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God Made Me in His Image: Helping Children Appreciate Their Bodies (eBook)

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Description

One day, a group of students and their teacher travel to a zoo safari park to learn all about the different animals. During a fun jeep ride around the park, the guide shares fascinating information about lions, rhinoceroses, elephants, buffalo, and more, pointing out distinctive characteristics about each animal’s body and how those qualities make the animals special. Along the way, the children start to notice how their differences in appearance make each of them special too. Their teacher helps them reflect on their own body image and teaches them how they were created uniquely in God’s image. 

Because bodies can be confusing and sometimes embarrassing to children, Justin and Lindsey Holcomb wrote God Made Me in His Image for parents to use in helping their kids understand how God made their bodies in his image. Parents and caregivers can use this powerful book, illustrated by Trish Mahoney, to help children understand their feelings about their bodies and help them accept them by highlighting God’s loving design of our individual physical characteristics.

God Made Me in His Image is part of the God Made Me series which equips parents to have important, impactful conversations with their children, helping them to grow in understanding of God, themselves, and others. Each book in the series contains a special section just for parents and caregivers that provides biblical guidance and offers additional information and resources for talking about the topic addressed in the story.

AUTHOR

Justin Holcomb, PhD, is an Episcopal priest and professor of theology and apologetics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. Justin is a City Network Leader for Made to Flourish. He serves on the boards of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments), Heart Support, and Leaders Collective. He has authored, coauthored, or edited more than fifteen books on numerous topics, including sexual assault, domestic abuse, biblical studies, and historical theology. He and his wife, Lindsey, coauthored the award-winning children’s book God Made All of Me and God Made Me in His Image

Lindsey A. Holcomb, MPH, works at Samaritan Village, a safe home and therapeutic program for adult survivors of sex trafficking. She is a former case manager at a sexual assault crisis center and a domestic violence shelter and is the cofounder of REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade). Together, Lindsey and her husband, Justin, conduct a variety of training seminars on how to prevent, recognize, and respond to child, sexual, and domestic abuse. She is also the award-winning coauthor of Is It My Fault?Rid of My DisgraceGod Made All of Me, and God Made Me in His Image. The Holcombs live in Orlando and are parents of two daughters. 

ILLUSTRATOR

Trish Mahoney is a graphic designer and illustrator in Seattle where she runs The Mahoney Studio with her husband, Patrick, also a designer and illustrator. They have two children, both budding artists too. Trish is the illustrator for the God Made Me series and The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible.

Additional Details

SKU:
9781645071723
UPC:
9781645071723
Author:
Justin S. Holcomb
ISBN-13:
9781645071723
Publication Date:
02/22/2021
Format:
eBook
Page Count:
32
Age Level:
4-7 Years
Gender:
Unisex
Series:
God Made Me
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    Helping children appreciate their differences

    Published by SHIRLEY ALARIE on 03 17 2021

    God Made Me In His Image – Helping Children Appreciate Their Bodies is a timely topic that tackles the self-consciousness of bodies, especially the things that make us ‘different’. However, it’s more than the typical “you’re beautiful the way you are” theme. God Made Me In His Image does aim to boost children’s acceptance of their bodies and differences from one another, but lays down a solid Biblical foundation with the message. Ruthie and Mateo’s school bus trip to the safari proves to be a fun adventure of seeing animals (otherwise known as God’s creation) and learning about what makes them unique. We see a similar diversity among the children on the bus. Mateo’s big ears, Ruthie’s frizzy hair and freckles, and Willow’s birthmark. When the children visit the Big Five animals – the most famous of the African animals – they explore the differences among the animals to further celebrate uniqueness and beauty in God’s creation. The teacher uses Psalm 139 to explain that God put us together and designed us with a purpose. He knew exactly what he was doing when he created each one of us differently. The extra resources included at the end of God Made Me In His Image are helpful for parents and educators. One includes guidance about body image to help children accept and celebrate their uniqueness. The other includes facts and information about the Big Five animals in the story.

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