Before I Was Born

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Author: Carolyn Nystrom

For children ages 5-8.

Before I Was Born is the second book in the GOD'S DESIGN FOR SEX series, written to be read with children ages 5-8.  With an age-appropriate, straightforward text and informative illustrations, Before I Was Born explains sex as a special gift God gives to a husband and wife and covers such topics as:
1) Why God made boys' and girls' bodies different;
2) God's plan for loving marriages and families;
3) The basic facts about intercourse, presented in the context of marital love and intimacy;
4) Conception and fetal development; and
5) Childbirth and breastfeeding.

Created to answer the questions inevitably asked by young children, Before I Was Born will help you give your child a vital head start in understanding God's intended purpose for procreation and sex.

Other books in this series include:

  • Story of Me (for ages 3-5)
  • What's the Big Deal (ages 8-11)

About the author:

Carolyn Nystrom received her BA and MA from Wheaton College and is the author of more than 80 books, about half of which are written for children. She co-authored Guard Us, Guide Us: Divine Leading in Life's Decisions and Praying: Finding Our Way through Duty to Delight with theologian J.I. Packer, and Before I Was Born (God's Design for Sex) with Sandra Speidel.  She has also written numerous articles and inductive Bible study guides for both teens and adults.  In addition to actively serving in her church and community, she has been a foster parent, an elementary schoolteacher, and a book editor.  Carolyn lives in the Chicago area with her husband and they have four grown children.