Diverse Voices, Unshakeable Faith: A Reading List for Kids, Teens, and Adults from Black Christian Authors

Have you read a new book by a black Christian author lately? Well, we have some titles to inspire and encourage you!

As Black History Month begins, we invite you to discover six Christian authors of color who are inspiring us to take our faith deeper, helping us heal from hurt, and teaching young readers faith-building lessons from history. We hope you’ll be inspired by everything they teach us about what it means to have unshakeable faith in God no matter what challenges we encounter.

Books for Kids and Teens:

These books offer inspiration, especially for young girls, and are perfect for helping shape their faith in new ways. 

Carved in Ebony, Young Reader’s Edition by Jasmine L. Holmes

Carved in Ebony, Young Reader’s Edition follows 10 Black women from history as they follow God’s will for their lives and ultimately change the world around them. 

Love Letters from the King by Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien

Written for teen girls, Love Letters from the King offers 100 devotions to help the teen in your life hear from God. Built to keep them active in their faith, it includes prayer prompts, Scripture meditations, biblical affirmations, and relatable devotional entries all young women will connect with. 


These powerful memoirs from Peter Mutabazi and Kechi Okwuchi will give you a new perspective on what it means to have your life transformed by an unrelenting faith. These books are beautiful, heartfelt, and true, coming from Peter and Kechi’s real experiences.

Now I Am Known by Peter Mutabazi

Journey with Peter from the streets of Uganda to becoming a foster dad to dozens of American children.

More Than My Scars by Kechi Okwuchi

Follow Kechi’s amazing path from surviving a plane crash to becoming an America’s Got Talent finalist.

Books to Grow Your Faith after Hurt: 

These books offer practical, biblical, and gentle guidance on recovering from hurt. Whether your hurt is big, like the hurt that can only come from a parent, as Kia’s book explores, or the accumulation of many small wounds, as Rachel dives into in her book, you’ll find relief in these pages. You are not alone, and we love how kindly these authors come alongside anyone living with hurt.

Overcoming Father Wounds by Kia Stephens

The Matter of Little Losses by Rachel Marie Kang

We are so thankful for the lessons these authors have shared with us through these books and for the new ways we can think about life after reading about their true experiences. Have you read a book by a Black Christian author recently?

This month, step out of your reading comfort zone to read a book about a subject you haven’t read before, by an author who is new to you, or in a genre you don’t normally read. Connect with us on Facebook to let us know which of these books sounds the most interesting to you and what you are reading this month!

Happy reading,

Team Club31Women

100 Words of Affirmation Your Son/Daughter Needs to Hear

Matt and Lisa Jacobson want you to discover the powerful ways you can build your children up in love with the beautiful words you choose to say every day–words that every son and daughter needs to hear.

These affirmation books offer you one hundred phrases to say to your son or daughter – along with short, personal stories and examples – that deeply encourage, affirm, and inspire.

So start speaking a kind and beautiful word into their lives daily and watch your children–and your relationship with them–transform before your eyes.

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