Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints
A beautifully illustrated children’s storybook about people of diverse faiths who rocked the religious boat on behalf of love and justice. The subjects include Bayard Rustin, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Rev. Jacqui Lewis.
From the publisher:
In particular, Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints emphasizes the stories of women, LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color who are too often written out of religious narratives. These stories move us towards more love and a faith that works for the common good of us all. The book is written for middle-grade age children (and their adults) ages 8 and up.
[Author] Daneen Akers . . found that most of the books she’d read as a child that had anything to do with faith were not compatible with the type of faith she now has as an adult and parent. She knew she needed better stories for her own children, stories that help us transcend fears, connect with each other, engage in justice, and model an expansive and fully inclusive view of the Divine.
Author: Daneen Akers
Publisher: Watchfire Media (2019)
Hardcover, 240 pages