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God’s Holy Darkness, by Sharei Green and Beckah Selnick; illustrated by Nikki Faison. Beaming Books, 2022. (J_220.95 Green – Children’s Books)

In God’s Holy Darkness, the authors deconstruct anti-Blackness in Christian theology by celebrating instances in the story of God’s people when darkness, blackness, and night are beautiful, good, and holy. From the darkness at the beginning of creation to the blackness of the sky on the day when Christ’s birth was announced to the shepherds, children learn that blackness is something to celebrate as an important element of the life of faith. Lush and vibrant illustrations underscore the mystery and beauty of these wondrous acts of God’s holy darkness.

Perfect for reading and anti-racist reflection in worship, as an affirmation and celebration with children, and at home with caregivers, God’s Holy Darkness is a book to cherish.