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Baker Publishing Group signs powerful devotional of justice and lament by women of color, led by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Ada, Mich. (March 1, 2021) Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, recently signed author Natasha Sistrunk Robinson as editor and contributing writer of a powerful collection of devotions of justice and lament for and by women of color inspired by Psalm 37—featuring the voices of contributors Vivian Mabuni, Sandra Van Opstal, Cole Arthur Riley (Black Liturgies), Patricia Raybon, Marlena Graves, Kathy Khang, and more.

This significant book, scheduled for a fall 2022 release, offers a place for Christian women of color who have faced deep suffering and injustice in their communities to hold their lament in holy tension with hope and love in this collection of devotions, poems, liturgies, and prayer.

“With this book and its group of writers, Natasha is bringing women of color together in a community of sacred belonging that both inspires and instructs me,” said Kelsey Bowen, Revell acquisitions editor. “I’m thankful for her trust in Revell to bring this unique book to our readers. The God-given words from these writers will bless fellow women of color and sit with all readers for a long time.”

Robinson says, “It is with honor and great humility that I am entrusted to steward the voices, stories, and history of women of color from across the world. We know about suffering and lament. We stand for justice and fight for the least of these. We follow in the footsteps of our mothers and ancestors who have strong histories of persisting in the struggle for righteousness, while weary and hopeful. We have been doing this sacred work together in our communities for a mighty long time, and that is why we are best positioned to lead when the world and the church in the United States is in so much upheaval. It is with my deepest love for God and his people that I offer the gift of this book to the church, and to do so in partnership with the Revell team, who have not only spoken to the systemic injustices in the church and within the Christian publishing industry but are intentionally taking actions to correct them and chart a new way ahead.”

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is the author of A Sojourner’s Truth and Mentor for Life, and host of the A Sojourner’s Truth: Conversations for a Changing Culture podcast. She intentionally serves as a credible witness of Christ’s leadership to engage, equip, and empower people to live and lead on purpose. She is the president of T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc., where she provides consulting, speaking, training, and leadership executive coaching services. As the visionary founder and chairperson of Leadership LINKS, Inc., she is committed to cultivating an intergenerational and multiethnic network of leaders who are committed to using their skills and resources for the greater good of humanity. Natasha is a doctorate of ministry student at North Park Theological Seminary, and a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte (cum laude, M.A. Christian Leadership) and the U.S. Naval Academy. A former Marine Corps officer, she has over 20 years of leadership and mentoring experience in the military, government, church, seminary, and nonprofit sectors.

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