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!)
Chapter 2: When Everything Went Wrong
Chapter 3: Our Wonderful Rescuer
Chapter 4: More than Getting Along
Chapter 5: A Surprising, Colorful Family
Chapter 6: We Are Different, We are Also the Same
Chapter 7: Our Forever Friends
Be on the lookout for more information and resources to serve you! Check out my page to see a variety of ways you can purchase Creative God, Colorful Us: http://www.trillianewbell.com/creative-god-colorful-us/
Or grab at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3r6AqKK
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!
If you’ve followed me or read my work for long, you’ll know that I have a desire to provide a refreshing narrative to our conversation regarding race and ethnicity. In short, I desire for us to do more delighting, celebrating, and enjoying our differences. To celebrate, my family has taken an intentional approach to Black History Month, and frankly, our life in general.
Last year we cooked through the book Jubilee. Delicious!
Each week we focused on an artist, inventor, historian, musician, or someone related to the recipe’s region of origin. It was a blast!
This year we are taking a different approach. Instead of studying history, we are going to walk through it.
We are focusing our attention on experiencing Black history. Here’s a weekly guide to our Black History Month celebration:
Week 1) We will trace the steps of the Nashville sit-ins through a self-guided tour provided by the city.
Week 2) We are visiting the new African American Music Museum here in Music City.
Week 3) We will learn negro spirituals led by my friend and worship leader Tammy Bulluck (via zoom!)
Week 4) We will make our way to a famous Black-owned business in town, likely Prince’s Hot Chicken.
But don’t you dare thinking cooking won’t be involved!
Since the experiences will focus on African American culture, I thought it would be fun to focus the food on Africa. Each week I’ll be cooking through In Bibi’s Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean.
Each week I’ll share what we did and a taste of what we learned.
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?
-Yes! Go to https://webevents.moodyconferences.com/ (or link in profile) to submit your receipt and follow the rest of the directions.
- When can I view the conversation?
Colorful Us will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 pm in your time zone. You will have access to watch on-demand for one full year!
Find out more about Colorful Us here: https://webevents.moodyconferences.com/
Learn more about Creative God, Colorful Us here: http://www.trillianewbell.com/creative-god-colorful-us/
During podcast interviews, I’m often asked why I write for children and adults. In this short video, I seek to answer that question. I’d love to know what you believe the Lord is nudging you to step out in faith and do.
Hey Faithful Readers and Friends,
After a year of wrestling with the idea, I’ve finally pulled the plug and started a tube channel. One of the main reasons is that I am so busy writing longer-form material and serving Moody Publishers and our authors that I realized writing blogs and shorter articles had become next to impossible. A YouTube channel allows me the opportunity to share more than just my thoughts on current events or devotionals–although I will also do that–I get to do fun things like Chats With My Friends or have guests or even cook! The opportunities are endless.
The YouTube channel will match my blog in that it will still be where life and faith collide. And I will continue to update this site, so please don’t unsubscribe here! But if you’d like to keep up with my videos, subscribe at my youtube channel: https://youtu.be/WmnMczSzXf0
Looking forward to seeing you there!
I don’t know of a more crucial time in my lifetime to engage in important, gospel-centered conversations with the next generation about race and the gospel than right now. My hope is that my new book, Creative God, Colorful Us, will be a resource to help teach the kids in your life how to really enjoy our differences!
And to further equip you, a few of my friends and I got together to have honest conversations about how to talk to the next generation about race, ethnicity, and the gospel. You’ll hear from those in every stage of parenting sharing key insights and ‘aha’ moments.
The best part is that when you pre-order the book you can also receive an event access pass completely FREE.
Order your book and then claim your free pass link in bio! (webevents.moodyconferences.com)
- Pre-order Creative God, Colorful Us, releases Feb 2 (link in bio)
- Go to moodyconferences.com to learn more and submit your receipt
- Join me and many others for honest conversations to help us as we teach the next gen