God Made All of Me: Review and GIVEAWAY

Our parent non-profit organization Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out is giving away 2 free copies of Lindsey and Justin Holcomb’s new book, God Made All of Me! It is a simple and colorful way for Christian parents to teach their children about safety, speaking up about abuse, body positivity, and the importance of consent in everyday life.

To read our review of the book and enter the giveaway, click here!

4 comments

  • The book sounds very very timely and is much needed! One thing that bothers me is that the book is trying to express the child’s autonomy and right as a human being to be free of unwanted touch. In many many Christian homes, children are handled, dragged this way and that… their physical autonomy is not respected. This is the first way that children become groomed for further victimization. A child who is respected, not dragged or pushed or hit, will learn that she is respected, that he can say NO! and be listened to in his wish to be free of controlling touch. (I am not saying that one should not grab a child wanting to chase a ball into a busy street! I say that because this is exactly what a Christian mom said to me on Doug Wilson’s site when I was suggesting respect for kids and trying to say “yes” to their expressed needs.)
    I am grateful that books teaching body autonomy are around now and especially those that are directed to Christian parents, some of whom are very very controlling, and use people like Doug Wilson as their guide in scripture. Children need to know that they deserve basic respect, not hard ‘love’ that hits and shames, that blames and cajoles them into submission.

    • I agree! As someone who was abused as kid by my mother, I am shocked at what passes for christian “discipline”. I don’t believe Christ approves of that. My mother even used to force us to kiss her goodnight on the cheek, or to greet annoying, hateful relatives with a kiss. I hated that. I had no idea I had a choice back then. I NEVER would force my kids to do that.

  • This sure reminds me of the different churches I attended over the decades, and the casual brutality often used against the kids present by their incompetent parents. I say incompetent, because such twisted and emotionally stunted people were often coerced into having these unwanted kids in the first place. Religious duty to reproduce and all that. It’s long overdue to expose such behavior as ANTI-CHRISTIAN.

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