“Why would people kill babies?”
This is what my oldest son asked me when we were studying Roe v. Wade during history recently. We're nearing the end of our 4th year in our four year history cycle using the Mystery of History, which has brought us to modern times and to this unfortunate court case.
He was glad to hear that the woman who started the case came to know Jesus, but he just couldn't understand why anyone would want to kill a baby in the womb. All he could see was his 3 month old brother sitting with us as we studied history. Why would anyone want to kill a baby like his little brother before he could even be born?
It seems that everywhere we turn these days, life is being devalued. Let me clarify: human life is being devalued and in particular, the lives of the pre-born. Mainstream media tells us to save the whales and to take care of our dogs, but what about our babies? With headlines in the news about fetal body part sales by abortion clinics, it's far past time we do something.
Doing something starts at home. It starts with teaching our children to value life and life in the womb. To value something, they must understand it. We have to teach them what God says about life from conception to birth.
My friend Danika Cooley from Thinking Kids Blog and Bible Road Trip has written a new book to help parents in this pursuit. Wonderfully Made: God's Story of Life from Conception to Birth is a beautiful picture book telling the story of a baby. It's written from the voice of a mother explaining to her child week by week how he or she came to be. The mother talks about the development of the fetus:
“My child, in week Ten, you where the size of a small plum. You and I were connected by an umbilical cord that circulated blood.”
And each page has a Bible verse that shows God's view of pre-born life. Every page and every verse illustrates how He knew us and formed us in the womb.
What was Danika's main goal in writing Wonderfully Made? She says:
“I want children to understand that they're individually and purposefully created by a loving God, and that there is a second birth into the Kingdom of Heaven available to them. Each child is unique and special, and each is loved dearly not only by their parents, but also by their Father in Heaven.
I also want a new generation of children to grow up understanding the marvelous truth of what happens in the womb, and when it happens. I want them to know what Scripture says about life in the womb–both the creation of life and the existence of life.
Both of those goals were heavy on my heart while writing Wonderfully Made, and I'm overjoyed to see the book available to families around the world.”
Wonderfully Made is perfect for expecting moms and new big brothers/sisters. My boys loved listening to the book and seeing their 3 month old baby brother listening with them. Wonderfully Made is also great for use in family devotions, homeschool, and Sunday School classes to show fetal development and what the Bible has to say about pre-born life.
For days after this book arrived, my boys read it over and over again.
My three year old was running through the house one night yelling, “Where is the baby book?”
He was thrilled when he found it on my desk.
My husband read it as a bed time story several nights – he just creatively changed the wording a bit since he was reading it to them instead of mom.
You can read more about Danika's book and download some helpful materials to go with the book on her site here.
Wonderfully Made is now available at Amazon and other bookstore for a retail price of $9.99.
A couple weeks ago, I let you know that you could enter to win this great package of resources. Don't forget to enter! This giveaway ends April 20 at 11:59pm Eastern. Jump over here to enter!
Join us for the Wonderfully Made Facebook Release Party on Thursday, April 21. We'll have even more giveaways and freebies, too! The party begins at 9pm EST, and you can RSVP on the event page.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of Wonderfully Made in exchange for an honest review and launch promotion.