Every day, one of Amy Julie Becker’s children says something that prompts her to think about life in a new way.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 book is part memoir, and part devotional, providing parents with a glimpse into a child's mind, and examples of ways to continue the conversations with their own children. It's well worth the read, because sometimes the questions of a child are the best ways for us to examine what we ourselves believe. It's also helpful to read how other parents handle those tough questions, to help us figure out what will work in our own situations.