Ultimate Girls' / Guys' Body Books
There are no stupid or silly questions when it comes to how a young person's body is changing. Dr. Walt Larimore takes 30 questions that young men often ask (or want to ask) and 35 questions from girls, and gives solid, Biblical responses to ease their minds and help them understand during a very confusing time of life. The book begins with a note to parents, because this isn't a topic that parents just love to attack, and explains how to handle this difficult time. He offers two options for using the book - 1) read and study the book with your son or daughter, 2) read through the book and then give it to your son or daughter, if they are mature enough to deal with the content. Be available to discuss the topics in a one-on-one setting to provide opportunities for communication and bonding. The Guys' book is written to the young man ten to thirteen years of age, and the Girls' Book to girls nine to twelve. There is a note of encouragement from the doctor along with some appropriate scripture: "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." I Timothy 4:12 (for the guys), and Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" (for the girls).
One chapter is devoted to each question but isn't overwhelming for the reader. Humorous black and white illustrations are found in each chapter along with a short vignette or information, facts and, of course, scripture. Some of the questions addressed in the book are difficult and very matter-of-fact, so be sure your child is ready for the information being presented. Although this period in a young person's life may be difficult, Dr. Larimore has done his best to make the transition to adulthood a bit easier with information and God's word for guidance. So, if you've been dreading "the talk" or aren't sure how to answer the myriad of questions as they grow into young adults, let Dr. Larimore lend a hand. ~ Donna