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‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz Releases Children’s Book Focused on Prayer

Chrissy Metz
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Actress and singer Chrissy Metz, whose character Kate Pearson in NBC’s Emmy Awarding winning television series “This Is Us” captured viewers’ hearts throughout its six seasons, released a children’s book on Valentine’s Day that encourages prayer.

Titled “When I Talk to God, I Talk About You,” Metz wrote the book with her boyfriend, songwriter Bradley Collins, whom she met on a dating app during the pandemic. The book is written in rhyming verses and is illustrated by Lisa Fields, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Both Metz and Collins were brought up being taught about the importance of church and prayer, Metz told ChurchLeaders.

“My grandmother instilled a routine of prayer in my life at a very young age,” she said.

The two describe the book as a “journey through the dream of raising a child and watching them grow right before your eyes all while supporting their unique path with love and guidance through a tender introduction to prayer.”

“Prayer was always something really important for me, and I realized that you could do it anywhere at any time,” Metz shared, noting that this truth is at the center of “When I Talk to God, I Talk About You.”

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Metz said that her and Collins’ desire for the book is to help foster the idea that prayer creates a connection between a parent and their child, whether biological, adoptive, or foster.

“There’s something really special when you basically can teach a child how to pray. And since a book like this is a gentle introduction to prayer, it was just something that we just felt really encouraged to do—really inspired to do,” Metz said.

“Tonight as you sleep, so cozy and still, God hears your prayers and always will.” (When I Talk to God, I Talk About You)

Collins told ChurchLeaders that he was introduced to prayer at a young age when he prayed for his grandfather who was sick.