That’s When I Talk to God

Renee Ann Smith —  June 10, 2011 — 15 Comments

That’s When I Talk to God by Dan and Ali Morrow is a sweet story of one little girl’s discoveries concerning prayer. The story begins with a bedtime conversation between the girl and her mom . . .

“Praying is just talking to God,” Mom explained. “Do you only talk to me once or twice a day?”

“No,” I giggled. “That’s silly—I talk to you all day long!”

“Exactly!” she said. “And you can talk to God all day long too.”

I thought about that for a minute. “But what would I talk to God about?”

“Anything you want to,” Mom said. “Try it tomorrow. I bet you’ll find all sorts of things to talk to Him about.”

Thus begins the child’s eye-opening journey as she finds more and more things to share with her Heavenly Father. We see her turn her failures, successes, concerns, questions, and feelings into conversations with God. By the end of the book, she’s eager to hear what God has to say to her—through His Word.

This book brought to mind my first conversations with God. I remember struggling to find the right words in spite of that niggling suspicion that the things in my life weren’t worthy to put before Him. Then I learned that I could simply pour out my heart and trust my Heavenly Father to sort through it all. I was older than the girl in the story when I learned this lesson, but aren’t we all encouraged to become like little children in our faith? (Matthew 18)

This is a great story to give to any child. I think it would provoke interesting questions and conversations about how little ones can know God and be close to Him. I love the idea of children making God a central part of their lives early on. Dan and Ali have given us a wonderful tool for helping to make that happen.

***Thanks to B&B Media Group for providing my review copy. Follow this link to purchase the book for a precious little one in your life.

Dan and Ali Morrow have a very fun website! Follow this link to check it out. Here are a few things I learned there . . .

Dan tells the story of how they met:

Once upon a time there was a guy who was essentially lost, up a creek without a paddle, that sort of thing. Things were not pretty. Around this same time there was a girl who, for the most part, had her stuff together, but was thinking it was time to find Mr. Right. Next there was eHarmony, someone who sufficed as Mr. Right and some serious happily-ever-after. Sometime between ever and after, they had a couple of absolutely beautiful girls—Abby and Penny Jane—wrote some books, moved to Colorado and composed a little blurb for our website.

Mr. Dan and Mrs. Ali

Fun Facts about the Authors:

Mr. Dan

Name: Daniel Morrow
Age: Not Yet Forty!
Occupation: Space Cowboy
Hobbies: Reading, writing, theology & apologetics, pretending to be a musician, and spending time with his girls
Favorite Food: Mostly those belonging to the brownish or tan food groups
Favorite Joke: “Would you like greens beans or fries with that?”

Mrs. Ali

Name: Alison Morrow
Age: Younger than Mr. Dan
Occupation: Lyrical Gangstah
Hobbies: Reading, writing, blogging, crocheting, forum hopping, spending time on forums, reading her favorite forums, playing with her girls, and more writing
Favorite Food: Spinach and artichoke dip
Favorite Quote:“What Penny?!”

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

15 responses to That’s When I Talk to God

  1. This is a precious post, Renee Ann. I find it contains so much for us adults about prayer and talking to our Father. We really do need to be more like little children. Love the fun author info:) Thx for bringing us some fresh inspiration!

  2. Oh wow. This sounds like a book every parent should have on their shelves.

  3. I think this would be a great book to give just about anyone struggling with prayer. The story does center around parent and child, but the message is true for believers of all ages.

  4. I think this sounds amazing. I totally love it . I love the idea that we all can get just a little bit closer to our Heavenly Father. I love to listen to children when they first learn to pray. They have a wonderful way of communicating with their Heavenly Father.

    • I also love to hear kids talk to and about God! I was reading a Bible story to my 6-yr-old niece and 5-yr-old nephew last night. My niece had to periodically interrupt me to inform my nephew concerning the things she knew that he didn’t. One outburst was, “Praying’s very important, you know!” 🙂 . . . I enjoyed catching up on your site, Patty! The pics of your sweet daughters are lovely. Blessings!

  5. I loved the introduction to the book. It will be a great book to five to grandchildren and are just have one here to read. I love following your blog post.
    Blessings to you!

  6. This sounds like something I would like to give my grandbabies. They are not quite old enough yet though. But soon.

  7. I’m always looking for resources like this to share with our kiddos…thank you!
    ~Kara @ The Chuppies/NOBH

  8. Wanted to tell ya that I just ordered it this morning 🙂

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