Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope
Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope  -     By: Jasmine L. Holmes
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"Wynn is my son," writes Holmes. "No little boy could be more loved by his parents. Inquisitive, fiercely affectionate, staunchly opinionated, he sees the world through eyes of wonder and has yet to become jaded by society's cruelty. I want to teach him that, though life's unfair, he still has incomparable value in the eyes of his heavenly Father." Read their story. 160 pages, hardcover. InterVarsity.

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Title: Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope
By: Jasmine L. Holmes
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2020
Weight: 9 ounces
ISBN: 0830832769
ISBN-13: 9780830832767
Stock No: WW832767

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"Wynn is my son. No little boy could be more loved by his parents. Inquisitive, fiercely affectionate, staunchly opinionated, he sees the world through eyes of wonder and has yet to become jaded by society's cruelty. I know he'll grow up with stories of having been made to feel 'other' because of the color of his skin. I want to teach him that, though life's unfair, he still has incomparable value in the eyes of his heavenly Father. I know this wondrous little person has the potential to change the world—and I want him to know it too." In Mother to Son, Jasmine Holmes shares a series of powerful letters to her young son. These are about her journey as an African American Christian and what she wants her son to know as he grows and approaches the world as a black man. Holmes deals head-on with issues ranging from discipleship and marriage to biblical justice. She invites us to read over her shoulder as she reminds Wynn that his identity is firmly planted in the person and work of Jesus Christ, even when the topic is one as emotionally charged as race in America.

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Jasmine L. Holmes has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, , , and The Witness. She is also a contributing author for and . She teaches humanities in a classical Christian school in Jackson, Mississippi, where she and her husband, Phillip, are parenting two young sons.

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