God Made Me and You
Celebrating God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity
This beautifully illustrated children’s book invites kids to explore God’s design for ethnic diversity. It challenges readers—both parents and children—to learn and live out counter-cultural, biblical views! We can foster a lifelong celebration of diversity for the glory of God.
Designed for four- to eleven-year-olds, God Made Me and You by Shai Linne is the second book in the God Made Me series, starting with God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb.
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.
A Terrific Conversation Starter
God Made Me and You is an approachable guide for families to begin conversations about cultivating a God’s perspective on ethnic diversity, confronting the sins of racism, bigotry, and ethnic pride.
Because children learn from family members, media, or peers, parents and caretakers have a responsibility to teach their children what God has to say about the beauty of diversity in his image-bearers, with a particular focus on ethnic diversity.
This colorful and compelling children’s book serves as a resource and lifelong gift for children and parents, helping families understand diversity from a biblical perspective and with a clear picture of the beauty and glory of God.
Read to me: Ages 4-6
Read on my own: Ages 7-11
About the Author
Shai Linne is a recording artist who has released numerous acclaimed Christian albums, including The Atonement and The Attributes of God. After completing a pastoral internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C., Shai co-founded Risen Christ Fellowship, an inner city church in his hometown of Philadelphia, PA. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Blair and their three children, Sage, Maya and Ezra.
Trish Mahoney is a graphic designer and illustrator in Seattle where she runs The Mahoney Studio with her husband, Patrick, also a designer and illustrator. They have two children, both budding artists, too. Trish is also the illustrator for God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies.
“God Made Me and You, is a book for every family bookshelf. This colorful, poetic presentation of ethnic diversity shouts the truth of God’s creative design as found in Scripture. God Made Me and You is more than a storybook. It’s a teaching tool designed to bring a biblical worldview of humankind into your living room.”
— Marty Machowski, Family Pastor; author of The Ology, Long Story Short, and other gospel-centered resources
“This is a wonderful resource for teaching our children about God’s heart for the nations. Shai rightly reminds us that we are all united in Adam and that we ought to rejoice in saints of all colors. Diversity, rightly understood, is not a PC slogan. It’s a biblical hope and expectation. I’m excited to share this book with my own kids.”
— Kevin DeYoung, Author, Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, NC
“Thoughtfully-written and whimsically-illustrated, this resource will help children (and those who love and lead them) learn to identify thinking and behavior that diminish humans made in the image of God and see ethnic and other differences through gospel eyes. Celebrate the diversity He has created for His glory!”
— Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Author; teacher; host of Revive Our Hearts
“Shai Linne has given us a beautiful story that will not only captivate little hearts and minds, it will help parents clearly explain biblical reasons for why we can and should celebrate God s design for ethnic diversity. But don’t think the story is all Linne has for you! Read the back to be inspired to continue the conversation when the book is closed. Well done!”
— Trillia Newbell, Author of God s Very Good Idea: A True Story of God s Delightfully Different Family
God Made Me and You.