Resources on Race and Oneness
Jun 12, 2020
| By Jason Gaston
In Summit Family Ministry our heartbeat is to partner with families to raise up a generation that loves Christ and his mission. One aspect of our partnering is to equip you to have conversations about life and the gospel with your kids. Coming out of our weekend conversation on “Racial Reconciliation, the Gospel, and our Pursuit of Unity,” we wanted to ensure you are resourced to continue the conversation in this cultural moment.
God’s Very Good Idea (Trillia Newbell and Catlina Echeverri) - This book has been described as “a magnificent depiction of God’s image being reflected in all people and the gospel being the salvation for all people too. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and fun. A tool every parent should have in their toolbelt from the beginning.” We couldn’t agree more.
The Gospel in Color (Jarvis Williams and Curtis Woods) - By providing a biblical lens for viewing race, racism, and reconciliation, The Gospel in Color helps kids understand big ideas in a highly accessible way. This resource separates itself from others in that it provides a parent + student guide, discussion questions and scripture memory to go along with each chapter.
God Made Me AND You: Celebrating God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity (Shai Linne) - Because Scripture teaches that ethnic diversity is not something that should be tolerated but rather enthusiastically embraced, Christian hip hop artist Shai Linne helps children, parents, and caregivers to celebrate this biblical truth through a lyrical, rhyming style and colorful illustrations.
Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race and Getting Free from Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us (Benjamin Watson) - Having spent years in the NFL, Watson went viral in 2014 after sharing some heartfelt thoughts on the tragedy in Ferguson, MO on facebook. Those posts on facebook led him to write this book. It’s honest, it’s raw, and it’s hopeful. An easy read and a great starting block for students.
What Is Justice (Bible Project) - Our friends over at The Bible Project have done it again! In this video, they tackle (creatively) what justice is, who defines it, and how it points to Jesus. As always… they do it all through the storyline of scripture.
Black, White, and Red All Over - Why Racial Reconciliation is a Gospel Issue (Russell Moore) - A great sermon on gospel unity and the American Church.