God’s Very Good Idea
A True Story of God’s Delightfully Different Family
God’s very good idea is to have lots of different people enjoying loving him and loving each other. This stunningly illustrated journey from the garden of Eden to God’s heavenly throne room shows how despite our sinfulness, everyone can be a part of God’s very good idea through the saving work of Christ.
This book celebrates diversity and will help children see how people from all ethnic and social backgrounds are valuable to God and how Jesus came to rescue all kinds of people. It will also excite them about being part of church – God’s delightfully different family.
“Parents, I highly recommend getting God’s Very Good Idea and reading it with your kids. So good and so helpful.” — Matt Chandler, The Village Church, Flower Mound, Texas; President of the Acts 29 Network of churches, and author of The Explicit Gospel and Recovering Redemption
“Young and old alike should read this story often.” – Kristie Anyabwile, pastor’s wife, mom, Bible teacher, writer.
About the Author
Trillia J. Newbell’s writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel and Relevant Magazine, as well as on numerous websites, such as Desiring God, Christianity Today, and the Gospel Coalition. She is the director of community outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Trillia lives near Nashville with her husband, Thern, and their children.