Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Ultimate Guys' Body Book by Dr. Walt Larimore


Award-Winning Family Physician "Dr. Walt" Answers Tough Questions Guys Want to Know, But Don't Want to Ask.

Written especially for ages nine through twelve, award-winning family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, offers inspirational anecdotes to help boys tackle the strange and unfamiliar areas of puberty. Topics covered in the book include:

What's happening to my body?
I've got BO-What's a guy to do?
My acne is scary! What's wrong with my face?
Diamond vs. Sterling, are body piercings bad?
My breasts are growing! What's wrong with me?

In this highly-anticipated new book, Dr. Larimore also writes with a Christian perspective, encouraging boys to consider their changing bodies as unique creations and what it means to be a "real man of God."

As seen on, and "Focus on the Family's Health," Dr. Larimore is highly relatable to boys and their parents, giving great advice and information while providing communication starters to help parents connect with their sons.

As Dr. Larimore writes in the book, "THE ULTIMATE GUY'S BODY BOOK is designed to assist you in one of the most imporant and difficult jobs you'll ever have-raising and nurturing a young man to become physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually healthy."


Walt Larimore, MD, is one of America's best-known family physicians and has been listed in the Guide to America's Top Family Doctors and the Best Doctors in America. He has been a family physician for nearly thirty years, written or cowritten over twenty books (including a Silver Medallion award winnter and three God Medallion nominees), and has hosted nationally syndicated health features for radio and TV, including "Focus on the Family's Health." Dr. Larimore has appeared in interviews for national news programs such as FOX News's Health Network, CNN and "The Today Show," and notable publications like the Washington Times, Boston Globe and the New York Times. He and his wife have two grown children and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


I think this is a great book for adolescent pre-teen and teen boys. Each subject is covered factually, honestly, and to the point. At the end of each chapter the author gives biblical verses pertaining to the subject discussed. In each chapter the author assures the guy that what they are experiencing in their body is normal and that each guy is created specially by God and growing at the pace that God has for him. The author not only deals with guys going through puberty but he also touches on body piercings, tattoo's, and alcohol use. He explains the dangers of each. I also liked at the end of each chapter the author gave a fun trivial fact about real life people. I think that the author has written a book that a boy can read either on his own or use to go through with his father or a trusted adult.

Thanks to Zondervan for my copy.


  1. The cover is cute. Are there fun illustrations all through the book?

    1. No illustrations :) except for little facial expression ones.