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.   

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“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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