The Book of Belonging

The Book of Belonging

Bible Stories for Kind and Contemplative Kids

About the Book

A beautifully illustrated Bible storybook to help the next generation of kids understand the rich diversity of God’s people, emphasizing identity, contemplation, and wonder.

The Book of Belonging is designed for families seeking a Bible storybook that reflects the diversity of God’s people and for every reader seeking a more expansive and wondrous view of God. The thoughtful text and rich illustrations present some of Scripture’s most important and overlooked stories—including many female-centered ones—alongside old favorites reimagined to convey greater inclusivity, diversity, and historical representation. 

Through narratives, mindful practices, and guided wonder moments, children and grown-ups alike will learn who God is and be reminded over and over that God tells each of us, “You are Beloved, you Belong, and you are Delightful.” Because when it comes to the love of God, everyone belongs.

The Book of Belonging features

• Forty-two Bible stories: twenty from the Old Testament, twenty-two from the New Testament
• Rich, vibrant illustrations on every page, showcasing a variety of body shapes, ages, abilities, and skin colors
• Historically accurate depictions of Jesus and God’s people, including original Hebrew and Greek names
• Lifelong lessons that make it a perfect gift!
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About the Author

Mariko Clark
Mariko Clark is a Japanese American author, mother, and storyteller on a mission to help kids embrace diversity and wonder. Her time as an editor with National Geographic Learning sharpened her ability to make complex topics accessible and engaging. She equips kids and caregivers with spiritual resources to navigate the messy middle, wrestle with tough questions, and find community in the journey. Mariko lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband and three sweet and spicy kids. More by Mariko Clark
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About the Author

Rachel Eleanor
Rachel Eleanor is an illustrator known for doodles of questing travelers, friendly spirits, and all manner of creatures. She uses drawing as a way to explore the wilderness within and without, focusing on themes of spirituality and mindfulness. Her whimsical characters have inhabited books and stationery, championed brands, and even bedecked beverages. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, son, and tabby cat, where they enjoy taking long walks, picking flowers, and cooking with their friends. More by Rachel Eleanor
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