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Again and Again Review




Creative God Colorful Us by Trillia Newbell


This is such a timely and wonderful resource for any family. With all the talk of racial injustice and events in our world, especially in the last year, this is such a great reminder of how our diversity speaks to God’s creativity and our human value.

The seven chapters in the book make for a good Family devotional with activities and questions. Each chapter has a Big Idea which helps summarize the concepts for younger readers.


It is another great resource to walk through the gospel, highlighting the inclusiveness that Jesus desired for his church. That our differences, reveal more about God's heart and his deep love for all people.


I look forward to going through this book with each of my kids. It’s so important to have discussions like these, and remember the sweet truths found in this book’s pages.


Happy Reading!



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!


Trillia Newbell is the author of the kids’ books Creative God, Colorful Us and God’s Very Good Idea, a Bible study on Hebrews 11, A Great Cloud of Witnesses, and a Bible study on Romans 8, If God Is For Us, as well as the books Sacred Endurance: Finding Grace and Strength for a Lasting Faith, Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God’s Good Gifts (2016), Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015) and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity (2014). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, True Woman, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She was also a commentator for World Radio (a sister platform for World Magazine). She has spoken at numerous conferences, churches, women’s retreats, colleges and seminaries, including True Woman, The Gospel Coalition Women’s conference, Southeastern Theological Seminary, and more. She spent seven years serving as the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. She is currently an acquisitions editor for Moody Publishers.

Her greatest love besides God is her family. She is married to her best friend and love, Thern. They reside with their two children near Nashville, TN.

Find out more about her books and podcast at www.trillianewbell.com