Discover Diverse Christian Books

I am an aspiring, Christian, children’s books author and illustrator.  I want to write and illustrate my culture, which encompasses biracial and multi-black families.  So, I took a trip to Lifeway this week to check out their diversity among the selection of children’s books.

Well, I knew of course that it would be small. Nevertheless, I took snapshots of the diverse books I could find.

Most of these books were diverse throughout.  However, “The Lord’s Prayer for Children” only had a black child on the cover, but not on the inside, which I thought was different.  

“My Princesses - Learn to Be Brave”  was cute.  Although, princess-y, Christian books always upset me a little since I have embraced full modesty according to the scriptures. 

“The Lord’s Prayer” and “Gotta Have God - for little ones” has Native American or Hispanic people in the illustrations.

This was all I could find at that store in the children’s book section.  There were plenty of all Caucasian books.  I did not see any all-African-American books.  I also looked among the toys for diverse characters and found none.  I then flipped through a couple graphic novel bibles and found little diversity according to what I have studied.  

So, Christian people of color should jump on the opportunity to get our cultures published.  The Christian book industry needs us.   


“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” ~ Matthew 28:19 KJV

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