By Chandra Crane
Embracing the Fullness of Your Multiethnic Identity
Explore what Scripture and history can teach us about ethnicity and how we can bring all of ourselves to our sense of identity and calling.
“So, what are you?”
Chandra Crane knows what it’s like to get that question. She has a Thai birth father, a European American mother, and an African American father who adopted her when she was five. With this mixed multiethnic and multicultural background, she has keenly felt the otherness of never quite fitting in. Where do people of mixed ethnicity belong? Those of us who have multiethnic backgrounds may have pain surrounding our mixed heritage. But we also have the privilege and potential to serve the Lord through our unique experiences, if we root ourselves in him. Crane explores what Scripture and history can teach us about ethnicity and how we can bring all of ourselves to our sense of identity and calling. You can discover the fullness of who you are. Find out how your mixed identity can be a blessing to yourself and to the world around you.
If you, like me, think of yourself as reasonably informed about racial dynamics, prepare to be humbled.
– Jemar Tisby
“Mixed Blessing is required reading for anyone who wants a glimpse of the complex and hopeful future of the church in this country.”
– David W. Swanson
In reading Mixed Blessing, I felt seen and understood. This a welcomed and needed resource!