Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pure Foundations Books (Review)

The "birds and the bees".... Yes sir, this is the topic that can strike fear into the heart of almost any parent!    Author Jim Burns has written two age appropriate books to help parents to teach this important topic from a scriptural vantage point!

God Made Your Body, Jim Burns, 978-0-7642-0211-7

Pure Foundations: God Made Your Body is written for children ages 3-5 years of age.  This book has color photos of children showing the differences in skin, hair and eye colors.   The focus is on how God created each of us as alike in some ways, yet different in other ways.  The differences leads into the differences between boys and girls. These differences are explained in very simple terminology, using proper names and vague drawings that have the detail needed, without crossing the line of "TOO MUCH INFORMATION" for little ones to digest.   The author wraps up the book with Psalm 139:13-16 to reinforce the point that God created us.

How God Makes Babies, Jim Burns, 978-0-7642-0210-0

Pure Foundation: How God Makes Babies is written for 6-9 year olds.  The book focuses on marriage, and His plan for the creation of babies.  Again, the author uses proper terminology and slightly more detailed drawings of the differences between boys and girls.  As the book progresses it walks a child through the various stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery, again with simple drawings, nothing graphic or too intense.  Labor and delivery are explained in simple terms, no photos here folks! 

Here is a direct quote from the book, that gives you a direct insight into the heart of the writer, and the heart of God.

"Sharing your private parts is something to save for your husband or wife when you are grown and married.  That is God's wonderful plan."

Author Jim Burns does a wonderful job of covering this topic in a tasteful, educational and Godly way.  Scripture is added throughout both books.  The overall emphasis is that God created us and that we are wonderfully made.

Disclosure: This product was provided to our family for free by Bethany House. Reviews and opinions expressed in this blog are my own and I have not received any compensation for this review.

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