- Author Chandra Crane
- Narrator Cindy Kay
- Publisher Blackstone Publishing
- Run Time 5 hours and 19 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem and positive mental attitude, Christian life and practice, Personal religious testimony and popular inspirational works.
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What to expect
Chandra Crane has keenly felt the otherness of having a mixed multiethnic and multicultural background. But those of us with a mixed heritage have the privilege and potential to serve the Lord through our unique experiences. Crane explores what Scripture and history 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 with 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. Crane explores what Scripture and history teach us about ethnicity and how we can bring all of ourselves to our sense of identity and calling. 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.
“Chandra Crane’s important book Mixed Blessing speaks a needed word about the complexities and blessings of embodying a multiethnic identity in a world that often overlooks these voices. As a white person, this book has opened my eyes and helped me begin to better understand the experience of multiethnic people, something that will help me better minister in my church and in my community.”April Fiet, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff, Nebraska
“This book is everything I needed for the ‘mixed’ students, neighbors, and family members in my life. Most importantly I found a framework I need to parent my own biracial sons.”Sandra Maria Van Opstal, executive director of Chasing Justice
“I have often wondered who in the next generation would write about the mixed-race experience from a Christian perspective, and I am so glad it was Chandra Crane.”Sundee T. Frazier, author of Check All That Apply: Finding Wholeness as a Multiracial Person
“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, pastor and author of Rediscipling the White Church
“This is the book I’ve been waiting for! As a person of mixed ethnicity, I’ve long struggled to know who I am, where I belong, and how to faithfully embrace and engage both the privilege and burden of straddling multiple worlds. Chandra is a wise and compassionate guide for all of us who walk these winding paths or seek to love and serve those who do.”Ben Lowe, cochair, Christians for Social Action
“In reading Mixed Blessing, I felt seen and understood. This a welcomed and needed resource!”Marlena Graves, author of The Way Up Is Down
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