I finished Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins” before drawing this, and it was so freeing to read a book that dares to suggest that maybe God loves everyone, not just the people who fit certain white, straight, cisgender (often cis-male) American Christian molds. I grew up in a very conservative environment, and I wrestled with this God I was presented with: a God loves all people, but who smites with all the pettiness of a Greek deity, and who is totally cool with prejudice against folks that the church decides aren’t acceptable. I couldn’t wrap my head around it – for good reason, it turns out. I’m so glad to have read this book, it’s been incredibly validating. I still don’t know who God is really, but I think I’m interested in finding out, in my own way.