Monday, November 24, 2014

Small Talk by Amy Julia Becker with giveaway

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.

You are never to old to learn from those younger than you.  Author Amy Julie Becker has first hand experience of learning from children and she's penned that knowledge in her book Small Talk.  Becker shares inspiring refelctions from the small voice(s) in her life, her children.  You laugh, cry and relate with her at every turn of the page.  If you are a mom, more times than not you'll probably say, "Oh, Yeah, I've been there."  You'll be able to relate.  You'll even find a reflection and discussion guide in the back of the book.  The guide is designed to be used personally or in a group setting. 

 I have a copy to giveaway to one of my faithful followers.  This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only please.  I will draw a winner for this book on Saturday, Dec. 6th.  Now how to enter... just leave a comment and a way for me to contact you.  In your comment tell me a family traditon during the holiday season you have in your household.  

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.

Amy’s Website:
Follow her on Twitter here!
Check out her Facebook page here!

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

A copy of this book was provided in exchange for my honest review by ...
 photo gbifalllinelvspumpksqrls_zpseee441fd.gif

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for adding a Scrap of your Life.