One Million Copies Sold in Series!
Christian Book Award: ECPA Medallion of Excellence
Young children can begin to develop a wondrous appreciation for God’s marvelous gift of sexuality by understanding some of the basics of fetal development. In this book we discuss the growth of a child inside a mother’s body and the birth process. With such instruction, young children begin to develop a trust for God’s law and to see God as a lawgiver who has the best interests of His people at heart. God is the giver of good gifts!
Designed for ages 3–5, and using age-appropriate language and illustrations, this book explains to young children the marvelous bodies God gave them.
Read an Excerpt
"Tell me my story again, Daddy!"
"Okay. You're Paul Jackson, Sarah is your baby sister, you're four and a half, and you live in —"
"No, no! I don't mean that! I mean tell me where I came from! Tell me the story about me!"
"Oh, that story! We would be glad to! Mommy, would you start?"
"Long ago, God knew all about our mommies and daddies, and their mommies and daddies. He knew about your father and me, and your sister and you. And he already loved us all! One reason God made Daddy and me is so we would love each other. Then we could have you and Sarah and love you both."
"And was that why I was born? So that you would have a little boy to love?"
"Yes, and so that you could grow to love God with your whole heart for all your life. God also has some important work for you to do. When you live like Jesus and obey God's rules like Jesus, your life will help other people know more about God. And maybe you will get married and be a father yourself someday."
"And how did God make me, Daddy? First, he started by having you and Mommy love each other, right?"
"That's right! God made people so a man and a woman could love each other, get married, and start a new family. Having a baby is hard work because a little boy or little girl needs a lot of love. When a mommy and daddy are married, they can both give their child their own special kind of love, just what that baby needs."
"Sometimes a mother knows she will not be able to give her baby everything it needs. For example, a woman who has no husband to help her and is very poor might let another mommy and daddy adopt her baby so they can love and care for the baby."
"Was I in Mommy's tummy right away when you got married?"
"No, God waited a few years. Then he took a tiny piece of Daddy's body and a tiny piece of Mommy's body, and made you! That is why you look a little like me and a little like Mommy.
Even so, God does this in a way that makes you different from anyone else."
"At first you were too tiny to live out in this world. God put you inside my body in my womb. God made this special place so you could grow your heart and brain, arms and legs, eyes and fingers and toes. You grew until you were big and strong enough to hug and feed and play with! It takes about nine months to grow that big."(Continues…)
Excerpted from "The Story of Me"
Copyright © 2019 Stanton and Brenna Jones.
Excerpted by permission of NavPress.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.