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The Color of Life
The Color of Life
by Cara Meredith

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New York, NY: Zondervan (pub: February 5, 2019)

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A writer and speaker with a mixed-race family, Cara Meredith's captivating memoir paints the way from colorblind ignorance to racial healing through the power of God's love and reconciliation.

Cara Meredith grew up in a colorless world. From childhood, she didn't think issues of race had anything to do with her. A colorblind rhetoric had been stamped across her education, world view, and white-Jesus theology.

Then as an adult, Cara's life took on new, colorful hues. She realized that her generation, seeking to move beyond ancestral racism, had swung so far that they tried to act as if they didn't see race at all. But that picture neglected the unique cultural identity God gives each person. As Cara listened to the stories and experiences of others, she took note of the cultures, sounds, and shades all around.

Slowly, her heart awakened to a kaleidoscope of beauty. She met and fell in love with the son of James Meredith, a famous black icon from the Civil Rights era. And when their little family grew to include two mixed-race sons, Cara knew she would never see the world through a colorless lens again.

A writer and speaker with an interracial marriage and family, Cara finds herself more and more in the middle of discussions about racial justice. In The Color of Life, she asks how do we navigate ongoing and desperately-needed conversations about race? How do we teach our children a theology of reconciliation and love? And what does it mean to live a life that makes space for everyone? Cara's illuminating memoir paints a beautiful path from white privilege to racial healing, from ignorance to seeing the image of God in every colorful soul.

CARA MEREDITH is a writer and speaker whose work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Christianity Today, iBelieve, and For Every Mom. A former high school English teacher and outreach ministry director, she holds a Masters of Theology from Fuller Seminary. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons.

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