As a book lover and mom, I like to add books to my family Easter baskets. Thanks to my friends at David C. Cook I got the blessing to have my daughter, Selah read to me Dan & Ali Morrow’s That’s When I Talk to God.
We liked it so much we’re including it in our new friends and family Easter Baskets. Why? Because it helps children feel comfortable about talking to God. Selah is eleven and she believes in God, but she’s had trouble knowing how to talk to Him or if she should. This book has helped her define her own personal relationship. I know the book is targeted to children less than eight, but for a preteen it is very thoughtful. This is a time when she is trying to learn herself and separate from me. Knowing that she can choose when she wants to talk to God instead of just when I say she needs to pray is a preteen thing. I encourage preteen parents to get the book so they can read it to their younger siblings or friends.
Here’s a little more about the book.
Every night at bedtime, Mom helps me put on my favorite monkey pajamas, gives me a drink of water, and tells me a story. Then we snuggle close and she says a prayer before we go to sleep. So begins the story of a girl who thinks praying is just a bedtime activity, until her mother points out that we to God any time, any place, and about anything!
That’s When I Talk to God takes a different approach than many other children’s books by showing prayer in context, through a child living her life and learning through it all the ways and times that she can talk to her Lord. Touching on the concept of God talking back to us makes it even more unique.
Also included in the back of the book is a letter from Lee Strobel, Ali Morrow’s father, encouraging the parents and grandparents who read That’s When I Talk to God to their children.
That’s When I Talk to God by Dan and Ali Morrow
David C Cook/April 2011
ISBN: 978-1434-70018-6/36 pages/hardcover/$10.99