An illustrated children's storybook featuring 50 people of faith who rocked the religious boat.

An illustrated children's storybook featuring people of faith who rocked the religious boat on behalf of love and justice.


Meet some of the holy troublemakers featured in the book.


Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints is an illustrated children’s storybook featuring the stories of people of faith who worked for more love and justice in their corner of the world, even when that meant rocking the religious boat. These are people from different religions and time periods who spoke truth to power and did the right thing, even when it was the hard thing. These are not perfect people, but they are people we can glimpse the holy through.

This book will be illustrated with a variety of artistic styles and will emphasize the stories of women, LGBTQ people, people of color, indigenous people, and others often written out of religious narratives.



There’s a growing community of progressive families of faith as well as grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, and teachers who want better faith-based content for kids. These are the faith heroes we want our children inspired by. These are the holy troublemakers and unconventional saints whose portraits and profiles we want on our children's bedside tables.

Brought to you by the producer of the Seventh-Gay Adventists documentary and Outspoken short documentary film series.