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Our goal is to have adult children who value the sanctity of life. We start when they are toddlers, telling them about how God created them and that babies are a blessing. As they get older, we look into the intricacies of the human body and marvel at how God’s design for pregnancy and birth are so amazingly complex.
We want our children to understand that life starts at conception. Danika Cooley’s beautiful new book, Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth, is a fantastic tool for explaining how a baby develops in the womb. It is written from a mother’s point of view and every page points to God’s plan.
Each page contains detailed illustrations, scientific facts, and scripture. I appreciate that the beautiful families throughout the pages are different races. Red, brown, yellow, black, and white – they are precious in His sight.
Did you know…
- the heart starts beating at four weeks?
- all internal organs except lungs are working by week 8?
These are important things for our children to know! The world will try to tell them that a fetus is just a clump of cells, or that it is not fully human until a certain gestation week. They need to be grounded in truth and view a baby as a gift from God no matter what circumstances surrounded the conception.
My favorite part of Wonderfully Made is at the end, when Danika seamlessly transitions from the joy of birth to the Gospel. She tells of a day that is even more wonderful – when we are born again into Christ.
Aimed at kids 5-11, Wonderfully Made is perfect for families expecting a baby or for kids who are questioning, “Where did I come from?”. At only $9.99, this hardback book makes a lovely baby shower gift.
Connect with Danika Cooley:
Danika Cooley is a married mother of four, a grandmother, a curriculum developer, and a writer. Danika’s three year Scripture survey for preschool to high school, Bible Road Trip, is used across the globe. She blogs about godly parenting and homeschooling resources at Thinking Kids.