Concordia Publishing House, the publishing arm of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, has announced that its bestselling children’s series, God, I Need to Talk to You About... has reached the 1 million mark in sales. The series, for readers ages 4–7, launched in 1984 with eight titles.

In 2003, Concordia re-published those eight titles and began adding books; four new titles are planned for July 2012. Some of the current 20 titles have been translated into Korean, Spanish, and Polish.

Written from a child’s point of view, the books, which treat topics like sharing, bad manners, and whining, “show, in words and pictures, that although we all do things we shouldn’t, we can move past it,” said editor Peggy Kuethe.