• Colorful Connections

    Colorful Connections
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    Price: $17.99

    ISBN: 9780825447358

    Edition: September 20, 2022

    Pages: 192

    Publication date: September 20, 2022

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Publications

    Category: Christian Living and Devotionals

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    Colorful Connections

    12 Questions About Race that Open Healthy Conversations

    Encourages ordinary Christians to engage in real talk together about race and change

    There are a lot of conversations happening in homes and churches about difficult and timely topics--but when it comes to race, too many Christians stay silent. They may be overwhelmed, or worry about saying the wrong thing.

    Saundra Dalton-Smith and Lori Stanley Roeleveld--two women of different races who didn't know each other well before this project--believe there's a clear path to meaningful discussion about racism with someone of a different skin color. Instead of avoiding hard conversations, they enter a transparent and open dialogue about race, privilege, bias, and discrimination.

    Readers will witness a real-time process as these two women walk their journey of self-reflection, discovery, and healing. Lori and Saundra demonstrate how to give voice to pain without blame, how to express anger without ridicule, and how to ask questions without guilt. After reading the pages filled with vulnerable personal stories, biblical teaching, conversation starters, and practical next steps readers will be equipped to have their own healthy conversations.

    This book is for all who see God in ethnic diversity and want to be part of a true and deep understanding process. In these pages, there is hope to heal the racial divide and bring together the body of Christ.

    Author:
    Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician in Birmingham, Alabama. Her previous books include Sacred Rest and Come Empty. Learn more at ichoosemybestlife.com.
    Lori Stanley Roeleveld
    Lori Stanley Roeleveld has degrees in psychology and biblical studies, but learned most of what she knows in life's trenches, raising children and working with families in crisis. She currently works in Rhode Island with at-risk families or those who have a child with a serious emotional disorder. Lori's previous books include Jesus and the Beanstalk and Running from a Crazy Man (and Other Adventures Traveling with Jesus). She also writes a popular blog at www.loriroeleveld.com.