On January 1, 2013, African American women will have a bible of their very own. Christian publisher Thomas Nelson brings forth The Sisters in Faith Holy Bible: Encouraging and Empowering African-American Women with God’s Truth, “giving a black perspective on understanding the bible to those who seek it.”
The executive editors of the book, Michele Clark Jenkin and Stephanie Perry Moore, are co-founders of “Sisters in Faith”, which creates biblical products for black women.
Jenkins was quoted on Black Blue Dog:
“African-American women have a different history and a different presence from any other demographic,” said Jenkins. “Their history is characterized by strength in the face of instability; making a-way out of no-way and self-definition in the face of a lost identity. A substantial number of African-American women are working mothers and oftentimes single mothers. Most are looking to cut a new path. The Sisters in Faith Bible is designed to speak directly to the specific needs of this group of women.”
The Bible features modern features, like devotionals, notes referring to scriptures to answer life questions, creative articles from the perspective of women in the Bible. You can also expect the authorized King James Version of the text, center-column references, and concordance. The focus of this version of the bible will be aspects of life important to black women: God, family, others, self, and career.
BMWK – let us know your thoughts. Do you agree there is a need for a Bible for African American women?