Published on January 13th, 2014 | by ABCUSA0
Judson Press New Author Romal Tune Nominated for NAACP Image Award
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/13/14)—Romal Tune is known for his advocacy on behalf of the underserved and youth. His real-life struggle was narrated in his debut book God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens. The book, released in June 2013, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work Youth/Teens category.
“We are honored that God’s Graffiti is being recognized by the NAACP,” said Judson’s Publisher Laura Alden, “and congratulate Rev. Tune for his accomplishment.”
God’s Graffiti, has been praised by Christian leaders, academics, and authors involved with urban and youth ministry. The book has been commended for using the power of biblical and personal narrative to underscore God’s loving grace in situations of extremity. Both engaging and inspirational, God’s Graffiti offers readers renewed hope and vision. The work is also a Gold medalist winner of the 2013 Illumination Awards in the Self Help/Recover category.
The NAACP Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in 54 competitive categories in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners are voted upon by NAACP members. The NAACP Image Awards are presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the countries oldest and largest civil rights organization with about 500,000 members.
Founded in 1824, Judson Press is the publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures. To order Judson Press resources, visit www.judsonpress.com or call 800-458-3766.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community, and justice. American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with more than 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.
American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.