Saturday, June 7, 2014

Book Review: Growing Up God's Way

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Authors Dr. Chris Richards and Dr. Liz Jones collaborate in Growing Up god's Way for Boys and Growing Up god's Way for Girls to help the child "understand the changes of puberty, how and why they come about, some practical ways to look after yourself and how to honour God by making good choices.

In these two books, the authors want to accomplish a lot.  Do they succeed?  I think yes.

The books themselves are eye-catching in the traditional blue for boys and pink for girls.  There are a lot of illustrations and more importantly Bible verses throughout to make the books enjoyable and informative.  The two books are basically the same information except for about two chapters and some information in the last chapter.  It is short enough to be read before speaking with your children about the material so you can prepare what sections you agree/disagree and/or want to expound upon.

The book wisely not only explains physical changes but emotional ones as well.  It shows the bigger picture behind these changes as God's design for His purposes in our lives.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading the admonitions throughout emphasizing following God's design and not the world's. Two topics I would like to have seen developed differently were the marriage vows and going out portions.  

Overall, the books present the information clearly, thoroughly, and most importantly Biblically.  I would advise parents reading the book beforehand and speaking to their children afterwards instead of just giving the child to read this book individually due to the content.  I think they are a wonderful resource to jump start dialogue.

I received complimentary copy of this book from Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an independent and unbiased review.

1 comment:

  1. Karen,

    Thank you for the participating in the Growing up God's way blog tour.

    In Christ Alone,

    Dave Jenkins
    Book Promotions Specialist
    Cross Focused Reviews

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