Best African American Christian Fiction Books
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1. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: The Original 1845 Edition (The Autobiography Classics Of Frederick Douglass)
Author: by Frederick Douglass
You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man. Frederick Douglass, Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick DouglassThis is a Original Edition which was first Published in 1845. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass.
It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. Born a slave circa 1818 (slaves weren’t told when they were born) on a plantation in Maryland, Douglass taught himself to read and write.
This book calmly but dramatically recounts the horrors and the accomplishments of his early yearsthe daily, casual brutality of the white masters; his painful efforts to educate himself; his decision to find freedom or die; and his harrowing but successful escape.
An astonishing orator and a skillful writer, Douglass became a newspaper editor, a political activist, and an eloquent spokesperson for the civil rights of African Americans. He lived through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and the beginning of segregation.
2. Spiritual Self Care for Black Women: A Spiritual Journal for Self-Discovery. 12 Month Notebook & Guided Planner with Prompts & Self Reflection Activities
Author: by Stress Less Press
What is your true purpose? What are your true values? What are your true desires? If you’re reading this and feeling unsure of the answers, then this book is a great place to start. Due to the societal challenges that Black women face, spiritual self care is not always a priority.
However, it’s these very challenges that make spiritual self care such a necessary support tool. Black women deserve the time and space to seek a life of meaning and purpose. Use the book to get your started on your journey of self discovery.
Utilize the tools and activities to connect with your inner self, then bring that person to life. What’s included in the book? Spiritual self assessments – find out where you’re at to understand where to go (and track your progress along the way)Self discovery questionnaire – gain clarity on your life’s path and apply creative solutions to get you where you want to beOther self discovery activities including, ‘Your Life Purpose’ (find out how your passions, values and gifts align to determine your purpose in life) and ‘Be You, For You’ exercise (understand your self identity and how you can live authentically) plus lots more!
3. All The Cowboy Wants (The Bennett Family Series Book 4)
Author: by Rhonda McKnight
June 29, 2021
He has something she needs. She has something he wants. Neither expected the complication called love. Journalist Addison Ingram has yearned for more serious bylines and being assigned to interview Stone Bennett of the upcoming “Bachelors of Atlanta” series isn’t a part of her plan.
She loathes rich, entitled men like Stone but interviewing him is a means to even meatier stories. However, Stone is not the man she thought he was and that discovery could lead to more than she bargained for. Stone Bennett wrangles horses and women but he never gets attached.
No woman has held his attention for more than a night and he doesn’t expect things to be any different with Addison Ingram. Then he hires her as a ghostwriter for his passion project and the chemistry between them makes him yearn for more than a business relationship.
Stone thought he didn’t need love, but will he discover Addison’s heart is what he wants? This is a novel length sweet romance. Each book in the Bennett Familyseries is a standalone story, but will be enjoyed if read in order of publication: All She Wants All He Needs All They Need All The Cowboy Wants All They Wanted
4. Cece & David (Love In Many Shades Book 1)
Author: by Nia Arthurs
May 3, 2016
My best friend knows everything about meexcept the fact that I love her. I’m a painfully shy introvert. She commands every room she enters. We’re total opposites, but I need Cece Walker like I need air. As the world changes around us, I desperately hold on to our friendship.
Until Cece starts dating other people. Until I start dating too. But no one can replace her in my life, and I keep running back to her whenever she calls. Soon, I’m forced to face the truth. I’m in love with Cece Walker.
But what happens to our friendship if she doesn’t love me back? Cece & David is a tender AMBW coming-of-age romance set in Belize, featuring a strong, silent hero and his gorgeous best friend. Read all the novels in the Love In Many Shades Series*Cece & David Cece & David 2Cece & David 3Cece & David 4Haley & Rylin
5. 12 Years a Slave
Author: by Solomon Northup
What difference is there in the color of the soul? Solomon Northup, 12 Years a SlaveTwelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington, D.C., sold into slavery, and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, D.C.
And New Orleans, as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana. The work was published eight years before the Civil War by Derby & Miller of Auburn, New York, soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe’s best-selling novel about slavery, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), to which it lent factual support.
Northup’s book, dedicated to Stowe, sold 30,000 copies, making it a bestseller in its own right. The memoir has been adapted as two film versions, produced as the 1984 PBS television film Solomon Northup’s Odyssey and the Oscar-winning 2013 film 12 Years a Slave.
6. No Ordinary Love (Crimson Hill Series Book 3)
Author: by Brenda Barrett
July 6, 2021
His love for Dacy wouldn’t die. Lee Wiley was patiently waiting for Dacy to get out of prison so that they could be together again, but they had a long wait. Dacy had fifteen more years on her sentence, and she had told him in no uncertain terms to move on with his life.
But Lee wasn’t having it.He could wait. He found it difficult to move on without her and he would grasp at any means to set her free so that they could be together once more.
7. Calling My Name
Author: by Liara Tamani
Calling My Name is a treasure. Nic Stone, New York Timesbestselling author of Dear MartinCalling My Name is a striking, luminous, and literary exploration of family, spirituality, and selfideal for readers of Jacqueline Woodson, Jandy Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Sandra Cisneros.
This unforgettable novel tells a universal coming-of-age story about Taja Brown, a young African American girl growing up in Houston, Texas, and deftly and beautifully explores the universal struggles of growing up, battling family expectations, discovering a sense of self, and finding a unique voice and purpose.
Told in fifty-three short, episodic, moving, and iridescent chapters, Calling My Name follows Taja on her journey from middle school to high school. Literary and noteworthy, this is a beauty of a novel that captures the multifaceted struggle of finding where you belong and why you matter.
8. HUSH MONEY: How One Woman Proved Systemic Racism in her Workplace and Kept her Job
Author: by Deborah Harris
All Ebony ever wanted was a chance to live the American Dream. But for someone who was living in poverty, struggling financially, and finding it hard to make ends meet, the dream was more like a fantasy with no hope of becoming a reality.
That is, until the day Ebony got a job with an organization, after years of working dead end jobs, that put her one step closer to living the American Dream. But her dream quickly turned into a nightmare when she became a victim of systemic racism in employment, was stripped of all dignity, confidence, and strength, and was left with three impossible choices: suffering in silence to keep her job, resigning to keep her sanity, or waiting to be unjustly fired.
Or is there a fourth path? And does Ebony have the strength to follow it?
9. All She Wants (The Bennett Family Series Book 1)
Author: by Rhonda McKnight
December 23, 2020
Homeless!Lenise Reid never thought that would be her story. Widowed with a baby, Lenise was making it work as a single mother until a fraudulent transaction wipes out her balance at the bank leaving her with no money. Living paycheck to paycheck takes on new meaning as her world is turned upside down, and she ends up sleeping in her car.
Cole Bennett’s first date with Lenise was all he needed to know she was a woman he wanted to pursue, so when she ghosts him, he goes on a mission to find out why. What he finds is a woman so wounded that even in her most desperate state she struggles with his charity.
Cole has more to give than Lenise knows how to receive. Will past hurt keep her from accepting the most precious gift God has to offer?
10. Black Girl Magic: A Book About Loving Yourself Just the Way You Are.
Author: by Zahra Bryan
Looking for an engaging book to teach children about loving themselves just the way they are? In Black Girl Magic: A Book About Loving Yourself, Kaelyn learns to look within to reveal her greatest gifts and talents. Throughout this engaging story, children will learn how to build self-confidence and the process of uncovering their worth, value, gifts, and talents in order to celebrate the uniqueness that comes with them.
In this book about confidence and self-esteem, Kaelyn teaches children how important it is to identify their gifts and talents. She encourages children to galvanize their gifts and talents and shares the importance of positivity and optimism. By the end of the book and focusing on the importance of self-worth, confidence, and diversity, Zahra helps kids unlock the real magic within them!
11. Once Upon A Dream (Dreaming of Love Series Book 2)
Author: by Vanessa Miller
June 15, 2021
Growing up, Tamara Davison felt like a princess in the empire of her father’s megachurch ministry. She never wanted for anything, and in her eyes, life was pretty near perfect. It wasn’t until her NFL bound boyfriend broke her heart and a sobering truth about her father’s past was revealed that Tamara began to wonder about the perfect life she thought she had.
Jonathan Hartman loved Tamara Davison the moment he met her. Jonathan was brought up by a single mom who struggled to make ends meet. He had to work two jobs in college, but it all paid off. Now he is successful and rich beyond anything he ever imagined possible for a kid that came up the hard way like he did.
It had been ten years since Tamara ran after a pro-baller rather than give Jonathan’s love a chance. Tamara is back in his life now and Jonathan must find a way to convince her that true love feels so much better than any fairytale she could ever dream up.
Once Upon A Dream is a reprint of Heaven On Earth with 25% new content, book discussion questions and a book club kit.
12. All They Need (The Bennett Family Series Book 3)
Author: by Rhonda McKnight
April 23, 2021
It was his second chance and nothing was going to keep them apart. Harper Ingram needed the job her ex, Logan Bennett, had to offer. Without it, her design firm would be bankrupt in months. But working for Logan was proving to be more difficult than she imagined.
Long hours, hot Vegas nights, and an irresistible attraction make her easy prey for his affection. Just when she’s ready to risk it all, an ugly accusation leaves her wondering if she knows him at all. Logan walked away from Harper before, and he never told her why.
He’s determined to get her back by any means necessary. A chance meeting opens the door for opportunity neither can resist. Can Logan convince her to trust him again, and is he willing to tell her why he broke her heart the first time?
13. Life of a Firefly: The Incredible Adventures and Mostly True Stories of Sandy Forte
Author: by Sandra Brown-Lindstedt
If you are just going to buy ONE BOOK THIS YEAR for your middle grade or young adult child, THIS IS THE BOOK! It’s a book your children will cherish for the rest of their lives. It has received rave editorial reviews and won multiple awards like the 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS, Children’s Mind/Soul/Body category, and Reader Views’ GRAND PRIZE – Best Fiction.
Life of a Firefly is already becoming a classic children’s book. It’s warm, it’s exciting, it’s captivating and most of all – KIDS LOVE IT!”I have a daughter who absolutely loved to read this! I love how quick-witted and courageous Sandy is.
THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE IN EVERY ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY!” -Megan B. Joseph, MHA”I can’t even express how much I LOVED this book. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in the past decade!” -Ms. Allison, Editor Book Editing ServicesIn this award winning children’s book Sandy learns to face her giants with the help of a tiny firefly.
It builds strong character and help boost self esteem. Kids see themselves in almost every situation that Sandy finds herself in, as she and her firefly go on amazing adventures that captures the imagination. As she continues on her incredible journey, each person she encounters teaches another lesson about friendship and family.
14. All He Needs (The Bennett Family Series Book 2)
Author: by Rhonda McKnight
February 23, 2021
People marry for financial reasons all the time, but it’s usually not to get their own money! Marriage settles a man or at least that’s what Zeke Bennett’s great-grandmother believed. Only a settled man will inherit her millions. Fast forward 70 years and the only settling Zeke wants to do is on a business deal.
The opportunity of a lifetime is dangling in front of him, but poor Zeke doesn’t even have a girlfriend. Well, he does, but she’s his best friend and he can’t marry hercan he? Rachel Ingram is in love with her best friend, Zeke, but he doesn’t know it.
Fortunately for her, she has a Team Ingramfive sisters with a plan for how to turn Zeke’s head and heart in Rachel’s direction. In a game that begins with lies and manipulation, Rachel must fight hard to flip her fake marriage to a real one.
Will she discover God’s plan would have been better?
15. Uncle Tom's Cabin: With Original 1852 Illustrations by Hammett Billings
Author: by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Published at: Suzeteo Enterprises (May 31, 2019)
Written by American author and dedicated abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is a poignant novel which shows the harsh reality of a slave’s life in the 1800s. Uncle Tom, an African-American slave who believes in the power of Christian faith.
The book would be a major contributor to the Civil War because its compelling portrayal of slaves as fellow human beings left little room for compromise: if slaves were indeed human, then no justification for slavery was possible. While this tale is heavy with the suffering of slavery, its strong characters and their songs show the resilience of those with love for God and how that love can overcome even the worst conditions.
Being the second best-selling book of the 20th century, Stowe’s compelling story is one that will empower you to consider who might not be regarded as humans, today, and what that means for us in the 21st century. This edition includes the 6 illustrations by Hammatt Billings commissioned by John P.
I Am Brown
Author: by Joyce Hammond
July 7, 2021
I Am Brown chronicles a young girl’s experience as she learns to love the skin she’s in and embracing melanin as a unique gift from God. Dannah struggles with self-love as she is bullied and teased by her classmates until she discovers that her brown is beautiful.
Dannah’s teacher Mrs. Hattie Weaver helps Dannah and her classmates to understand why everyone has their own unique color. Dannah learns to accept and love her beautiful brown skin! She finally understands that it’s ok to be black, brown, caramel, expresso, dark brown, olive, white or yellow because every shade is beautiful.