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The Celebration Place

God's Plan for a Delightfully Diverse Church

by Dorena Williamson
Illustrated by Erin Bennett Banks

The Celebration Place
  • Length: 32 pages
  • Published: November 09, 2021
  • Imprint: IVP Kids
  • Item Code: A0259
  • ISBN: 9781514002599

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No longer is church a divided space
Now it's a celebration place!

Church is more than just a building—it's a gathering of God's people to celebrate who he is and all that he has done. It's also where we learn about God's vision for justice and unity. That was the message that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared, and it continues to be an important message for us today. Because of God's great love, church should be the best celebration place!

This delightful rhyme, accompanied by colorful illustrations, will be enjoyed by children and the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.

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"A glorious celebration of God's body. For every child and every adult. Experience the joy!"

Michael O. Emerson, author of Divided by Faith, United by Faith, People of the Dream and Transcending Racial Barriers

"The Celebration Place is a beautiful vision of what God has accomplished for us through his Son, Jesus. It's a vision of what we can be—a beautiful tapestry! Williamson helps our kids grasp big biblical concepts in simple language, and you'll learn a little history along the way. Praise God for the celebration place: the church!"

Trillia Newbell, author of God's Very Good Idea, and Sacred Endurance

"Dorena Williamson's book echoes the beautiful picture in Revelation 7 of a multicultural body of Christ worshipping God together. Kids and adults alike need to see, learn, and value different cultures expressing their faith. The Celebration Place is a must for every church bookshelf."

Michelle Ami Reyes, vice president of the Asian American Christian Collaborative and author of Becoming All Things: How Small Changes Lead to Lasting Connections Across Cultures

"Dorena has such a beautiful yet compelling way of writing about these most important topics of justice and unity. Yes, The Celebration Place will inspire children to walk this message out better than the generation before them did. But I also believe it will help challenge the parents, teachers, and leaders of these children that it's not too late to do the same."

Natalie Grant, singer, songwriter, and cofounder of Hope for Justice

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Dorena Williamson has a passion for all children to hear the message of God's diverse kingdom. She writes children's books that adults also enjoy and is the author of ColorFull, ThoughtFull, and GraceFull. Prior to becoming an author, Dorena enjoyed a career as a social counselor, a worship leader, and a stylist. In 1995, Dorena and her husband, Chris, cofounded Strong Tower Bible Church in Franklin, Tennessee, a multicultural fellowship passionate about biblical justice and God's diverse kingdom.