The Bible is Black History
Children's Activity Book
The Bible is Black History-Children's Edition tells biblical stories using more historically accurate depictions of Bible characters. This book intends to highlight the association between Bible stories and their black characters for young readers. The Bible is Black History-Children's Edition, 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.
Our 2020 The Bible Is Black History Institute 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 in this year's program.
Plans for the February 2021 Speakers Series are being considered, pending the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back in the future for updates or continue to follow us on social media.
THE BIBLE IS BLACK HISTORY INSTITUTE
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 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.