NYC Lawyer Turned Preacher Argues “God is a Brown Girl Too”

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A former New York City attorney turned preacher, Cecilia B. Loving, just released a book that discards the notion of God as only an old white man. In her new book "God is a Brown Girl Too," Rev. Loving establishes testimony that attempts to prove God can be, and is, a woman of color.

God is a Brown Girl Too

"We need to transcend traditions that no longer serve us and begin to own God for ourselves."

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A former New York City attorney turned preacher, Cecilia B. Loving, just released a book that discards the notion of God as only an old white man. In a 150-page book by the same name, “God is a Brown Girl Too,” Rev. Loving establishes testimony that attempts to prove God can be, and is, a “brown” girl.

“I want black girls and women throughout the nation and the world to begin to see God as their own reflection,” Rev. Loving, an African-American, says. “Black people—not just girls and women--need to rid themselves of the centuries-old image of God as a person unlike themselves.

"We need to transcend traditions that no longer serve us and begin to own God for ourselves. If we don't, we will never receive the spiritual insights we need to rise above circumstances in the world.”

Narrating the book in the voice of a black woman, Rev. Loving offers interpretation and perspective on well-known biblical passages. Throughout, she makes her case as to why she believes God is whoever we are: neither black nor white, straight or gay.

Rev. Loving is founder of SPIRITMUV®, a non-denominational church in New York City. Before devoting all of her time to the ministry in 2009, she practiced law for more than 20 years, receiving her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and her Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary.

"God is a Brown Girl Too" was published by Brooklyn-based Myrtle Tree Press and is available through amazon.com and other on-line book stores, as well as in stores where ever books are sold.

This is her second book. Rev. Loving's first book, Prayers For Those Standing on the Edge of Greatness, was published in 2009.

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