About: The Chat

The Chat is a children’s book that has been written to help fathers have the all important ‘sex chat’ with their sons. It is a brilliant Christian resource that acts as a conversation starter.  The book is split into two sections; the first portion helping fathers to prepare themselves for the conversation, whilst section 2 (dedicated for both fathers and sons) is brilliantly illustrated to engage young boys. The Chat discusses the pertinent issues of sex, puberty, pornography and gender.

The Chat is unapologetically Bible based and is written to be read interactively so as to strengthen the bonds between parent and child.


About the Author:

Joel Chelliah is the Senior Pastor of Centrepoint Church, a church that he pioneered with his wife Sharon in 2006.  He currently serves as the State President of the Australian Christian Churches in Western Australia (formerly known as the AOG) and also sits on the ACC National Executive board. Joel is passionate about families and is widely used to speak to men about their role as husbands and fathers.  Together Joel and Sharon live in Perth with their three teenage sons.

Get in touch with me by using the contact form or on Facebook @thechatkidsbook

The Chat Kids Book (for fathers with sons)

32 page plus soft cover, A4 Landscape, Full color publication: $20.00 + $5.00 postage within Australia – Note: Please contact me for international delivery Note: Due to current Australia Post limitations, delivery may take up to 10 business days from purchase


The Chat Kids Book – Pick-up (for fathers with sons)

32 page plus soft cover, A4 Landscape, Full color publication: $20.00 Pick-up option Note: Please contact me to arrange pick-up


“The CHAT is a phenomenal resource! It has helped me frame a shame-free conversation with my son. I strongly recommend this book for fathers with preteen boys.”

Nathan Mclean (Hillsong Church, Australia)

“In all my years of Children’s Ministry I have not come across a resource as good as this to help families approach the subject of sex. I love how Joel has both helped deal with the parent’s potential challenges in themselves around this subject before equipping them to speak to the kids. On a personal level this book is about 6 weeks late for me and my 9 year old son’s awkward chat but it will be a very valuable resource in my household moving forward with 2 more boys. Beyond my personal world, I can’t wait to share this with the wider church and highly recommend to parents, pastors and children’s ministries who are looking to help families, whether their own or others through this delicate conversation.”

Andy Kirk (ACCkids National Leader)