Gay-friendly Story of Creation Celebrates Evolution, Embraces Diversity; Praised by Internationally syndicated Gay Columnist; Author, Artist to Speak in Chicago June 14

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“One Spirit: A Creation Story for the 21st Century,” gives our pluralistic, postmodern society what it needs ¬– its own tale of how we came to be, and a non-judgmental, upbeat theory of where we might be going. Author Jean Latz Griffin and illustrator Jane Gaunt are appearing at Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North Ave., Chicago for a talk and book signing on June 14 at 7 p.m. All are invited.

“One Spirit: A Creation Story for the 21st Century,” gives our pluralistic, postmodern society what it needs ¬– its own tale of how we came to be, and a non-judgmental, upbeat theory of where we might be going.

“One Spirit” is for everyone in its celebration of diversity – “male and female, human, plant and animal, black, white, brown, red and yellow, gay and straight.”

Rex Wockner, internationally syndicated gay columnist, had this to say about the book:

“The eternal god-like thing was bored with itself, so it initiated the Big Bang, and         that’s why there now are dragonflies, gays and redwood trees. It’s as good of a     theory as any!”

“One Spirit” is indeed a grown-up picture book in which One Spirit becomes bored, decides to explode into Creation, and sends evolution on its merry way to eventually create the universe we know today. Although not technically a children’s book, it can be used by parents to gently introduce their children to creation, life, death and eternity. It will also be helpful for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one or facing death.

Jean Latz Griffin, a former Chicago Tribune reporter who started the first gay and lesbian beat at the Tribune in the late 1980s, wrote the book seven months after her mother died when she realized that when we lose someone that close, we cling to whatever belief system allows us to see that person again and know them as we knew them on Earth.

Griffin and her sister-in-law Jane Gaunt, an addictions counselor at the Betty Ford Center, collaborated over the past several years to make the story come alive through Gaunt’s amazing ability to create magical wonder and give form to even the most abstract concepts. Griffin and Gaunt are available for interviews and workshops.

Griffin and Gaunt are appearing at Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North Ave., Chicago for a talk and book signing on June 14 at 7 p.m. All are invited.

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