Judson Press celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney (1926-2018)
A Resolution to Honor Dr. Samuel B. McKinney
Little Jordan has a problem. He loves to be with his friends at school, but his skin color and hair texture is different from theirs. Jordan thinks God doesn't love him because he looks different. He soon prays for a change in his appearance so he can look just like his friends. With the help of his parents and teacher, Jordan comes to understand that he has been beautifully and wonderfully made by God's hands. He discovers that sometimes his friends may even want to look like him. Jordan learns that he is loved because of the kindness on the inside and not his appearance on the outside.
"Jordan comes to understand that God has created him beautifully." Ebony, May 2006
"An excellent addition to homeschool or Christian-school libraries." Aspiring Retail
"The impressive illustrations on every pagebig, bold and brightmake this an ideal book for readers ages four to eight. The authors' message will help instill an important sense of self-love and self-esteem in children regardless of ethnicity." Black Issues Book Review, May-June 2006
"The authors have created a warm, charming character that is, at a young age, aware that going to God in prayer is the best way to get help with problems. The issues of self-esteem are dealt with in a forthright manner that easily registers with young readers." Sandra Jowers, Precious Times
Ed Spruill is co-founder and executive director of Teachers Motivating Kid, Inc., a non-profit organization. Presently a youth pastor and minister at Greater Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Melbourne, FL, he travels doing motivational speaking of students. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from Florida State University.
Sonya Spruill, Ed's wife, is also co-founder of Teachers Motivating Kid, Inc. She presently teaches at Central Middle School in Melbourne, FL, and holds a bachelor's degree in Education from Florida State University.
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