The Color Of Life


Cara Meredith grew up in a colorless world. From childhood, she didn't think issues of race had anything to do with her. A colorblind rhetoric had been stamped across her education, world view, and Christian theology.


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Edward Gilbreath

As a memoir of a young woman’s journey of love and self-discovery, The Color of Life is more than worth your time. But the truth is, it’s so much more than that! Cara Meredith’s spirited storytelling offers moments of revelation that humanize our society’s current struggles with racial division while pointing towards hope for overcoming our divides. Come for the exuberant narrative, but don’t be surprised to find yourself stretched and transformed by Cara’s prophetic message.

- Author of Reconciliation Blues and Birmingham Revolution

Amy Julia Becker

Cara Meredith's candid, thoughtful memoir of her own exploration of racial identity comes at an ideal moment. A lot of the books I've read on this topic come across as, "Here's what you need to learn," rather than "Here's what I have learned." Cara's is in the latter category, which of course opens me up to learning even more because she isn't telling me what I must do or how I must feel. Cara's story teaches us, but it does so through an invitation into her own thoughts and fears, her own bumbling mistakes and earnest reflections, her own journey of discovering herself and her history. I am so grateful for the gift of this book.

- Author of White Picket Fences: Turning toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege.

Patricia Raybon

Cara Meredith bravely shares her beautiful and honest struggle to see God in others so she could find Him beyond her “color-blind” view of our multifaceted world. Her journey is urgent, lovely and meaningful -- a challenging reminder that the road to racial justice begins with the tender first steps of seeing the face of God in every soul looking back at us, including the face in the mirror.

- Author My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness


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