African American women are among the most religious people in the entire United States. This has led Thomas Nelson, a Christian publisher, to pursue this demographic by creating a bible that is specifically targeted toward African American women. The project is called, The Sisters in Faith Holy Bible: Encouraging and Empowering African-American Women with God’s Truth.
The book will be made available on January 1, 2013 on the Internet and in stores. Executive editors Michele Clark Jenkin and Stephanie Perry Moore are seeking to give a black perspective on understanding the bible to those who seek it. They are the co-founders of “Sisters in Faith,” designed to create products for black women who seek out the teachings of the bible.
“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.”