God Made All of Me
A Read-Aloud Story to Help Children Protect Their Bodies
The book starts from the fundamental truth that God created everything and applies that truth to kids and their bodies. The Holcombs equip 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 gives families what it takes to build a defense against sexual abuse!
Parents of young children themselves, authors Justin & Lindsey Holcomb, regularly counsel victims of sexual abuse and are profoundly aware of the dangers kids face. Their simple story, designed to help children protect their bodies, will be an important resource for every family with young children.
- Colorful, age-appropriate illustrations
- Conveys a clear message that God made every part of the human body, so every part is good.
- Facilitates open conversations about appropriate and inappropriate touch
- Overcomes confusion, secrecy, and embarrassment about bodies with truth
“Educating our children about their bodies is one of the most important steps in preventing child abuse. That’s why God Made All of Me is a valuable resource. A simple story with colorful artwork, and theological and practical truth—all packed into one small book. Parents, educators, Sunday school teachers, children’s ministry directors, and many others should pick up a copy today and read it to their young children.”
—Deepak Reju, Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry, Capitol Hill Baptist Church (Washington, DC). Author of On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church
About the Authors
Justin and Lindsey Holcomb live in Orlando and are parents of two young children, for whom they wrote this book. Justin is a pastor and seminary professor. Lindsey now works at home, but previously served as a case manager at a sexual assault crisis center and a domestic violence shelter. Together they conduct a variety of training seminars to service providers, churches, and organizations about how to prevent, recognize, and respond to child, sexual, and domestic abuse.
Lindsey earned a Master of Public Health at Touro University, and Justin earned a PhD in theology from Emory University. They helped to co-found REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade). Justin also serves on the board of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments).