A children’s illustrated book is made beautiful by the illustrations! Kids come for the pictures stay for the words. I am grateful for Chase Willliamson and her work in Creative God, Colorful Us. Over the summer, Chase taught my daughter private art lessons. When it came time to find an illustrator, I knew I wanted to reach out to her. But she isn’t an illustrator! The Creative Director at Moody Publishers got creative and allowed me to ask her to paint the pictures inside Creative God, Colorful Us. I still don’t understand how he did it, but I am forever grateful because I knew that Chase would do an incredible job!
She did! It’s beautiful, and I’m so glad you get to meet her today.
Enjoy this interview with the young and talented Chase Williamson.
Have a look at some of the paintings and how they came to life:
I’m thrilled to share that Creative God, Colorful Us is now available for purchase. It is a short, colorful chapter book for kids (ages 6-12+) that shares the truth of God’s Word about His creation, our sin, our Rescuer, and how we can learn to love one another now.
Here’s a look inside:
Chapter 1: God Made You (and He made your friends, too!)
God could have made us all exactly the same, but He didn’t. And our differences are good!
As His children, those called by God to belong to His family, we can actually use our differences to help each other. Here’s some more great news: There are no rules about how we look or sound to be in His family. We have a delightfully different family on purpose.
Every person is made by God, in His image, and therefore is equal in value and worth.
Kids, somehow, already know this to be true.
This short, colorful book (written with grade-schoolers in mind) will share the truth of God’s Word with them. The truth about how we were made with differences, how we sinned, how God rescued us, and how—if we understand that God’s diverse creation will be together in Heaven—it should motivate us to love one another on earth!
A school ordered these books for their students and asked me to sign them. It’s a joy to do so! I can’t fully express the delight, joy, love…you name it, I have in serving parents, teachers, and guardians in this way. Creative God, Colorful Us releases this Tuesday (Feb 2). We’ve been praying and celebrating (see those awesome cookies at the bottom), and can’t wait to hear the stories to come.
If you haven’t heard, when you pre-order Creative God, Colorful Us, you have access to a special group of conversations we’re calling Colorful Us! I wanted to answer some of your frequently asked questions:
I ordered Creative God, Colorful Us before I knew about the event. May I still register?
I am thrilled to share that my newest kids’ book, Creative God, Colorful Us, releases in February! This short, colorful book (written with grade-schoolers in mind) will share the truth about how we were made, our differences, our sin problem, God’s rescue, and how we should be motivated to love one another on earth.
I’ve received so many questions from moms of 6—11-year-olds about teaching our kids about race and ethnicity and the gospel. I hope this starts the conversation and gives kids imagination for what can be in their lives and the world.
The cover art is by a young woman named Chase Williamson. She handpainted all of the pictures! It’s beautiful.
Be on the lookout for more information in the coming days. Until then, you can pre-order Creative God, Colorful Us! Here are a few locations:
Two years ago, the wonderful team at The Good Book Company took a chance on me and my desire to share with little hearts about God’s very good idea. The fruit of this work and partnership has surpassed all my prayers and hopes for what God might do. The video below captures the heart of the book as women of different ethnicities read in English, Spanish, and Korean.
I just learned that my kids’ book, God’s Very Good Idea, is only $5.00 at Lifeway.com right now. That’s more than half-off!
Tonight, I will have the joy of reading God’s Very Good Idea to a group of about 500 kids and parents. I’m overjoyed by the opportunity to serve in this way. I had no idea that this book would go to so many places I’ll never be and encourage the hearts of parents and children alike. Only God can do that! Only He can use something that seems so small and insignificant for the good of His people and His glory.