God's Beloved Community: A Picture Book (Hardcover)
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This children's book from the author of Color-Courageous Discipleship makes the God-inspired dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., accessible to all, helping kids and parents answer God's call to move from being color-blind to color-brave.
God created a world filled with vibrant variety—and called it good! From flamingos and crows to shooting stars and rainbows—to all our different shades of hair, eyes, and skin—God declared it all very good. Now God calls us to resist racism and proclaim with him how precious all people really are.
With lively rhyming text, this book takes young readers on a biblical and historical journey to discover more about beloved community. Drawing on the biblical vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it explores how we can create communities filled with God’s love as we delight in our differences, stand up to bullying and unfair rules, and declare with our lives and our love that everyone matters to God.
About the Author
Michelle T. Sanchez, MDiv, ThM, is the senior discipleship and evangelism leader of the Evangelical Covenant Church, a vibrant multiethnic denomination of more than 875 congregations. Michelle completed seminary degrees at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and spiritual direction training at Boston College. She speaks frequently at conferences and other gatherings and is a regular columnist with Outreach Magazine. Michelle has enjoyed crossing colorful cultures in thirty countries and territories around the world. She and her husband, Mickey, live with their two children in greater Chicago.
Camila Carrossine lives in São Paulo, Brazil. She has been drawing ever since she was a little girl, first on the walls of her bedroom and now on the pages of books. With a degree in fine arts, she considers herself a visual storyteller and loves to mix traditional and digital techniques in her illustrations. When she’s not illustrating children’s books or working on animated films, she loves reading, traveling, and walking barefoot.