In 1996 I started writing my first novel, The Making of Isaac Hunt, to help Christians better relate to the principles of racial reconciliation. In 1997 my husband and I moved our highly educated selves into the “rough” part of town around BTM, striving to live out one of the three Rs of Christian community development: relocation.
The turns of life took us away from that blessed innercity community in 2003. I continued to write. In 2008, a sequel to Isaac’s story was released. It’s an interracial love story called Loving Cee Cee Johnson. I’m currently writing the third and last book in the series. It’s called Saving Tate Michaels.
Reconciling faith and race is not an easy thing. This blog, 17Seeds, is my attempt to understand race in this country (a mighty big task) but more importantly, to plant seeds of oneness within the Body of believers across racial lines.
How are you “loving your neighbor as yourself”? I’d love to hear from you (even if you’ve never read one of my books). Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.