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Product Details

  • Series: God's Design for Sex (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: NavPress; Rev Upd edition (February 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600060161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600060168
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,053 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

You know what sex is. You've heard other kids talking about it, and maybe you've heard it talked about on TV. But TV doesn't tell you everything, and you probably still have some questions. That's great because What's the Big Deal? was written to help kids like you, ages 8 to 11, find the answers you need. This book explains the basic facts about sex and related issues such as: * Why God made adults so that they want to have sex * Why God designed sex to be shared only within marriage * What God actually says in the Bible about sex * The amazing changes ahead of you during puberty * How to respond when you feel sexual pressure from friends, TV shows, movies, and magazines Your parents will read this book with you or discuss it with you as you read it on your own. They'll answer any leftover questions you might have and help you understand what a beautiful and exciting gift from God your sexuality is meant to be.

About the Author

STAN JONES, PHD, provost and professor of psychology at Wheaton College, is a nationally recognized Christian expert on sexuality. He has written books on psychology and Christianity and on homosexuality and has contributed numerous articles to such professional journals as American Psychologist. BRENNA JONES has graduate training in biblical and theological studies and leads an active ministry of discipleship and support for women. Stan and Brenna have three adult children.

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We followed the age suggestion and found that the subject matter was presented in a very natural and positive way.
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I got this book to read with my 3 kids; ages 12, 10, and 8.
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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Wendy on July 6, 2002
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I recently purchased this book to go through with my 10 year old son. I have been so pleased with the dialoge provided in the book! It asks the questions kids really have and helps us parents give answers based on scripture! This book is a wonderful tool for using with your children as you talk frankly about sex and the consequences of going against what the bible teaches. I have already recommended this book to family members with children 8 to 11.
Even though my son is 10 years old now I have decided to go back and purchase the two previous books to this one to go through with him. They certainly couldn't hurt!!!!
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Dean on November 7, 2007
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If you're nervous about telling your child the "facts of life", this book will save you. It goes over all the stuff you might forget and like the book, I highly recommend reading it out loud with your child. Note: it has "parents" parts and "kids" parts broken down like a script/question-answer style; but it's not cheesie.
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76 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Evonne Landwehr on August 24, 1999
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There are two books prior to "What's the Big Deal" and we have used these wonderfully illustrated books with all three of our children. We followed the age suggestion and found that the subject matter was presented in a very natural and positive way. The main reason these books are such a blessing is that we need to tell our precious and innocent children the truth so that they are prepared mentally and emotionally when the "lies" inevitably come their way. Don't wait! Your child needs this healthy information.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By MathMom on September 5, 2008
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I think the information in this whole series of books is wonderful! However, I think the age ranges are a bit off. I don't think a 5-8 year old needs to know the details of sex. I just shared the 2nd book in the series with my 10 year old because she started talking about the word "sex", not knowing what it was. There are some topics in the 3rd book that I didn't feel she was ready for yet, so I will wait a few months. I will certainly give her all that information before she enters middle school. However, I want her to absorb the Godly intention for sex before she has to begin absorbing the ways in which the world has distorted it. That is truly my only suggestion - wait till the kids are a bit older than the book suggests.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Doctor Mom on September 28, 2010
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The God's Design for Sex series is medically accurate and current as of this writing. It presents a clear statement of the evangelical Biblical position on sex, puberty, STD's and other related social issues such as sexual abuse, prostitution and homosexuality. I recommend previewing the book to make sure that your child is ready for the content. Not all 8 year olds will have thought about or are ready to think about the questions that the children in this book are supposed to be asking (e.g. sex in movies, teenage pregnancy, other kids joking about sex, etc.). Also, if you are not a socially conservative evangelical, you may, as other reviewers have commented, find positions in this book (What's the Big Deal) that you do not agree with. In my opinion, however, the material presented is consistent with a literal interpretation of the Bible and is also stated in a non-judgmental way within that context. E.g., some of the quotes that other reviewers found objectionable as stated in their complete context:
"There are some Christian men and women who feel those feelings [like a homosexual] and choose to obey God by not having sex at all. This is how God wants all people who are not married to behave."
"Many people who have AIDS got the HIV germ because they did things that broke God's rule [about sex only within marriage] ... Unfortunately, some people get HIV even if they didn't do anything wrong."
"We must not hate [people who have HIV] or say that we are happy they are dying for the bad things they did. They did bad things, just as we do bad things. We should love them the way God loves us even though we do bad things.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Cindy H on July 6, 2012
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I bought this book when my oldest son turned 10. I was really looking for a book that would help prepare him for the coming changes of puberty, and What's the Big Deal? was a huge disappointment.

There was virtually no discussion of the changes a boy experiences during puberty (though they did include a section about girl's changes). Yet it covered topics that I didn't feel it was necessary to broach with my 11-year-old:

-STDs
-Homosexuality
-Teen pregnancy

My husband and I will discuss these topics with my son when the time is right, but I sure didn't want to hand him a book that would introduce him to ideas that may or may not have already crossed his radar. (We homeschool, so, no, he's not being exposed to the "worldliness" that most kids are.)

Don't get me wrong - I'm not interested in keeping my son in the dark about stuff. We had "the talk" with him when he was seven because he had questions and was mature enough to handle the facts. However, a vague passage on "what homosexuals do" and a section devoted to teen pregnancy is completely unnecessary in my opinion. I'm sure he'll find out eventually without my handing him a book about these issues.

If you're looking for a book to prepare a boy for puberty, THIS IS NOT IT. I recommend The Boy's Body Book instead.
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