would be interested in the story. I found the story to start off a little odd with the question asking.
    There were parts of the story that were very good and the overall book is informative, I’m just not sure it serves the purpose I expected it to.

    Written by Zac Weikal (www.zacweikal.com) on September 28, 2015

  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ BOOK REVIEW

    I appreciate the idea and thought behind this resource. This book deals with an extremely sensitive and important subject, and as a parent of a three-year-old, I want to make sure my son understands what kind of attention is appropriate and inappropriate, as well as how to respect his body and others’.

    Written by WordSmith on September 28, 2015

  • A GREAT WAY TO OPEN UP THE TOPIC OF SEXUAL ABUSE & PROTECTION WITH KIDS

    My children really enjoyed the book and we ended up having a really good discussion and talk about private parts, inappropriate touching, good and bad touches and so much more. With this book, I wasn’t dreading this talk with them. It helped me answer their questions and also bring up really good points my husband and I never really thought of before as parents.

    If you are looking to bring up the sexual abuse and private body parts subject but don’t know how or want a Christian perspective, God Made All of Me is a great book for parents and children and it creates a great discussion with the whole family! I highly recommend!

    Written by The Review Stew on September 28, 2015
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  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME: A BOOK TO HELP CHILDREN PROTECT THEIR BODIES’ BY JUSTIN & LINDSEY HOLCOMB

    This is a book I am glad, so very glad is published for parents and children. As a mother I want my children to know that God made them and every part of them is good but some parts of private. This book allows children to put away the guilt or embarrassment or shame of their private parts–all the while realizing that the private areas as not for sharing.

    Written by Book Reviews on September 28, 2015
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  • A BOOK TO HELP PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN

    This is an excellent resource to use with children to help teach them the importance of telling if someone touches them or makes them feel uncomfortable. God Made All Of Me is written in such a way that children will understand what is being shared and they will remember it if something does happen. The book’s illustrations go along nicely with the text and I felt as if it was written in a way that the concepts will not scare a child, but instead give him or her tools to help protect and help them to feel prepared and safe. I love how the book begins with stating that God has created each of us and each person is wonderfully made.

    Written by Moments on September 27, 2015
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  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME: A BOOK TO HELP CHILDREN PROTECT THEIR BODIES’

    God Made All of Me is a wonderful book for telling your kids it’s ok to say no and to tell on someone who makes them feel uncomfortable. It is written in a kid-friendly story format of parents and two children talking about the subject of touch.

    In the beginning of the book is a letter to you, the parents regarding sexual abuse. Then the rest of the book is for you to read with your child.

    Written by This Mom’s Delight on September 27, 2015
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  • KIDS BOOK REVIEW: ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    In this book the front and end contain information for parents while the middle is a children’s book. This is a very important book there is no doubt about it. I do think that it should be a parent tool to help know how to discuss the issue with your kids. Since the target age range of the book is somewhat wide (ages 2 to 8) I feel it is great for parents to read and discuss with their kids in words appropriate for whatever age your child is. I would not want to leave the book laying around for an child who is learning to read because while it is so beneficial for parents to know statistics it might scare a child.
    There is great information in the back and front of the book for adults so even if you choose to read the middle part as a family who just read it on your own and talk about the

    Written by Creative House Blog on September 25, 2015

  • A GREAT TOOL FOR PROTECTING YOUR KIDS

    As soon as I saw that this book was about helping children protect their bodies, I knew I had to get it for my kids. With all the scary news we hear these days about the sexual abuse of children, it is at the forefront of my mind. I have a seven year old boy and six year old daughter that are now away from me many hours of the day between school and extra-curricular activities. It’s scary. It’s scary to know that they are not always in my control and I can’t protect them every minute of the day. That’s why it’s so important to teach them to protect themselves.

    God Made All of Me teaches kids about their bodies and what is ok and what isn’t when it comes to touching and privacy. This book is very straight forward and bold as it needs to be when it comes to this topic.

    Written by The IE Mommy on September 24, 2015
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  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’ {A LITFUSE PUBLICITY GROUP REVIEW}

    The book itself, although for me as parent awkward, was not at all that way for my children. They enjoyed and absorbed meaning from the text and from the subsequent discussions that they wanted to have upon reading it and repeating the readings. I can easily recommend this book to help take the awkwardness away from a difficult subject, but one that needs addressing.

    Written by Raventhreads on September 24, 2015
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  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    With a young daughter of my own, I’ve wondered how to go about teaching her about her body and how to protect it. The conversation is a hard one to think about broaching with little ones, but is unfortunately one that needs to be discussed from a young age. This book does a wonderful job of helping parents talk to their young children about their bodies and how God made them special. I like that it does so in a way that very young children can grasp. I think it is good to open up the lines of communication from a young age, so that children grow up knowing that their bodies are made by God and not something for people to abuse.
    I am so thankful for this book and think it is a wonderful resource for families and churches.
    I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.

    Written by Inklings and Notions on September 24, 2015
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  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    This book is a great (non-scary) resource for teaching your children about how to protect their bodies, sharing the difference between secrets and surprises and all about private parts.

    Written by Did YOU Hear About the Morgans? on September 24, 2015
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  • A MUST-READ!

    God Made All of Me is an outstanding book. Tackling the issue of how to protect your body is not an easy topic to put into a kid-friendly form, but this book has done it. Informative as well as a colorful and engaging, God Made All of Me reaffirmed previous discussions we have had with our daughter. I particularly liked the information regarding the difference between secrets and surprises as well as the discussion about each person being in charge of the their own body at all times.

    While this complimentary book was provided for review by Litfuse Publicity Group, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

    Written by Once Upon a Storyville on September 24, 2015
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  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    This is one of those books that you cannot not read with your kids. Whether you have sons or daughters, and regardless of their age, it is important to introduce this book and the message that in on these pages.

    This world we live in is evil and sick, and I’m all for doing whatever we can to further our efforts to protect our kids. In God Made All of Me, the message is clear – we don’t let people touch us in ways that make us uncomfortable, and we protect our parts that we need to keep private.

    Written by Ting’s Mom Books on September 23, 2015
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  • God Made All of Me is a conversational book. The story is all in the form of a conversation between parents and their two children, but it’s also a great book to *start* a conversation between a parent and child. Taken from a scriptural stance, the idea is based on the fact that God made me and called it good, and to also recognize that we praise God for how he made us so wonderfully. By first establishing these two facts, we as parents can transition into teaching our children that because God made them and called it good, no one has the right to touch them when they don’t want to be touched.

    It would be ideal if more parents could have these conversations with their children without the help of a book, but I am grateful there *are* books like this one out there.

    Written by Luxury Reading on September 23, 2015

  • GREAT RESOURCE FOR A TOUGH TOPIC

    God Made All of Me provides an excellent resource to help parents approach the very difficult topic of sexual abuse with their young children. The book is filled with colorful pictures, dialog between parents and children, and scattered scripture verses to help children understand what a special creation of God their bodies are.

    The practical suggestions offered in the book include such things as distinguishing between “secrets” and “surprises” and brainstorming to make a list of people who could help the child feel safe. The story is followed by a section written just for parents, providing more ways to help protect children from sexual abuse.

    Written by Southern Gal Loves to Read on September 23, 2015
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  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME’

    Every page is full of color, various fonts, and delightful illustrations. My daughter (6 yrs old) really enjoyed the book and asked lots of questions. I liked all of the Bible verses spread through out the book and the concise and easy-to-understand delivery of the message. This is a book that all parents should read to their children. It’s an excellent conversation starter for a topic that is a must in families today. Highly recommended book for anyone working with children, as well.

    Written by Book Reviews by Tima on September 22, 2015
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  • BEST BOOK TO DISCUSS THE SUBJECT OF SEXUAL PREDATORS!

    I loved this book! It seems to be geared towards children between the ages of 3 and 8, which seems like the perfect age to broach this subject. I know some parents may scoff at the idea of teaching their children the proper names of body parts, but I think it’s important to remember that it may be difficult for a child to come to an adult regarding inappropriate touch if they do not not the proper names.

    Written by Loving Mommahood on September 22, 2015
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  • ‘GOD MADE ALL OF ME: A BOOK TO HELP CHILDREN PROTECT THEIR BODIES’ BY JUSTIN S. HOLCOMB & LINDSEY A. HOLCOMB

    The authors do an excellent job through text and pictures explaining how God created them and what parts of the body are private. And they teach that if they don’t want any part of their body touched, it’s okay. The authors have education and experience which makes them a valuable resource for the topic. This book is a necessity, a copy should be in every parent’s and/or caretaker’s library.

    Written by Beauty in Every Day Things on September 22, 2015
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