Review – Carved in Ebony – Non Fiction

Book Name Carved in Ebony

Author Jasmine L. Holmes

Publisher Bethany House

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About the book

Through the lives of Elizabeth Freeman, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Amanda Berry Smith, Mamie Till, and others, author and speaker Jasmine Holmes shares the significant role that Black women have played in the formation of our faith–and are playing in our formation as modern-day women of faith.

As these historical figures take the stage with Holmes, you will be inspired by what the stories of these women can teach us about education, birth, privilege, and so much more. Carved in Ebony will take you past the predominately white, male contributions that seemingly dominate history books to discover how Black women have been some of the main figures in defining the landscape of American history and faith.

Come along on Jasmine’s journey and be encouraged by the powerful and persuasive Black women of our past so that you can help inspire a better, more inclusive future.

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My Review

Jasmine Holmes has collected stories of 10 interesting women. They provide examples of Christian black women who stood up for others. These women are from all walks of life from a variety of religious backgrounds. Holmes shares her research process throughout the book. 

I was looking for short biographies which detailed the lives of these women. It is obvious from the text that these women had an impact on Holmes. The stories she shares go beyond biographical information and provide commentary on the historical times as well as our current times.. Carved in Ebony is a book that looks at historical figures, the political situation of their times, and how we can learn from their situations. Carved in Ebony could be a starting point for further research on these black American Christian women.  m

I recommend that librarians in k-12 Christian schools read Carved in Ebony for themselves before placing the book in their library. It may not appeal to their student body. I received a complimentary copy of Carved in Ebony. This is my honest review.

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