Bonilla Releases New Resource

Eli Bonilla, Jr., has authored a new book entitled, “Mixed, Embracing Complexity By Uncovering Your God-led Identity.”

A description of the book, released on May 9, 2023, is as follows:

Many of us feel like we don’t belong or are out of touch with our true identity. Discover a stronger sense of who God made you to be and step confidently into every relationship, fully owning your unique distinctions and celebrating the differences of others.

The reality is none of us fit into a box. We’re all unique with a mixed background—socially, culturally, experientially. For some of us, like Eli Bonilla Jr., we are also mixed ethnically. No one person is an identical copy of anyone else.

In Mixed, Eli explores the multiple components of our identity, discovering how they can all be reconciled for God’s purpose as we reflect His image.

Mixed will lead you to:
• find peace with the complexity within yourself
• understand yourself more deeply so you can relate to others
• experience more human connection through a God-led identity
• develop greater empathy, celebrate cultures without creating division, and fight for people in the margins.

Eli will remind you that God made you the way you are for good reason, and you belong wherever He says you belong. Pairing personal stories with biblical teaching, Eli will inspire you not to hold back from others but to confidently share the fullness of who you are, and to love, celebrate, and unite with people who are not just different, but beautifully complex.

Eli Bonilla Jr. is an emerging leader in the NextGen space. He serves several national networks in various roles, including the NextGen regional cochair for North America with Empowered21 and the national millennial director for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC). His full-time responsibilities are with Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, LA, as Global NextGen Pastor.

To learn more about Mixed and its author, visit

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