Educating the African-American community of its biblical history...
We are a Christian organization that believes Yahweh, the God of the Bible, is the only true God. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of Yahweh. Salvation comes through confession with the mouth that Jesus is Lord and belief in the heart that God raised Him from the dead, as described by apostle Paul in Romans 10:10. We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired written Word of God that serves as the rule for doctrine and faith that informs the Christian lifestyle. We also believe that the Bible is the faith history of a Black community called Hebrews.
The Bible is Black History for Young Readers tells biblical stories using more historically accurate depictions of Bible characters. The children's books intend to highlight the association between Bible stories and their Black characters for young readers. The Bible is Black History for Young Readers, also, seeks to begin the mitigation process of the century's old whitewashing of biblical heroes and heroines, and to expose children of African descent to a more authentic rendition of biblical depictions. It is empowering for young children to read the biblical story and see themselves as a part of its powerful narrative.
Dr. Theron D. Williams
The Bible Is Black History Institute 2021
BLACK WOMEN WHO SHAPED
OUR BIBLICAL FAITH
The FEBRUARY 2021 BLACK HISTORY MONTH SERIES begins Tuesday, February 2nd at 7PM EST. This year's theme is Black Women Who Shaped Our Biblical Faith. Watch us on THE BIBLE IS BLACK HISTORY FACEBOOK LIVE every Tuesday February 2nd through March 23rd at 7PM EST for seven dynamic conversations based on Dr. Williams' latest release, "Great Women of the Bible: Contemporary Conversations". CLICK HERE to order your paperback or digital copy to keep up with the discussion!
Our The Bible Is Black History Institute 2020 Speakers Series was a great success! Mr. Roland Martin, Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr. and Dr. Frederick Haynes, III each brought a powerful message that inspired all that participated. Follow Dr. Theron D. Williams on YouTube.com to watch last year's series.
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This exciting alphabet book teaches children the ABCs while they learn about the heroes and heroines of the Bible. Bible characters are beautifully depicted with more historical accuracy than traditional biblical images.
A fun companion to The Bible Is Black History - Children's Edition, boys and girls 1st through 5th grades will enjoy using their newfound biblical knowledge to solve crossword puzzles, word searches and more!
"Great Women of the Bible" and "Young Heroes of the Bible" seek to understand the great women and young heroes from the vantage point of their historical contexts. In doing so, the reader has a better appreciation of how their political, economic, religious and social realities impacted them and influenced their messages and missions. Their stories are presented in a way that parallel the stories of Black women and young Black men in America.
At the end of each chapter are reflection questions designed to stimulate group discussions or, if reading for personal devotion, arouse deep self-reflection. "Great Women of the Bible" and "Young Heroes of the Bible" contain beautiful, physical depictions of these women and young men according to the author's understanding of the historical images of the people of the Bible.
The Bible is Black History
We live in an age when young Christians are asking tough questions that previous generations would dare to ask. This generation doesn't hesitate to question the validity of the Scriptures, the efficacy of the church and even the historicity of Jesus. Young people are becoming increasingly curious as to what role, if any, did people of African descent play in biblical history? Or, if the Bible is devoid of Black presence, and is merely a book by Europeans, about Europeans and for Europeans to the exclusion of other races and ethnicities?Dr. Theron D. Williams makes a significant contribution to this conversation by answering the difficult questions this generation fearlessly poses. Dr. Williams uses facts from the Bible, well-respected historians, scientists, and DNA evidence to prove that not only were Black people comprised the biblical Israelite community. Dr. Williams also presents historical evidence that links some in the African-American community to the Lost Tribes of Israel. He also shares historical images from the ancient catacombs that vividly depict the true likeness of the biblical Israelites. This book does not change the biblical text but it will change how you understand it.
The Bible emerged from a male dominated, patriarchal society; therefore, much of the biblical story casts men as the heroes. Basically, women are ignored and, most times, treated as insignificant role players. Nevertheless, the genius of the Holy Spirit arranged the biblical narrative in a way that makes it impossible to ignore certain women. The women highlighted in "Great Women of the Bible" broke through deeply ingrained sexist and misogynistic barriers to join forces with God as God used them to help roll out His plan for salvation, liberation and redemption. These great women of the Bible made such profound contributions without whom the Bible would be incomplete.
"Great Women of the Bible" considers the lives and ministries of seven amazing women. Eve, the mother of all who lived, and representative of the divine standard of all that is good and beautiful... Deborah, the only female judge in Israelite history and first prophet whose prophetic ministry unfolded in the land of Israel...Queen Vashti, the uncompromising woman who lost her queenship for refusing to be sexually objectified by a powerful man... Queen Ester, the Hebrew woman who rose to power in Persia, but never forgot where she came from and saved the Hebrews from extermination in Persia... Mary, the mother of our Lord, who came from an oppressed and marginalized community, was the least likely person to be given the responsibility of providing parental leadership to the Savior of the world... Mary Magdalene, arguably Jesus' most important disciple...and Lydia, Paul's first European convert, who was recognized as the first Christian businesswoman and a founding member of the church at Philippi.
"Young Heroes of the Bible' highlights the contributions to Salvation history made by such young heroes as Samuel, David, Jeremiah, the Hebrew Boys, the Boy Jesus, Timothy and Titus. These biblical superstars' lives and ministries etched such a profound mark upon the pages of Holy Writ without which the Bible would be incomplete. It is believed that Samuel was as young as twelve years old when he uttered his first prophecies to his beloved mentor, Eli, and David was just a teenager when he defeated Goliath. Some rabbinical sources suggest that Jeremiah was no more than seventeen years old when he began his prophetic ministry, and there is overwhelming, historical evidence that the Hebrew boys, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, were still in their teens when they took a stand for their faith in the face of a fiery furnace. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, amazed the teachers of the Law in the temple at twelve years old, and Timothy and Titus were very young men, perhaps teenagers, when they became apostle Paul's proteges; joining him on his missionary journeys.
The Bible is Black History Workbook
The Bible is Black History Personal Workbook contains probing questions designed to encourage the reader to more thoroughly delve into the themes presented in The Bible is Black History. The Personal Workbook, along with the book are perfect study materials for Vacation Bible Schools, Sunday Schools, Mid-Week Bible Studies, small group, and personal studies.An equally important function of the Personal Workbook is to stimulate the curiosity of the student such that the student would conduct further studies on this topic; since there is no single book in publication that addresses every subject that pertains to Black presence in the Bible. Also, a bibliography of suggested texts is provided in this personal workbook should the student desire further study materials. Dr. Williams has been the Pastor of the Mt. Carmel Church of Indianapolis, Indiana for more than 30 years. He holds a Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees from the Chicago Theological Seminary and the School of Theology at Virginia Union University respectively.