Sunday, November 16, 2014

Small Talk by Amy Julie Becker {Book Review & Giveaway!}

After reading this book, the first word that comes to mind- precious. 

Amy Becker captivates the essence of what many parents long to never forgot- simple words from their children. Those simple conversations dear to our hearts. Especially, when you realize having children are God's gift to change you. Gods gift to draw you closer to Him. 

She is not writing a book on "how to" parent, but it definitely helped me to take time to listen to my little toddlers. As Jesus said, "for is such is the kingdom of heaven." They are little joys and how much we can delight with them in their child like faith. 

Julie is a mother of three, one with down syndrome. I am very excited to pass along my book to dear friend whom as experienced such a blessing.

You can hear her heart regarding Small Talk in the video below. OR read excerpts/purchase Small Talk from Zondervan.

Again, worth the read! I get to offer you a FREE copy!! :D Too, it would be a great gift for a new parent or us "seasoned" with little ones.

Giveaway will end on December 1st, please spread the word! Enter below :D

About the book: Softcover / 230 pages
Every day, one of Amy Julie Becker’s children says something that prompts her to think about life in a new way. “Mom, does Santa love me?” William asks, after his mother explains the meaning of Christmas…In a chat with her dad about the children who died in the Sandy Hook shootings, Penny asks, “Did they go to heaven?” …”You was a jerk, Mommy?” asks Marilee one morning in the car.
These conversations deepen Amy Julia’s relationships with her children, but they also refine her understanding of what she believes and what God is doing in her own life.

In Small Talk, Amy Julia draws from the wisdom and curiosity of those young voices to reflect on beauty and kindness, tragedy and disability, prayer and miracles. As she moves through the basic questions her kids posed when they were very young to the more intellectual questions of later childhood, she invites us to learn from our own day-to-day conversations with the children in our lives.
This eloquent parenting memoir is about the big questions little hearts ask, the thoughts their words provoke, and the laughter and soul-searching their honesty brings—to adult and child alike.

About the author:
Amy Julia Becker writes about faith, family, and disability for, the New York Times Motherlode blog,, The Huffington Post parents page, Christianity Today, The Christian century, and numerous other publications. Her first book, A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, was named one of the Top Ten Religion Books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly. Amy Julia lives in western Connecticut with her husband and three children.
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