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The Body Book: It's A God Thing! (The Lily Series) Paperback – October 1, 2000

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Here it is … A book that has all the “girl stuff” young girls have been dying to know about. In The Body Book, get the scoop on everything from puberty and cramps to diet and exercise. Filled with fun magazine-type quizzes and imaginative activities, The Body Book not only offers accurate up-to-date information on personal issues that pre-teen girls experience, but also shares it from a positive biblical perspective.

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Here it is…A book that has all the "girl stuff" young girls have been dying to know about. In The Body Book, get the scoop on everything from puberty and cramps to diet and exercise. Filled with fun magazine-type quizzes and imaginative activities, The Body Book not only offers accurate up-to-date information on personal issues that pre-teen girls experience, but also shares it from a positive biblical perspective.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz; Supersaver edition (October 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310700159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310700159
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.3 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #729,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Nancy Rue is the author of 122 books, including 11 novels for adults, 17 for teens, and 61 for tween readers, as well as 2 parenting books, 33 non-fiction books for tweens and teens, and the features for the FaithGirlz Bible. Her Lily Series, published by Zondervan, has sold well over one million copies. Her ability to relate to a wide audience has made her a popular radio and television guest and an in-demand speaker and teacher for writer's conferences across the country. She has been a regular keynoter for The Young Writer's Institute, Virtuous Reality Ministries, and Zondervan's Beauty of Believing Tour for FaithGirlz. Nancy is the cofounder of the Writers Workshops held annually at Glen Eyrie, Colorado and also offers a one-one-one Writing Mentorship program and two-day intensives for small groups of writers. Her latest titles include the Christy Award winning Reluctant Prophet trilogy for adult readers (David C. Cook) The Whole Guy Thing (Zondervan) for teens, and the Mean Girl Makeover trilogy for tweens (Tommy Nelson, as well as the first of three novels written with Rebecca St. James for the New Adult audience. The Merciful Scar. A student of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, sponsored by the Upper Room, Nancy continues her own spiritual journey even as she writes and speaks for mothers, daughters, and would-be writers about theirs. For more information, visit her website at www.nancyrue.com. Nancy's biggest passion is for anti-bullying, and is the co-founder with Thomas Nelson of the movement SO Not Okay.

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115 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Jess on August 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
Have you ever heard of the American Girl book, "The Care and Keeping of You"? This is the Christian version! Ms. Rue and the girls from the Lily series explain, talk about, ask questions, give tips, and more on the subject of adolescence. What's better about this one? It's got God in it. Ms. Rue encourages girls to take all of their problems to God, and provides spaces in the book to write out prayers to our Heavenly Father. I loved reading it, as it has given me knowledge about changes, and what to do with my problems. I suggest it for girls ages 8-14.
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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Michelle M. Cloud on January 31, 2005
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my daughter who is 11-1/2. We have always had very open, honest dialogue about everything and this is a great book for continuing that dialogue. She and I cuddle on the couch and read the chapters together, then we discuss the journaling part and she goes to her room, sits and writes, and prays over the parts that it says to do. It's great.

My only concern with the book is that sometimes it mentions "if your mother doesn't agree with this, that's okay, you need to respect her decision, maybe approach it with her later". It give the feel to me of 'your mom is wrong, but bring it up later.' I'm not crazy about that, but otherwise it's a great book. I will likely check into getting the others in this series.
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By IChooseJoy on January 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
The Body Book is a non-fiction book which encourages girls to embrace the unique and special body God gave them and to trust Him during this time of transition. It explains about the body changes that will occur during puberty and the fun Q&A format provides helpful, practical tips for all the body changes tweens are experiencing. Some of the topics covered are menstruation, body changes, eating healthy, eating disorders, and exercise.

Things I liked:

* All of these issues are dealt with in a Christian manner. They encourage the girls to listen to their moms, to trust them, and be respectful.

* The unborn baby is treated as a real baby right from conception, of course!

* There are a lot of Scripture and prayers included. The girls are encouraged to journal about their feelings and talk to God about it.

* I learned some things I didn’t know that will help me as I help my daughters enter this change in their life.

Things I didn’t like:

* In a short sentence in The Body Book explaining how the egg is fertilized, the book talks about “the guy”, not “your husband.” This is a HUGE mistake, in my opinion and very contrasting to the very godly way of dealing with the other issues.

* There was no discussion of the dangers of Toxic Shock Syndrome related to tampon use (high absorbency or leaving in too long). In fact the book said emphatically that you can’t get sick from their use. Another HUGE mistake.

*. I think 7 years old is too early for this book. Parents, read through it first and see if your daughter is ready for these topics.

(I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review.)
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book! I wish they had books like this when I was a little girl. This makes an uncomfortable subject very comfortable. My daughter really enjoyed this book - she said "Mom, I'm glad you bought this for me - it's really informative." And she is only 10 years old. The author did a really good job of answering the "what if this happens to me" questions. It also addresses the subject of eating correctly, exercising, and staying away from things that will harm your body. My daughter understands that her body is a special gift from God and that she needs to treat it like a precious jewel. The author adds humor to it which makes it fun reading.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jan Soda on September 28, 2010
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Overall this was a great book to go over with my 9 year old daughter just before she started fourth grade. I loved the Christian perspective and my daughter loved the little quizzes. One thing I didn't like was that it assumes the reader already knows what a period is right from the beginning. Even in the period chapter, it assumes you know what is involved. This book was the first time my daughter became aware that a period was more than a dot at the end of the sentence. I would have preferred that it started out with an explanation of what a period was instead of expecting that she already is aware and that she has negative feelings about it.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Girl Talk on September 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
I read this book before giving it to my 9 year old daughter. She loves other books by Nancy Rue. I love the way this book talks openly about the changes a girl's body goes through during her pre-teen and teenage years and how it teaches them to take care of their body. I also love the way it teaches them to ask GOD for help and rely on HIM. But, the part I love the most is that it strongly encourages them to talk to their mom first, or another adult they trust if they have any questions. This is a great book to allow your daughter or a girl you love to learn the important information they need as they begin their journey into womanhood.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mom in God's Training on August 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
I was looking for a book to open discussion with my 10 year old daughter about puberty, however from a Christian perspective. This is it!! It stresses how much God has a plan for their lives and how special they are. It also speaks about talking with your mother but respecting her answer if it happens to be "no". Great book.
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