Creative God, Colorful Us Review

Book Review: 

This is a great resource for grade-school and middle-schoolers to better understand the gospel as well as the beauty in the diversity of God's family. Just as a body has different organs with different functions, God's family, filled with Christians from different parts of the world, all have an important role in the Body of Christ. Our different abilities, color of our skin, personalities, and other distinctions are all valuable, so we are called to love one another's differences and rejoice in our similarities (that we are all created in God's image, that we are all forgiven and saved by Jesus, that we all have worth and dignity as His children). Trillia explains the gospel in a fantastic way through the first half of the book, with applicable examples an images for young readers, but still deep enough for adults to mull over as well. And then she focuses on how to love one another and celebrate our differences as a reflection of our Creative God. For each chapter, she had a Big Idea, a summarizing statement that she encouraged readers to memorize by creating a song, rap, or chant. She also has a discussion section and a corresponding activity at the end of each chapter. There are illustrations that help convey the messages of each chapter without distracting the reader or appearing to childish for and older child or pre-teen. I really enjoyed reading through this small but impactful book, and plan on reading it to Elliot when he is older.

Rating: G
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review, which I have provided here.