About the Book
Elizabeth Freeman, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Maria Fearing, Charlotte Forten Grimké, Sarah Mapps Douglass, Sara Griffith Stanley, Amanda Berry Smith, Lucy Craft Laney, Maria Stewart, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
These names may not be familiar, but each one of these women was a shining beacon of devotion in a world that did not value their lives. They worked to change laws, built schools, spoke to thousands, shared the Gospel around the world. And while history books may have forgotten them, their stories can teach us so much about what it means to be modern women of faith.
Through the research and reflections of author Jasmine Holmes, you will be inspired by what each of these exceptional women can teach us about the intersections of faith and education, birth, privilege, opportunity, and so much more. Carved in Ebony will take you past the predominantly white, male contributions that seemingly dominate history books and church history to discover how Black women have been some of the main figures in defining the landscape of American history and faith.
Join Jasmine on this journey of illuminating these women–God’s image-bearers, carved in ebony.
In My Opinion
Did you read missionary books when you were younger? I loved picking them up from our church library. Carved in Ebony by Jasmine Holmes brought those to mind in a way.
But Holmes’s research and insight into these ten Black women’s lives is so much more. The author not only introduces readers to these women, she challenges us while sharing how she connected with each of them. You can feel her excitement when she shares of discovering something new while researching.
None of us is perfect, but God is faithful. We can persevere in the hard times and live our lives boldly, shining God’s light no matter our mistakes, our social status, or how the world around us feels like it’s falling apart. This is what Holmes gives readers in her book.
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