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About the Author

Larry Christenson is an ordained Lutheran minister, bestselling author, and popular speaker. He and his wife travel extensively, speaking at conferences, in colleges and seminaries, and in congregations. They make their home in Minnesota.
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Product Details

  • Series: Bethany Backyard
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764223410
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764223419
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The rhyme was beautiful and very appropriate.
D. Moore
The illustrations are gorgeous, but more importantly I think it gives enough information without either grossing the child(ren) out... or leaving them wondering.
DaGreeksWife
This book helped me explain the topic in a way that I NEVER would have been able to on my own.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book! We have so many books in our home that I hadn't even realized how great this book is. My mom had gotten it and I had totally forgotten about it until my 6 year old grabbed it for a car trip. There's a special section at the end talking about adoption and about how Jesus was adopted by Joseph.It discusses the virgin birth very well which, let's face it,can be a little tricky for any parent. The 2 different texts-large print for ages 3-8 and the smaller print for 9-14-is a great idea.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 6, 2003
Format: Hardcover
When I was a kid my parents bought a few books about the birds/bees that were rather graphic (in my opinion) and left me thinking that in order for a child to be conceived the couple had to be "in love". So when I went shopping for a book to read to my children I read each one with a rather critical eye for the *whole* truth about how babies are conceived. This book covers conception and more in a way that is honest but also age appropriate. My 8 year old daughter has asked some interesting moral questions (related to sex) and this book answers them in a way that I feel is sensitive as well as Biblically sound.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By jwm619 on January 26, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I've got to say that I agree with the other 1 star review in saying this book has grand potential to be a stumbling block for children. I remember reading it when I was young (old enough to read the small print), and due to the pictures of naked couples I felt a sense of shame because I wanted to look at those pictures more than the others in the book. I know as an adult that the shame I felt was due to the intimate nature of those illustrations. I certainly felt like I was sneaking a peek at something that wasn't intended for anyone else's eyes (not even grown ups)! I think showing couples together with their clothes on, enjoying each other in everyday scenes that children are familiar with, and leaving the explanation in words rather than specific pictures, would have given me the necessary information while leaving enough to wonder about and discuss with my parents. As it was, I felt embarrassed to ask my parents any questions about the information because I was so embarrassed by the naked grown ups in the pictures!
As a parent of three children, I have looked for a book to give information that is age appropriate, while not feeding the desire to keep looking at something children know they shouldn't be seeing. I have found the series "God's Design For Sex" to be excellent! We've only used the first 2 out of 4 books and are considering moving onto the third since our son is within the recommended age range now. The first two books we have used do an excellent job of giving information that is accurate without intimate pictures that leave children feeling like they shouldn't be looking.
Another reviewer called this book "soft porn", and unfortunately I'd have to agree. Just because the couples in the illustrations are married (or drawn and not photographed) doesn't make it ok for children to be able to see what is going on in this intimate act (even if the "private" parts are covered).
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By blessed on March 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
images not appropriate, please refer to every man's/woman's battle books to understand what I mean. i know what sparked impure thoughts in me and my cousins and this book has it. there are several pictures of nude couples (course u cant see the private parts). Adam and eve where eve is facing away from the audience with her legs spread eagle and adam has his hand halfway up her thigh, for example. now my kids are very keen on that stuff and thats just not a seed i want to plant or grow roots. dont get me wrong, we dont keep our kids under a rock, how can u anyway with public school. but we want to teach them the best response. also content is terrible attempt to teach what sex is and what purity means. is not biblical at all! i bought 2 different books to approach this topic and puberty along with purity. this book written in a "law bound" mindset-"you HAVE to stay pure because its the right thing to do" type stuff rather than explaining the truth and giving that responsibility to the child in a way that is edifying rather than condemning like this book does. the other book that i ordered, What Is God's Design for My Body (The Miracle of Creation Series) Susan Horner, which does an AWESOME job explaining the value the kids have in Gods eyes and purity is a great way to show value to yourself God and others. (i am horrible with explaining these things, that why i am searching for something to explain it cuz i wasnt raised this way. though i have a good understanding the words just arent there yet. i already loaned it to a friend so i cant quote and give a great example. so know that my words to express this 2nd book are lacking). she does a good job explaining puberty especially on the boys end(girls is great too but boys i find to be more difficult) with wet dreams and such.Read more ›
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By bea florez on March 17, 2006
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Nicely laid out. I was having trouble getting thru "the talk" with my kids this made it a little easier. Good explanations. I was still a little embarrassed to read it.Presents the act of love making as a gift from God that should be shared within the boundaries of marriage.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer R Wagnon on November 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book, with a Christian perspective on explaining sex to kids. It has 2 sets of text, one for younger kids and a slightly more advanced set for older kids. It touches on several areas including conception, pregnancy and adoption. It is definitely for the Christian family as it discusses Adam and Eve and Christ's birth among other things such as Christian morality. A wonderful starting point for discussion with your kids. My 2 girls (5 and 3) loved it when their younger brother came along.
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